The use of UV light for disinfection has gained rapid momentum in the past few years. The 2020 pandemic gave even more push to the use of UV light for disinfection.
Although UV lamps emitting the germicidal wavelength were used in industrial and commercial places, the current awareness in maintaining health and safety among homeowners has increased the residential applications too.
UV lamps are most popularly used in water treatment at homes and office spaces. Now, instead of installing bare UV lamps to disinfect water, you can find UV units encasing the UV lamps and quartz sleeve in a thick metal enclosure.
The UV unit has an inlet and outlet for water to enter the unit for disinfection and exit the disinfected water for use, respectively.
However, several people aren’t aware of the best way to install the UV unit for water treatment in their homes or offices. In this blog post, we will give you a few top tips to install your UV unit safely. We will also tell you about a suitable location in your home or office space to install the UV unit safely.
Top Tips to Install UV Unit
Most UV units will be installed either vertically or horizontally. Here’s what you must remember:
When Installing Vertically
If you choose to install UV unit vertically, make sure the inlet is at the bottom and the outlet is on the top. The water will enter the inlet from the bottom, fill the whole tank for disinfection and come out of the outlet at the top.
Make sure you leave enough space on the top of the unit to help remove the UV lamp and quartz sleeve during maintenance.
When Installing Horizontally
If you choose to install the UV unit horizontally, make sure the inlet is at the bottom and the outlet is at the top. If you install the unit in reverse position (top-inlet and bottom-outlet), the water will enter the unit and immediately leave the unit without enough time for disinfection.
As mentioned above, make sure to leave enough space on the sides of the unit to help remove UV lamp and quartz sleeve during maintenance.
Suitable Location to Install UV Unit
If you have a single outlet such as the kitchen sink, you can use the under-sink space to install the UV unit.
You might be tempted to install the UV unit in the loft above. However, there is a risk of bacterial contamination. If the bacteria multiply, there will be troubles moving forward. So, avoid installing it in the loft.
If you want to supply water to multiple outlets such as a washing machine, dishwasher, and more, you must install the UV unit at the last point before the pipes spread out to these appliances. The best location will be under the floor or the bottom of the cupboard.
The installation rules are the same for commercial UV units too.
When installing a UV unit in your home or office, make sure you get it installed correctly in terms of direction and location.
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