Helping reduce the spread of COVID-19 is the main focus of everybody's mind, especially if your work in the hospitality industry. Closing indoor dining and opening seating outdoors is one solution that has been used in recent months, but returning to some kind of normalcy means finding other ways to reduce the spread of the virus indoors. Halton is one of the many companies that have found solutions which will help reduce the spread of coronavirus, and includes engineered solutions that involve the use of Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI).
According to Henrik Hansen, marine sales development director at Halton, the advantage of this product is that it can be moved around or it can be locked.
“Mentally for people, it's good to see [the product] to feel safe,” Hansen said, talking about the 1.5-meter tall product. “They cannot see when you hide things inside the duct... It's giving this safe feeling for people sitting in a waiting room, coming into the reception, or going into a restaurant."
The Halton Sentinel Mobile Filtration Units come in black and white. When they are in use, the probability of airborne infection decreases by four times.
Return Air Grill
The square-shaped return air grills are good for cleaning the air that comes out from a particular room according to the company.
“It can also be used in places where you maybe cannot access the ductwork,” Hansen said. “But it's very, very useful for rooms, hospitals, or very clean rooms where you don't want to have any of those things inside the room anywhere outside.”
The third product, the UVGI overhead lights, is used to kill germs on surfaces.
“We have to remember our surfaces as it's not enough to just clean the air,” Hansen explained. “It can be restaurants, gyms, meeting rooms, or wherever you have different people inside, and then you can simply clean the surfaces.”
“If you put up different lamps covering each six-seven squared meters, you can clean really huge areas. And all that can be connected to the automation system with motion sensors so that you're sure nobody’s in there,” Hansen said.
The UVGI overhead lights take six minutes to inactivate germs on surfaces that are up to three meters away.