Sustainable Operation

tl_files/cms_contents/industries/Aquaculture/Applications B3.pngOne of the key issues in UV disinfection is maintaining reliable and efficient operation over time. The system’s performance is sustained owing to the following components and features:

A UV sensor per lamp: a dedicated UV sensor per lamp provide accurate, real-time information about the status and efficiency of the UV lamp and informs the user about lamp performance and exact replacement time. Lamps are not necessarily replaced according to a set amount of hours stated in the user manual [which normally refer to lab conditions], rather the Atlantium system monitors the real performance of each and every lamp individually and provide the user with the relevant information for sustainable operation.  

An integrated UVT sensor: the overwhelming majority of conventional UV systems in the market operate without an integrated or an add-on UVT meter. The UVT is assumed or measured upon installation and regarded as a constant. In reality, UVT might fluctuate considerably between seasons and production stages and the UV system must be able to respond to such changes by increasing the power delivered to the lamp [read more about the UV dose equation here]. The Atlantium UV system has an integrated UVT meter [WTM] which constantly feeds the controller with real-time UVT information for the purpose of accurate monitoring of the the UV dose.  In this manner the Atlantium UV system can adjust its operation according to the ever-changing production conditions and deliver quality disinfection at all time.

Medium pressure UV lamps: contrary to industry-common belief, medium pressure lamps have many operational advantages when it comes to sustainable disinfection. Beyond their higher disinfection efficiency, providing higher log reduction at lower UV dose levels than low pressure lamps, medium pressure lamps are also known for preventing bacteria re-generation thus further contributing to the sustainable operation of the UV system.

Simple and straight forward maintenance schedule: a fish hatchery should concentrate in fish production. This is why we believe that a UV system with 10-60 lamps can never be maintained properly due to the egregious amount of lamps: it simply takes too long to be completed according to the recommended maintenance schedule. Atlantium UV systems can treat up to 3,000m3/hr using 1-4 lamps with a validated replacement time of 6 minutes per lamp. In addition, no quartz sleeve replacement is required and a lamp can be changed while the other lamps in the system are in operation. This significantly reduces maintenance schedule and enables uniterrupted production cycles. 

 

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Validated 5 minutes lamp replacement process. Quartz sleeves do not require periodical replacement