Healthcare

A clinically validated technology that destroys HAI-causing microorganisms amplifying in air conditioning coils.

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Dangerous pathogens like bacteria, viruses and mold attributed to hospital acquired infections (HAI’s) are thriving here. Air transported by air conditioning components (below) has been proven to spread contamination throughout a facility.

The HVAC unit in a healthcare environment is a reservoir, amplifier and disseminator of microorganisms commonly attributed to HAIs. More than just airborne infections, these microorganisms contribute to the growth of a complex microbiological material called “biofilm” (above) that adheres to HVAC surfaces especially coils and drain pans. Peer reviewed studies show that these problematic microorganisms are circulated and are present in the air for inhalation by patients, increasing HAI risk. Air filtration and regular cleaning alone are insufficient. The solution is to address the underlying cause of contamination at the source.

The best long-term solution with quantifiable and predictable outcomes: Steril-Aire’s ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) solution.

 

21⁄2 year study: Microbes in HVAC eradicated, with reductions in HAI’s and $850,000 in annual clinical savings.

Steril-Aire UVGI solutions give healthcare facilities three sustainable advantages

Destroy HAI-causing Microorganisms

Over 20 years of data indicate that installations of Steril-Aire UVGI (Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation) systems produce sustainable and predictable disinfection outcomes. Deactivation of microorganisms by greater than 5 log can be achieved. The disinfection is designed to reduce pathogens to the desired level.

Energy Savings, Increased Capacity

In addition to harboring pathogens, biofilm growth makes HVAC units less efficient increasing energy use. Coils that are continuously cleaned with Steril-Aire UVGI keep operating at optimum thermal capacity for the life of the equipment. One healthcare facility saved $500,000 on a $25,000 investment.

Reduced Maintenance Cost

Manual cleaning of air conditioning coils and components is labor-intensive. As soon as it’s removed, sticky biofilm begins forming again at a rapid rate. Continuous cleaning by Steril-Aire UVGI not only reduces maintenance costs but completely eliminates the need for chemical cleaning. Our UVGI solutions are designed to irradiate the surfaces where biofilm and microorganisms grow.

Contact us to see what UVGI can do for your healthcare facility

 

In one year, a $25,000 investment in Steril-Aire saved $500,000 on energy and equipment sustainability.

How Steril-Aire has made air safer.

Coil Cleaning Myths (Contracting Business)

Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL

Improving Environmental Hygiene: Shining the Light on Air Systems to Cut Infections (Becker’s Clinical Quality and Infection Control)

Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, Bethlehem, PA

Steril-Aire UVC Emitters Provide Microbial Control (Infection Control Today)

Muskogee Community Hospital, Muskogee, OK

Muskogee Community Hospital, Muskogee, OK

Effectiveness of germicidal radiation for reducing fungal contamination within air-handling units. (Applied and Environmental Microbiology)

The Microbiology of HVAC Biofilm (Indoor Environment Connections)

Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

4 take-aways on why Steril-Aire is the best UVGI solution.

Higher output means sustained antimicrobial action. A minimum 99.9% inactivation of microorganisms requires a specific dose of UVGI energy. Steril-Aire UVGI emitters are proven to sustain higher intensities over a longer period of time as compared to other’s products.

Independent testing proves performance superiority. Independent testing has proven that our emitters deliver up to 6 times more energy than competitor products with superior disinfection in the cool and damp HVAC environment.

Systems engineered to penetrate every recess. Steril-Aire solutions are engineered to penetrate every corner and recess where microorganisms breed. We optimize performance by providing an appropriate level of UVGI energy to satisfy your required level of microbial deactivation.

Steril-Aire’s technology is often copied, never duplicated. Steril-Aire invented UVC for HVAC technology nearly 30 years ago and has continued to upgrade it. Imitators have never been able to equal the original, which includes superior construction and engineering support.