UV Disinfection Facilities Developed at Western Naval Command
A similar facility has also been set up at Naval Station (Karanja), where in addition to UV-C steriliser, an industrial oven has also been placed
Naval Dockyard (Mumbai) has manufactured a UV sanitisation bay to meet sanitise its personnels’ coveralls, tools, personal gadgets and masks.
The UV bay will be utilised for decontamination of tools, clothes and other miscellaneous items, to control spread of the coronavirus.
“The challenging task required ingenuity to convert” a large common room into a UV bay by fabrication of aluminum sheets electrical arrangements for UV-C lighting, read a statement from the Indian Navy.
The facility utilises UV-C light source for Germicidal Irradiation towards sterilising items.
Studies by reputed research agencies have proven the effect of UV-C on respiratory pathogens like SARS, Influenza etc. It has been observed that microbial pathogens become significantly less viable when exposed to UV-C of intensity 1 J/cm2 for 1 min or more, indicating effective sterilisation.
A similar facility has also been set up at Naval Station (Karanja), where in addition to UV-C steriliser, an industrial oven has also been placed, which heats smaller sized belongings to 60°C, a temperature known to kill most microbes.
The facility is placed at the entry and exit points where it will help in mitigating COVID-19 transmission.