Xylem’s Wedeco upgrade kits 'cut ultraviolet disinfection energy consumption by 30%'

Xylem, the global water technology company, has introduced new performance-enhancing Wedeco Ecoray Upgrade Kits that can reduce the energy consumption of an ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system by up to 30%.

The kits combine Wedeco’s expertise in UV disinfection, which spans more than 30 years said Xylem, with the latest in high performance technology to ensure the optimum operation of a facility using a minimum amount of energy.  

They incorporate energy efficient Wedeco Ecoray UV lamps with ballasts which enable the lamps to consistently perform at their very best for over 14,000 hours. Wedeco UVC sensors guarantee accurate UV measurements and support the ballasts and lamps’ optimum operation while preventing energy wastage. Wipers and brushes keep the sleeves and sensors free from dirt and capable of peak performance.  

Detlef Krieger, product manager for Xylem’s Wedeco aftermarket and service business, said: “Xylem is focused on supporting our customers to operate reliable, efficient and effective UV disinfection facilities. By incorporating high performing technology and UV disinfection expertise into a facility, a reliable operation with a minimum total life-cycle cost can be achieved.

''We have also introduced a new ‘Lifetime Performance Guarantee’ for customers who consistently use Xylem’s Wedeco solutions. In addition, our TotalCare Energy Audits, which involve our certified technicians auditing a system and recommending strategies to enhance efficiencies, have secured energy savings of more than 30 percent for customers.”

Xylem has won a contract valued at approximately US$2.75m to supply Wedeco-brand ultraviolet (UV) technologies to a wastewater treatment facility in the Vigo region of southwest Spain.

With a treatment capacity of 147,000 cubic meters per day, benefiting 800,000 inhabitants, the facility will be the largest bio-filtration and UV wastewater treatment plant in Spain. It will also be one of the biggest in Europe when the two-phase development is completed in 2016. 

The 30% figure is based on a comparative study between Ecoray lamps ELR30 with Wedeco Spektrotherm (SL32143 4p HP)

The 14,000 hours figure is attested by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Karlsruhe, Germany, as an authorised inspector for UV radiation technology