24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week
The Arcalux® HRMS is a ceiling mounted air disinfection system disguised as a lighting fixture that uses less than 100 watts of energy. The installation process is easy, while maintenance of the lamp and filter are yearly and the ballast requires no tools.
Offering 24/7/365 protection against HAI-causing pathogens, the HRMS works unobtrusively changing the air an average of four times an hour without ever disturbing a patient’s rest; quietly defending your staff and patients.
The CDC estimates that 1.7 million
hospital-associated infections (HAI’s) cause or contribute to 99,000 deaths each year. With HAI’s costing the US economy an estimated $45 billion annually, the Arcalux® HRMS is often more cost efficient than most stand-alone surface disinfection systems.
Airborne pathogens are drawn into the HRMS01 through a discreet vent opening on the face of the fixture
A replaceable MERV6 filter sits just inside the vent opening and captures larger particulates such as dust
A set of fans create room-level differential pressure to continuously draw air into the fixture
Air is then channeled through a set of baffles to properly guide pathogens through the UVC chamber for disinfection
The specialized Ultra Violet lamp, operating at 253.7 nanometers, eliminates 99% of pathogens 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Disinfected air is pushed through a second baffle to be properly channeled back into the room
A 30 degree angle on the blades of the exit vent disperses clean air evenly throughout the room for proper circulation
Easy Access, Latched Chamber Cover
UV Lamp Safety Switch
Easy Access Latches
Failure Indicator Light (Under Side)
Typical T8 Fluorescent Light Lamps
Hospital-borne infections are a leading concern for medical professionals and patients. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 5 to 10 percent of all patients contract at least one hospital-acquired infection during their stay in an acute-care hospital. There are indications that the future of surgery as we know it may be affected because of uncertainties and fears of post-operative infections. The CDC estimates that 1.7 million hospital-associated infections (HAI’s), from all types of bacteria combined, cause or contribute to 99,000 deaths each year and is now the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, greater than Breast Cancer, Aids and Automobile Accidents combined.
Understanding these facts, American Green Technology® recently introduced its unique, patented AGT Arcalux® Health Risk Management System for the healthcare industry. The Arcalux® HRMS uses differential pressure, filtration, purification, and dilution to purify approximately 50 cubic feet per minute. An independent study shows that the constant flow of air, in and out of the machine provides a 99% disinfection rate (first-pass kill rate is 97%), and thoroughly changes the total room volume of air in a typical 10’ x 10’ room with an 8 foot ceiling every 16 minutes; down to the floors and reaching every corner. The fixture has intake and exhaust vents with grilles set at a 30-degree angle, which is optimal to pull the air in and push it out in a pattern that avoids re-circulating the same air over and over. Together, the grilles create a flow in the room that interrupts stagnant air in corners and along the base of walls.
In addition, maintenance is easy and inexpensive, requiring only simple, annual replacement of the lamp and filter. In essence, the six-inch tall device offers constant airborne Hospital Acquired Infection protection, 24 hours a day, every day, using less than 100 watts of energy, which is comparable to the energy required to light a single light bulb.
Employing the CDC’s recommended hierarchy of defense, the Arcalux® HRMS eliminates pathogens at the source, improves patient outcomes, and significantly reduces administrative, clinical, and operational costs. The Arcalux® HRMS is the prevention needed to ensure quality care controls for optimum results and sustainable healthcare environments as it features ease of use and offers peace of mind for healthcare professionals and patients alike.