UVC sterilisation chosen for Portugese venue

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Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cultural and Congress Centre (CCC) in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal, has chosen UVC solutions from GoldenSea UV to sanitise its performance and public spaces.

The CCC has invested in two types of UV sterilisation and disinfection products, after careful consultation with Portuguese distributor NAN of Lisbon. The venue procured four UVL150 units. This high-powered mobile UV lighting fixture is used for the sterilisation of large interior spaces. The fixtures are rigged on stands and therefore can be transported to any desired location.

The resident team also chose a compact UV4C-H UV disinfection cabinet for the cleansing of microphones, headphones, cabling and other materials and small objects in frequent daily use.

“UVC radiation is a well-known disinfectant for air, water and surfaces, with a high rate of ‘proven efficiency’,” said Carlos Mota from the CCC. “It is a technology widely used for disinfecting spaces and equipment in hospital environments, since all bacteria or viruses tested to date – including the various coronaviruses – are neutralised by UVC disinfection. A study by the Institute for Medical Virology of the Frankfurt University Hospital proves the elimination of the virus that causes COVID-19, and UVC has also been validated for the inactivation of over 200 bacteria and viruses.”

The CCC holds Clean & Safe Establishment approval for artistic performance venues

The CCC holds Clean & Safe Establishment approval for artistic performance venues

The GoldenSea UV products all use Philips/Osram 253.7nm UVC lamps, which the company notes are certified as effective against COVID-19.

“GoldenSea UV’s products have produced great results in a minimal amount of time and we are convinced they are the best products for this purpose,” a CCC spokesperson said. “UVC technology has an efficacy rate of over 90% compared with 40% of traditional chemical cleaning, the experts say, and the technology has been laboratory-proven to reduce the activity of Sars-Cov-2 by 99.99%.”

All GoldenSea UV products have been designed with built-in security measures to ensure compliance with the UNE 0068 specification and safe handling. The measures include a delayed start to allow the evacuation of the area to be disinfected; remote control; motion sensor cut-out; drop sensor (in mobile units); red or green indicator lights; and an audio warning signal.

The CCC has been awarded the Clean & Safe Establishment seal for artistic performance venues, by Turismo de Portugal and the General Inspection of Cultural Activities. This award guarantees that the CCC ‘meets the appropriate health conditions at different levels, while offering the elements of comfort and safety to spectators’.

“We are happy to help our customers to make their spaces safer,” said Luis Vidigal, NAN director. “This new measure will help our industry by enabling a greater level of activity during this difficult time.”

Photos: Luis Vidigal

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