Australian UV Holds the Key to UV Sterilisation for your Food Preparation or Medical Cold Room

Cold rooms come in all shapes and sizes, and especially in hot countries such as Australia people need cold places to keep things cold and fresh, and to protect them from the searing heat of the day. Examples of cold rooms include food storage and preparation areas in restaurants and hotels, as well as essential medical storage areas that are used to keep medicines, samples and antidotes. Without cold rooms, many of these industries would grind to a halt and simply wouldn’t be able to operate.

To follow on from those examples, the reason we keep things cool such as food and medicine, is so that they last a lot longer. The coldness prevents a build-up of bacteria that love to thrive in warm temperatures. Of course, we can never prevent bacteria and germs from taking hold in the long run, so for food preparation and medical areas, we also use other methods to keep nasty bugs at bay such as spores, viruses and bacteria. The method of choice is fast becoming UV sterilisation.

How UV Sterilisation Works

Traditional methods to prevent bacteria and germs rely on anti-bacterial wipes, chemicals, and other products. All of these methods rely on physical contact with the affected areas, whether that be with a pressure cleaner, hose or sponge. Whatever your method of cleaning, you have to access it to clean it. UV sterilisation is 99.9% effective at killing bacteria either on surfaces, in water, or in the air without any direct contact. It does this by transmitting an ultraviolet light (UV-C) at a particular frequency that effectively destroys the nucleic acids in bacteria, causing them to lose the ability to perform cellular functions. You can use UV sterilisation for air or water purification, and for keeping areas sterile – such as a cold room. These days, many people are turning to companies like Australian UV to add UV sterilisation for their cold room, merely as a reliable preventative measure to combat bacteria and other germs.

Protect your Cold Room Coils with UV Sterilisation

All cold rooms use coils to reduce the ambient temperature, and these coils tend to be relatively warm when they are operating, also they attract moisture. Warm moist areas are perfect for bacteria to grow, and therefore deserve special consideration. They are also one of the first points of contact for organic particles and other contaminants such as cardboard and paper fibres that can collect on the coil. Add to this, cold room coils are notoriously difficult to access, especially when they are high up on the ceiling, or part of an integral system.

So here we see a problem – cold room coils attract contaminants, have an almost perfect climate to incubate bacteria and harmful airborne spores, AND they are hard to reach and clean. It’s fairly obvious you need something in place that kills bacteria in these areas before it has a chance to develop. Australian UV has devices that are designed just for that purpose. Typically, those devices would use an ultraviolet lamp and a special aluminium parabolic reflector, capable of killing spores, viruses and bacteria within the evaporator coil assembly itself, preventing bacteria and mould build-ups.

For more information on how Australian UV can help your business with UV sterilisation, please give us a call on 0452 383 484, or check out our frequently asked questions page. You’ll find it packed with useful and engaging videos and information.