Why do you need OEM parts for your UV?
When keeping your water treatment systems running efficiently, it is important to replace the consumable components periodically. This includes the UV lamp, quartz sleeve, UV Monitor, and O ring seals, all of which work together to ensure that your water is properly treated. If any of these components become damaged or are not functioning properly, it can result in inefficient water treatment and may even lead to water contamination.
So let’s look at some reasons why replacing your UV lamp, quartz sleeve, and o-rings with original spares is a must for any business.
Replacing your UV lamp, quartz sleeve, UV Monitor and O ring seals is crucial for preventing UV damage and maintaining performance. The UV lamp emits the UV light necessary for the treatment of the process fluid. The quartz sleeve provides the barrier between the electrically driven UV lamp and the water, providing an essential safety barrier between the two.
The dosage provided to the process fluid might be compromised if the UV intensity is not kept at the proper level. If the UV is inadequate, your system may perform poorly or burn up needless energy resources. An excessive dosage and usage of electrical energy may result if the UV Sensor underreports the UV intensity. Therefore, it is crucial to make sure your system’s UV intensity is within the recommended range.
Keeping your device in proper working order is essential to ensure that it can operate at its maximum potential. While most UV systems do not require extensive maintenance, there are several steps that will ensure the system operates correctly and lasts its intended life. Some of those tasks include:
- Keeping the UV chamber and cabinet clean and free from debris. Wiping both components down will ensure the equipment maintains its original appearance and reduces the potential of any corrosion from forming.
- Keeping the fan filters clean and replacing them at regular intervals will ensure proper airflow and cooling of the UV system cabinet.
- For systems with an AC unit for cooling, ensuring proper maintenance of the AC system is conducted per the AC system manufacturer. This will keep the AC system working efficiently and reduce power consumption and downtime.
- Depending on the application, regularly cleaning and inspecting the quartz sleeve by using the automatic wiper systems will prolong the lifespan and efficiency of the system.
- Replacing components at the recommended intervals as suggested by the manufacturer will reduce downtime and improve efficiency.
You should also ensure that you have replacement UV lamps, quartz sleeves, and other wear items on hand, as these parts have a defined lifespan, and could result in unnecessary downtime if not readily available.
Suppose your business is a brewery and relies on a functioning system for day-to-day treatment. By not having spares or investing in poor-quality ultraviolet lamps that are more likely to break and underperform, you’re risking the profitability and reputation of your business by having to shut down for periods of time.
A UV system is built such that every component functions to provide the performance required to safeguard your processes. When a part that was not part of the original design is employed, it places unnecessary stress on the system and may lead to a shorter lifespan for both that component and the equipment.
Following the recommended maintenance outlined in the O&M Manual will help to extend the life of the equipment and ensure performance is always met. Replacing parts at their recommended intervals ensures efficiency is maintained, as well as contributing to sustainability goals. A UV system that is not maintained will eventually become inefficient, resulting in unnecessary power consumption and a possible drop in performance, replacing your UV lamp, quartz sleeve and seals are all important steps in ensuring that your device functions effectively and safely.
The most crucial reason to change your UV parts is to guarantee that the system is giving the right dose and that hazardous germs and mold are inactivated. UV light is a powerful disinfectant, but over time the UV intensity of the lamp will decrease, and the quartz sleeve degrade. As a result, the system begins to lose some of its efficiency.
For many businesses, UV is the primary source of protecting their brand against harmful bacteria, mold, and viruses. The use of UV helps to extend the shelf life of products, reduce spoilage, and offers a protective barrier in the event of a water main break upstream of the facility. A poorly maintained system can result in problems with taste & odor issues of products and most importantly, people getting sick due to contamination.
To keep your UV system working at its maximum efficiency, it is essential to replace the lamps, quartz sleeves, and seals at regular intervals to ensure the system is operating at its peak performance.
It is also vital to recalibrate the UV intensity sensor on an annual basis, thus ensuring the system delivers its intended performance while only consuming the minimum required power.
By stocking replacement UV parts, you’re helping to minimize downtime and potential issues caused by aging components, and meeting sustainability goals by only consuming the necessary power to achieve your required performance. Not only will stocking critical parts save you money in the long run, but it will also provide you with peace of mind knowing that your UV system is operating correctly and keeping people and processes safe.
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