Airborne micro-organisms such as germs, bacteria, fungi and viruses can trigger health problems in humans and contaminate raw materials and fresh food in food production, leading to premature spoilage.
Air Quality is covered in UK legislation under COSHH regulations and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 which specify that employers owe "common duty of care" to employees and others who use or visit the premises. Furthermore the European standard VDI 6022 states that air conditioning plants should provide flawless air quality.
Air contaminated by bacteria, moulds, yeasts and viruses causes microbial build-up on the heat exchange plates, primary condensate drain pans and intermediate drain pans of the cooling coils and eliminator sections in air handling units. This problem also affects the system ductwork, resulting in increased resistance to air flow and a loss in thermal efficiency.
UV-C air hygiene solutions from Advanced Air Hygiene reduce microbial contamination by up to 99% on a continual basis. More information can be found on the UV-C Technology page
By eliminating the need for manual cleaning of the coil, which is largely ineffective, the likelihood of structurally weak components being damaged during this process will also be prevented.
Furthermore the use of disinfectants and sanitizers in HVAC systems could potentially be dangerous for workers, which has been highlighted by the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Advanced Air Hygiene offers an extensive range of products for UV-C based disinfection of air & surfaces which can either be set up as stand-alone solutions or customised for simple integration into existing or planned air handling systems.
We currently work within the following industries and many others:
Disinfection systems from Advanced Air Hygiene work on a purely physical basis. They ensure effective and continuous disinfection. This dispenses with the need for chemical cleaners that harm the environment saves operators additional cleaning costs.
Our disinfection systems are extremely low maintenance. As the effect of the UV-C emitters decreases towards the end of their service life, Advanced Air Hygiene will be pleased to attend to their replacement to ensure constant, optimal disinfection.
Advanced Air Hygiene has a strategic partnership with Ferguson Engineering Northern Ltd to design and manufacture bespoke UV-C product decontamination tunnels for the food industry. Combining our expertise in UV-C technology and F.E.N's skill and experience in conveyor design and machine fabrication for food industry applications gives us the ability to meet and exceed our customer's requirements. It has also enabled us to be at the forefront in developing bespoke UVC solutions. This separate company is called Applied UVC Technology Ltd.