Central airconditioning and commercial refrigeration major, Blue Star has launched UVC Emitters in association with Steril-Aire, USA. UVC Emitters is a technological break-through product which helps substantially improve Indoor Air Quality by destroying viruses and bacteria.
Indoor Air Quality is an extremely important parameter in all airconditioned spaces. Poor Indoor Air Quality leads to illnesses like migraine, tiredness, depression etc. In case of hospitals, restaurants or pharmaceuticals, this may lead to contamination and malfunction.
The UVC Emitters launched by Blue Star generate ultraviolet (UV) energy in the 260-nanometer frequency. This UV energy kills or inactivates microbes, eradicating surface and airborne mold, as well as viruses and bacteria. Further, it also prevents the spread of infectious diseases caused by bacteria (including TB, Legionella, E. coli, and whooping cough) and viruses (including colds, flu, measles, German measles, chicken pox, small pox and SARS).
These UVC Emitters also lower the airconditioning power costs by improving heat transfer and increasing net cooling capacity. It also continuously cleans coils, drain pans, plenums and ducts, reducing or eliminating costly cleaning programs and the use of harmful chemicals and disinfectants.
UVC Emitters are ideal for offices, government buildings, retail stores, malls, hotels, hospitals, medical offices, clinics, laboratories, institutions etc. The cost of UVC lamps is recovered within 12-18 months by way of power savings and reduced operational expenses. The benefits from improved air quality resulting in better health cannot be quantified.
According to Satish Jamdar, Executive Director, Blue Star "The focus in airconditioning maintenance traditionally was break-down maintenance. However, recently we have been focusing on important issues such as Energy Management, Indoor Air Quality Management and Water Management. We have migrated to higher levels in customer centric cooling solutions by offering a bundle of benefits which include uptime guarantee, savings in power bills and improved indoor quality."