CARe: Professional system
Lift safety in the time of Covid-19
The lift car is an enclosed and small space, often without any ventilation, thus leading to potential risks in this time of emergency. Car surfaces and commonly-touched surfaces such as push-button panels and handrails are especially exposed to the build-up of viruses and bacteria, and they therefore deserve special attention. In addition to ensuring social distancing and using the lift only one person at a time wearing personal protective equipment, in order to avoid exposure to the risk of contagion it is also necessary to provide an antimicrobial cleaning of the lift car.
The role of IGV Group
IGV Group has always focused on social issues and over this Covid-19 pandemic has studied new measures to limit the contagion, with the aim of protecting end users and operators involved in the lift maintenance.
IGV Group Research & Development department has designed and developed a flexible and efficient solution for the active sanitization of the lift car. CARe is a professional system featuring two certified technologies for the sanitization of car lifts in a few minutes.
A mechanical ventilation device with centrifugal motor and absolute HEPA filter combined with an activated charcoal membrane carries out a continuous air sanitization and an instantaneous ventilation. The air vacuumed from the lift car is channelled through flexible pipes to the device where it is filtered and purified from any virus and bacteria in the particulate, and it is then flown back into the lift car.
Motor: centrifugal electric
Flow volume: 1 m3/min
Pressure: 177 Pa
Power: 28 W
Voltage: 220-240 V, 50 Hz
Filter: absolute HEPA + activated charcoal
Filter capacity: ≥ 0.5 μm
Dimensions: 244 x 244 x h 180 mm
Weight: 1,5 kg
The UV-C ultraviolet light of the LED lamp, the same germicidal UVGI (Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation) technology used for sanitizing hospitals, guarantees the complete and instantaneous sterilization of the car surfaces. The ultraviolet light removes almost any (99.9%) microorganism from surfaces. The air exchange is automatically activated and occurs in the stand-by phase when there are no passengers in the car.
Lamp: UVGI germicidal LED
Lifetime: over 50,000 hours
Dimensions: Ø 97 mm
It removes 99.9% of viruses and bacteria
CARe is a universal retrofit device suitable for any existing lift conceived to highly reduce the risk of contagion and developed for an easier use and maintenance of the lift. The noiseless and vibration-free device is installed on the car roof and is therefore invisible in the car.
The installation shall be carried out by trained operators and requires minimal intervention:
- the CARe unit is located on the car roof;
- holes are required in the lift car for the installation of air vents directly on the ceiling or on the car wall to be connected with pipes and ducts to the device;
- prearrangement of a hole in the car for positioning the UVGI germicidal LED light (ceiling or wall);
- connection to the car electronics.
Plug and play
The CARe technology is equipped with special electronics, able to independently run both the air recycling operation and the activation of UV-C germicidal lamp. No interface with the lift control panel is required.
CARe requires periodical maintenance in order to guarantee safe operation over the time:
- replacement of the air filter every 6 months;
- replacement of LED lamp every 5 years.
Top benefits of the CARe system
- Invisible in the car
- Noiseless and vibration free
- Suitable for any lift
- Easy to install
- Practical operation
- Ion emission-free
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Impact of Room Location on UV-C Irradiance and UV-C Dosage and Antimicrobial Effect Delivered by a Mobile UV-C Light Device
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (www.shea-online.org)
Evaluation of an Ultraviolet C (UVC) Light-Emitting Device for Disinfection of High Touch Surfaces in Hospital Critical Areas
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (www.mdpi.com)
Effectiveness of an ultraviolet-C disinfection system for reduction of healthcare associated pathogens
Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection (www.elsevier.com)