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UV Lamp FAQs

UV Lamps are one of the most critical components affecting the performance of your UV system. Here are the top frequently asked questions.

1. Will aged UV lamps affect a system’s performance?

UV lamps degrade over time due to the UV irradiation emitted from them. The lamp may be on but it will have become solarized if used beyond the recommend replacement interval. Solarization prevents the proper exposure to UV light which may affect the unit’s disinfection, ozone destruction, TOC reduction, chlorine reduction capabilities.

2.  Can lamp failure can be prevented?

Your lamps are one of the most critical components affecting the performance of your UV system. If your lamps are operated beyond their lamp life hrs. milestone, then performance of your UV system may be impacted negatively. Changing your lamps and following the proper maintenance guidelines for your UV System per the requirements in the O&M Manual can help prevent any inconvenient and costly downtime of your water system. See the links to the left to look up your UV System O&M Manual. 

3. Are UV lamps rated to specific lamp hours for a UV system?

Trying to extend the use of your UV lamps will negatively impact your UV System and its performance, since UV lamp intensity continues to decline beyond its lamp life hrs., thereby reducing the available UV dose designed for the treatment objective.

4. Is system performance guaranteed with proper lamp maintenance?

UV Lamps are a critical component of every UV system, with an End-Of-Life (EOL) rating to specific hours. To ensure Aquafine's Maximum Performance Guarantee, lamps must be changed before EOL.
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