News | February 3, 2014

Xylem's New Wedeco Upgrade Kits Cut Ultraviolet Disinfection Energy Consumption By 30 Percent

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Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, has introduced new performance-enhancing Wedeco Ecoray Upgrade Kits that can reduce the energy consumption of an ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system by up to 30 percent*. The kits combine Wedeco’s expertise in UV disinfection, which spans more than 30 years, with the very latest in high performance technology to ensure the optimum operation of a facility using a minimum amount of energy.

The kits incorporate next generation, energy efficient Wedeco Ecoray UV lamps with ballasts which enable the lamps to consistently perform at their very best for over 14,000 hours**. Wedeco UVC sensors guarantee accurate UV measurements and support the ballasts and lamps’ optimum operation while preventing energy wastage. Wipers and brushes keep the sleeves and sensors free from dirt and capable of peak performance.

Detlef Krieger, product manager for Xylem’s Wedeco Aftermarket and Service business, said “Xylem is focused on supporting our customers to operate reliable, efficient and effective UV disinfection facilities. By incorporating high performing technology and UV disinfection expertise into a facility, a reliable operation with a minimum total life-cycle cost can be achieved. We have also introduced a new ‘Lifetime Performance Guarantee’ for customers who consistently use Xylem’s Wedeco solutions. In addition, our TotalCare Energy Audits, which involve our certified technicians auditing a system and recommending strategies to enhance efficiencies, have secured energy savings of more than 30 percent for customers.”

The new Wedeco Ecoray Upgrade Kits are available from Xylem’s world-wide network of UV disinfection technicians.

*This statistic is based on a comparative study between Ecoray lamps ELR30 with Wedeco Spektrotherm (SL32143 4p HP)

** Attested by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Karlsruhe, Germany, as an authorised inspector for UV radiation technology.

About Xylem
Xylem is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Xylem is headquartered in Rye Brook, N.Y., with 2012 annual revenues of $3.8B and approximately 12,900 employees worldwide. Xylem has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the last two years for advancing sustainable business practices and solutions worldwide.

The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all -- that which occurs in nature. For more information, visit www.xyleminc.com.

SOURCE: WEDECO -- A Xylem Brand