UV Light System prevents slime in healthcare ice machines.

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Silently employing ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) light technology on 24/7 basis, Ice UV Mini™ eliminates unhealthy slime and other biological contaminants from healthcare industry condensate drains and other countertop ice and water dispenser interiors. UV-C lamp (254 nm) has low-intensity discharge that will not damage internal plastic or metal parts. Designed for limited-space interiors, unit consists of 9 x 3/8 in. UV lamp and 6 x 1.5 x 1.1 in., 120 Vac hard-wired power supply.


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Fresh-Aire UV Introduces Ice UV Mini(TM) for Preventing Slime in Healthcare Industry Ice Machines

Mini UV lamp system is newest addition to Ice UV product line for ice machine sanitation and maintenance cost reduction. John Parris

Fresh-Aire UV, Jupiter, Fla., a manufacturer of ultraviolet (UV) light disinfection for HVAC and ice machine equipment, has introduced the industry's first UV light system designed for eliminating unhealthy, maintenance-intensive biological contaminants in healthcare industry compact countertop ice flakers and water dispensers.

The dark and moist interiors of nursing station countertop ice flakers' create an optimal environment for unsanitary slime, mold, bacteria and virus growth that may result in contaminated patient ice and failed health code inspections.

However, the Ice UV Mini's proven ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) light technology works silently 24/7 eliminating slime and other biological contaminants from condensate drains and other countertop ice and water dispenser interiors. Six-month-long healthcare field studies have demonstrated successful slime elimination.

Fresh-Aire UV's unique 254-nanometer UV-C lamp has a specially-designed low intensity discharge that won't damage sensitive ice flaker plastic or metal internal parts. It offers a healthier, ozone-free alternative to toxic, odorous and corrosive cleaning chemicals.

The Ice UV Mini fits the tight, confined interiors of most flaker brands/models and consists of a 9 (l) x 3/8 (d)-inch UV lamp, and a compact 6 (l) x 1.5 (w) x 1.1 (h)-inch, 120-VAC hard-wired power supply.

The Ice UV Mini delivers an immediate payback, because contractor/maintenance department and material/installation costs are significantly lower than the hundreds of dollars charged each time an ice dispenser is conventionally cleaned.                          

Other Ice UV Mini features are:
• prevention of internal ice dispenser slime;
• interlocked door shut-off switch for safety;
• quick installation of less than 30-minutes;
• Teflon-coated lamps help prevent accidental breakage;
• and lifetime unlimited warranty on all parts except the one-year warranty lamp.

The Ice UV Mini is the newest addition to the Ice UV product line, which won an Innovation Award at the International Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo 2009) in the "Refrigeration Category." The Ice UV product line offers microbial disinfection systems designed specifically for all sizes, types and brands of ice machines for the hospitality, foodservice and now the healthcare market.

For more information on Fresh-Aire UV and its disinfection and IAQ commercial and residential products, please visit www.freshaireuv.com, call (800) 741-1195 or email: sales@freshaireuv.com.

About Fresh-Aire UV®: Fresh-Aire UV® is a division of Triatomic Environmental Inc., Jupiter, Fla., a leading manufacturer and developer of germicidal UV light systems designed for commercial/industrial and residential HVAC systems and ice machines. Among their products is the patented Blue-Tube UV®, the first 24 volt low-voltage germicidal UV light for HVAC, which has become the most popular product of its type in the world.  Fresh-Aire UV's revolutionary APCO® (advanced photocatalytic oxidation) system, which combines UV-C light with activated carbon cells for comprehensive odor, VOC and microbial control, was an International Innovation Award winner at the 2011 AHR Expo. Fresh-Aire UV® systems are sold through wholesale HVAC/R distributors, specified by consulting engineers and installed/serviced by air conditioning contractors. Fresh-Aire UV® continually strives to engineer, develop and market products to meet the demand for a greener world and healthier environment. The UV products improve air quality, enhance the efficiency of HVAC/R systems and reduce maintenance costs.  For more information please visit www.freshaireuv.com, call 1-(800) 741-1195 or email: sales@freshaireuv.com.

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