UV protection

UV protection

Hygiene / Safety

Peacekeeping forces are constantly being deployed to remote and challenging locations. The threat posed by contagious diseases spread by parasites, microorganisms and viruses has dramatically worsened in recent years. We have addressed these challenges by installing air-optimized systems and UVC microbicidal protection in our container-based kitchens.

All kitchen equipment and fittings have been selected to provide maximum access for cleaning, and all statutory and regulatory requirements have been met and fully documented.

UVC – effective against microbes

UVC is an effective and well-documented means of disinfecting air, surfaces and water. While “smart” microbes can develop a resistance to antibiotic and chemical agents, no such problems are associated with UVC disinfection. Low-pressure UVC sources are used in disinfectant applications.

Ultraviolet radiation, often called UV light, is measured in nanometres (nm) and is divided into three wavebands: UVC (200-280 nm), UVB (280-320 nm) and UVA (320-400 nm). The shorter the wavelength the higher the energy. The 254 nm wavelength in the UVC range has the strongest microbicidal effect, since it damages the microbes’ genetic material, preventing them from reproducing.

The technology has been developed to comply with the strictest bio-safety guidelines (level P4) formulated by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in the USA and the World Health Organization (WHO).

To our knowledge, we are the only company in the world that uses UVC technology in field kitchens. It can also be installed in our sanitation and laundry containers.

Some benefits

  • Kills Ebola and other viruses with electricity and UV light within few minutes 
  • Low installation cost   
  • Low operation cost   
  • Maintenance of installations is simple
  • No chemicals are used   
  • Environmentally friendly 
  • Double operation efficiency over chemical methods when used in water applications

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