SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — UV Resources announced that its Upper-Room UVGI systems have been certified by Intertek to meet UL-2998, a zero-ozone verification standard.
The UL-2998 standard reaches beyond enforced limits to ensure the company’s 253.7 nm germicidal UV fixtures operate significantly below federal ozone emission requirements in the U.S. and Canada, including those from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA).
With this independent, third-party verification, UV Resources has demonstrated that its GLO™ family of Upper-Room UV fixtures meet ozone emission concentration limits of less than 0.005 ppm (5 ppb).
“We’re happy the test results confirmed what’s been known for decades — UV-C lamps do not produce or create ozone,” said Daniel Jones, president of UV Resources. “We use the same UV-C lamps in all our products and we are confident that none produce or create ozone.”
“UV-C lamps operating at the 253.7 nm wavelength do not produce ozone, and that’s been true since the 1930s,” said Jones. “However, we wanted to make this obvious fact explicit by having our most popular upper-room disinfection system independently tested by Intertek. UV Resources’ customers know our products are free of ozone.”