Last Updated on May 31, 2018
Installing your UV water purifier must be approached with precision. Incorrect installation could result in a system that does not work as intended, and may even cause damage to your plumbing or purification equipment. While product-specific owner’s manuals must be read and followed in their entirety, the 5 points we’ve listed below are things that are easy to forget. Be especially mindful of them when installing your UV water purifier.
1. Use a Wall-Mounting Kit When Installing Your UV Water Purifier
Whether you use a bracket type or clamp type, our stainless steel mounting kits enable quick and easy installation of your UV water purifier. If positioned correctly on a vertical surface, your purifier will have a neat, professional appearance. These kits include a pre-drilled set of brackets and all the hardware necessary to secure the purifier. Mounting arrangements allow free air circulation to optimize cooling of the ballast housing.
2. Install Shut-Off Valves Before & After the Unit to Help with Maintenance
Shut-off valves should be installed on both the inlet and outlet sides of the water purifier. The use of bypass valves is not recommended. The shut-off valves allow the purifier to be isolated from the water supply, which is required when removing the quartz sleeve.
3. Install a Drain Pan Underneath the Unit
As with any water handling device, the water purifier should be located in an area where any possible condensation or leakage from the purifier, an accessory, or plumbing will not damage the surrounding area. For added protection, it is recommended that a suitable drain pan be installed under the purifier. The drain pan must be plumbed to an adequate, free flowing drain to prevent water damage in event of a leak.
4. Install the UV Unit After Other Treatments
The water purifier should be located closest to the point of use, after all other water devices such as de-ionizers, water softeners, filters, reverse osmosis, pressure tanks, and pumps. This reduces the possibility of the purified water being re-contaminated by bacteria in any of these units.
5. Keep an Extra Lamp & Quartz Sleeve On Hand
For each STER-L-RAY ® Germicidal Ultraviolet Lamp, replacement is recommended after 10,000 hours of operation — approximately 12 months of continuous service. Since quartz sleeves may occasionally break, we advise having a new one available in case replacement is needed.
Made in the USA of type 316 stainless steel, the UV Water Treatment Systems from Atlantic Ultraviolet Corporation® are constructed of the highest quality materials and use germicidal ultraviolet lamps to purify water. They have many optional accessories available, giving them flexibility for virtually any application.
For more information on our Ultraviolet Water Purifiers, visit our overview page, download the owner’s manuals from our PDF library, or check out our Ultraviolet Water Purifier Comparison Chart.
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