Fighting Coronavirus through HVAC Systems in Public Transport

DC/AC Inverters for UV Lights in HVAC Systems – Fighting Coronavirus

The global pandemic is challenging everyday life. Having a germ-free environment in trains is nowadays vital for the public transportation systems around the world. The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system creates a comfortable temperature for passengers regulating and exchanging air from the outside through filter systems. To try to reduce the viral load in the air, many HVAC manufacturers are including an air-sanitizing system in their devices. The HVAC systems are starting to be equipped with UV lamps for a high-efficiency virus neutralizer, so the passing air is treated with UV radiation before it is returned to the passenger area.

DC/AC Inverters for UV Lights in HVAC Systems
DC/AC Inverters for UV Lights in HVAC Systems

The Challenge

At Premium, we are aware of the current situation and consider the new requirements in customer needs, supporting railway operators and assisting them to restore normality in the use public transport for mobility. The use of ultraviolet light as fungicide, bactericide and viricide is supported by practice in high biological safety laboratories, although the railway environment will require ensuring the absence of exposure of passengers and operators to UV radiation, as well as to properly size the system based on the characteristics of the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen against this treatment.

Powering The Challenge

With the mind set on passenger health and comfort, we are working in different projects where a power supply is needed to feed the UV lights installed in the air treatment unit. Premium’s OCS-260 is a one phase sinusoidal inverter up to 260VA that comes in a very compact size, which makes it the perfect fit for this application. The OCS-260 series is available with 120Vac or 230Vac output and a wide range of input voltages alternatives (12, 24, 36, 48, 72, and 110Vdc). It is cooled through natural convection and offers the high reliability needed in railway operations.

All Premium’s power conversion systems are designed according EN50155 and EN45545-2 standards and ensure requirements needed to operate under rough and critical conditions, offering a 5-year warranty.

DC/AC Inverter
OCS-260: 260VA 1 phase DC/AC Inverter

Find out more about our extensive 1-ph and 3-ph railway DC/AC inverter range here.

And if you need to make a modification to fit in your project, at Premium we will be happy to assist you. Custom is our standard, so don’t hesitate to contact us and tell us about your needs.

This article was originally published by Premium.

View supplier

Contact Premium Power Supplies

Use the form opposite to get in touch with Premium Power Supplies directly to discuss any requirements you might have.

    We'd love to send you the latest news and information from the world of Railway-News. Please tick the box if you agree to receive them.

    For your peace of mind here is a link to our Privacy Policy.

    By submitting this form, you consent to allow Railway-News to store and process this information.

    Follow Railway-News on LinkedIn
    Follow Railway-News on Twitter