Automated Germicidal UV-C Systems
Frequently asked questions
Find answers about the state of the art Gangi Germicidal UV-C system
Germicidal UV-C technology has been around since the late 1800s and Westinghouse developed the first commercial UV-C lamps during the 1930s. Since then they’ve been used by countless facilities including pharmaceutical plants, hospitals, food and beverage production facilities and more.
On the other hand, Gangi’s innovative germicidal UV-C system is new. In fact, it’s the first fully automated system of its kind in Australia and makes germicidal UV-C technology safer, more practical and more effective.
No. Prolonged direct exposure to UV-C light can cause eye and skin damage over time and increase the risk of skin cancer. Short term exposure is not thought to cause lasting damage.
As the system is integrated with an enterprise grade security system, it is completely automated and will only turn on if the space is unoccupied. Numerous fail-safes such as the advanced movement detection system, auto door locks and auto shutdown ensure the UV-C light will not come into contact with humans.
It sure does. Studies show that UV-C significantly increases the level of disinfection when applied to surfaces1B. Casini, B. Tuvo, M.L. Cristina, A.M. Spagnolo, M. Totaro, A. Baggiani, G.P. Privitera, ‘Evaluation of an Ultraviolet C (UVC) Light-Emitting Device for Disinfection of High Touch Surfaces in Hospital Critical Areas’, in Int J Environ Res Public Health, vol. 16(19), October 2019, viewed on 16 May 2020, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6801766/ and within HVAC systems2‘Ultraviolet air and surface treatment’ in ASHRAE handbook- HVAC Applications, chapter 62, 2019, viewed on 16 May 2020, https://www.ashrae.org/file%20library/technical%20resources/covid-19/i-p_a19_ch62_uvairandsurfacetreatment.pdf.
Chemicals used for disinfection are bad for the environment and dangerous to use – they can also be expensive and using them often means higher labour costs. That’s why we designed the Gangi Germicidal UV-C System to negate the need for harsh chemicals. It’s easier, safer and more cost-effective.
Note: The Gangi Germicidal UV-C System should be used alongside regular cleaning (without harsh chemicals) to remove any layers of dirt and dust that may stop disinfection.
The reporting and monitoring is completely automated so that once we install your germicidal UV-C system you won’t have to do a thing. Everyday you’ll receive a comprehensive report via email or by logging into our special Gangi Germicidal Systems web portal. The report will include the following for each space in which the system is installed:
- Confirmation that the system’s cycle was completed
- Notification if the cycle has not been completed, and the reasons why.
UV-C light breaks down bacteria and viruses so effectively because it has an extremely high frequency, which breaks down their DNA structure. When it damages viruses and bacteria, it stops them from reproducing and renders them harmless. UV-C light can only affect the bacteria that it can reach and is only effective if set to the right intensity, so it’s important that any germicidal UV-C system is correctly installed and calibrated.