Xylem launches UV disinfection systems for sensitive processes

July 19, 2017

Offering effective, chemical-free disinfection, Xylem has launched the Wedeco Spektron Industrial UV Disinfection Systems – designed specifically for use in sensitive processes, such as those found in the food and beverage or pharmaceutical industries.

Spektron Industrial systems use closed-vessel UV reactors with Wedeco Ecoray® UV lamps and ballasts, which make them highly sustainable while assuring consistent quality of disinfection without added taste or colour. The Ecoray® technology in particular can provide energy savings of up to 20 per cent due to its optimised hydraulics and variable power control. In addition, Ecoray® lamps achieve a high output with minimal maintenance requirements and contain less mercury than similar technologies on the market.

As with other disinfection solutions in the Wedeco range, the Spektron Industrial Systems include a standard EcoTouch controller and OptiDose closed-loop control, which monitors operating conditions such as flow, UV transmittance, and UV intensity in real time. For added efficiency, the controller can adjust the energy consumption of the Spektron Industrial models depending on the dosing requirements.

Systems are available in four models, ranging from 28m3 per hour to a maximum flow of 150m3 per hour, to meet customer needs. Featuring an improved inner surface, compact stainless steel cabinet and hygienic flanges, the series delivers reliable and accurate disinfection, in-line with strict hygiene requirements – potentially of benefit to the food and beverage or pharmaceutical industries and processes such as microelectronics.

Duncan Leathley, General Manager Treatment at Xylem, said: “At Xylem, we understand what it takes to achieve effective, chemical-free disinfection, particularly in sensitive processes involving consumable products. The Spektron series has undergone extensive testing to ensure it meets the latest applicable legislation, and provides an environmentally-sustainable, highly efficient disinfection solution that manufacturers can rely on to maintain their own high standards.”

Spektron Industrial forms part of the Wedeco brand, a premier manufacturer of ultraviolet (UV) disinfection and ozone (O3) oxidation systems.