Sapphire In-duct Air Sterilizer
The Sapphire, which is very similar to the Eliminator RPT, remains an industry standard, particularly for large installations, because of its unique stainless steel* housing, high-output lamps, ease-of-installation, and "lamp-out" indication visible through the housing. This single lamp 20” unit provides maximum UV dosage on a single coil.
The Sapphire In-duct Air Sterilizer features:
- Stainless steel housing*
- High output lamps
- 120V power input
- Simple installation
- 20" UVC lamp
- Lamp change without removal of housing from mounting
- "Lamp-out" indication
*Using a stainless-steel housing for a UV-C unit in your furnace offers several advantages:
- Durability - Stainless steel is known for its durability, and resistance to corrosion. It can withstand harsh environmental conditions, ensuring that the UV-C unit in your home remains effective over an extended period. This is particularly important in a furnace environment where the unit may be exposed to heat, moisture, and other potentially corrosive elements.
- Resistance to High Temperatures - Furnaces generate heat, and the components within can become quite hot. Stainless steel has high-temperature resistance, making it suitable for use in environments where elevated temperatures are present. This ensures that the housing can withstand the conditions inside the furnace without warping or degrading.
- Corrosion Resistance - Stainless steel is highly resistant to corrosion and rust, even in humid or moist conditions. Since furnaces can sometimes create a humid environment, especially during certain operating conditions, stainless steel housing provides added protection against corrosion, ensuring the longevity of the UV-C unit.
- Easy-to-Clean - Stainless steel surfaces are smooth and non-porous, making them easy-to-clean. This is important for maintaining the effectiveness of the UV-C unit because dirt or debris on the housing could potentially block the UV-C light or reduce its efficiency. The ease of cleaning is particularly beneficial in environments like HVAC systems where dust and particles may be present.
- Hygienic - Stainless steel is a hygienic material that is easy to sanitize. In applications involving UV-C units, maintaining a clean and sterile environment is crucial for optimal performance. The non-porous surface of housing made from stainless steel helps prevent the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms.
- Aesthetic Appeal - Stainless steel has a sleek and modern appearance, which can contribute to the overall aesthetic of the HVAC system or furnace. While the visual aspect may not directly impact the functionality of the UV-C unit, it can be a consideration for those who value a clean and polished look in their appliances.
Ask about our optional UV-emitting shatterproof coating, which provides an additional level of security and can be used with all American Ultraviolet UVC systems. If broken, these lamps retain all fragments of quartz and mercury within the sleeve and maintain the sterility of the HVAC environment.
Prolonged, direct exposure to UVC light can cause temporary skin redness and eye irritation. American Ultraviolet systems are designed with safety in mind and, when properly installed by a professional contractor, do not allow exposure to UV irradiation and allow for safe operation and maintenance.
None of the American Ultraviolet UVC products detailed above are certified, or approved under any applicable laws, as a medical device, and as such, American Ultraviolet, and its Representatives and Distributors, do not currently intend for them to be used as medical devices anywhere globally. Products have not been evaluated by the FDA.