UVDI, through the design of its Altru-V brand of commercial UVC products has brought to bear decades of scientific research of UV to HVAC systems. By utilizing the science of UVC, Altru-V has introduced V-Smart software to take the guess work out of UV system design. V-Smart Select allows the user to understand how much UV energy is necessary to return HVAC system capacity and deliver proven energy savings. V-Smart Save predicts the annual energy savings and payback timeframe for the installation of the UVC system.
Our UVC fixtures (also referred to as ultraviolet germicidal irradiation or UVGI) are designed for ease of installation (e.g. V-Mods track mounted “plug & play” design), use the most environmentally friendly (lowest mercury content) and cost effective UV lamp on the market and are UL/CUL listed for safety.
All Altru-V products are manufactured in an ISO 9001:2000 certified plant, ensuring the high quality of every fixture.
Are All UV Lamps The Same?
Not all UVC lamps are created equal. Our HVACR line of Altru-V products use Germicidal U.V. Lamps (UV-C) which utilize a unique sodium – barium silicate soft glass. The protective coating on the inside of our lamps minimizes the effect of mercury absorption into the surface of the glass. (the main cause of lamp degradation)
Non-coated glass or a quartz tube absorbs the mercury faster and thus minimizes the output of UV. Non-coated glass or quartz tubes also require more mercury within the lamp to compensate for loss of mercury into the glass wall. UVDI's specified UVC lamps utilize 3 mg of mercury per lamp whereas quartz UVC lamps can exceed 100 mg’s of mercury.
Extensive testing has been done on the long-term performance of both soft coated glass UVC lamps (Altru-V) and quartz glass UV lamps commonly referred to as high-output lamps. The results show that after 10,000 hours of operation, the quartz lamps tested were producing only 53% of their original output, whereasUVDI specified coated soft-glass lamps averaged above 80%.
Which Products Will Meet My Needs?
The Altru-V product line can meet virtually any commercial/industrial application need. When using this software, the user is instructed on what fixtures should be used, how many rows, where the fixtures should be mounted in the system, the average UVC energy will strike the target surface, anticipated time to kill four common pathogens typically found in HVAC system and a graphical representation of the UVC energy striking the surface.
The V-Strike XS/XT can be utilized in many applications from through-wall units commonly found in portable school classrooms to package rooftop systems. The V-Strike offers ease of installation, simply drill a hole, secure the fixture with screw, insert the lamp and provide electricity.
For those applications needing high-intensity UVC, the V-Flex provides unmatched UV intensity to deliver desired kill rates of virtually any pathogen in HVAC systems of any size large or small. The V-Flex combined with Altru-V’s proprietary software, V-Smart UVD, provides the customer with the real science they can rely upon to deliver the kill rates desired.
For questions regarding products please contact firstname.lastname@example.org UV Solutions, LLC 9535 E. 59th Street Indianapolis, IN 46216 Direct Phone: (317) 345-9599 Fax: (317) 803-3370