Covid-19: UV-C technology used to protect university students in Chichester
The University of Chichester has installed new state-of-the-art equipment into its recording studio to protect its students from Covid-19.
UV-C disinfection technology expert, Uvisan, has installed one of its automated UV-C disinfection systems as part of ongoing coronavirus control measures, to allow safe and regular use for creative course students.
As students return to practical on-site learning at the Creative and Digital Technologies department, the Cleanroom by Uvisan set up will disinfect surfaces using a wavelength of light which kills viruses and bacteria.
"The system consists of a series of high-power UV-C lamps controlled by Uvisan’s proprietary Cleanroom software," a spokesperson for Uvisan said.
"The state-of-the-art facility complete with professional, industry standard equipment now has the capacity to undergo a full UV-C decontamination cycle, which safely and effectively disinfects the entire studio – including its mixing desks, delicate optical surfaces and the ambient surroundings – in ten minutes.
"The fully automated system sanitises shared technical equipment so it can be used to its full potential by students without requiring large periods of downtime between each use."
The Cleanroom system is controlled by one operator from a smart controller and app.
It features cloud reporting along with analytics for historical and auditable data. The system also supports the Creative and Digital Technologies department’s 'drive to ensure the safety of its students, staff and visiting clients whilst on-site'.
The technology allows for the 'total disinfection' of 'complex hard and soft surfaces' without the need for traditional cleaning methods, such as wipes and alcohol-based sprays, which use moisture and can damage the mixing desk and other delicate electronics over time.
University students will now be able to 'confidently use resources' that are 'vital to their educational and professional development'.
Vernon Francis, senior creative digital technologies technician at the University of Chichester, said: “Our recording studio is a very busy space, used for everything from undergraduate and masters level teaching to voiceover and band recording sessions, as well as orchestral recordings by external clients.
"Having the ability to sanitise our SSL mixing desk and outboard equipment with Uvisan’s Cleanroom lighting system offers confidence to all that use that space.
“Before installing the UV-C lamps, there was a sense of trepidation from users of the space – did the previous user mitigate infection risks sufficiently when working? Now, when we show how we can sanitise the recording suite, everyone – students, staff and external clients, are amazed at the system’s efficiency and speed.”
Uvisan’s Cleanroom technology utilises short-wavelength UV light which kills 99.9 per cent of pathogens on all surfaces in the room ready for the next students to safely use within ten minutes.
The university has also obtained five Uvisan UV-C disinfection cabinets in which it can place shared electronic hardware, VR headsets, computer peripherals and tablets to be quickly and effectively disinfected.
David Marks, executive chairman at Uvisan, said: “The disruption to university teaching this year has been significant for all students, but those on practical, creative courses who would usually rely on specialist shared and touched equipment have especially suffered.
“The state-of-the-art recording studio is a key resource for many students, and it is fantastic to see that Cleanroom by Uvisan is now playing a part in restoring some level of normality at Chichester, helping the University provide re-assurance to staff and students and optimising learning by ensuring key equipment can be safely used again.”
To find out more about Uvisan, its Cleanroom solution, stand-alone UV-C cabinets and propriety UV-C technology, visit www.uvisan.com.