Field Controls UV-16/24 Air Cleaner User Manual

UV-AIRE AIR PURIFYING SYSTEM
Model: UV-16/24
ITEMS INCLUDED IN KIT:
1-24Volt UV-Aire Ballast Assembly
1-Mounting Base
1-Ultraviolet Lamp
6-Sheet Metal Mounting Screws
1-Instruction Sheet
1-Fiberglass Duct Board
Mounting Bracket
1-UVC Light Shield
1-24V Transformer
2-Fork Terminals
2-Wire Nuts
The UV-Aire unit is designed to emit powerful UVC Band light rays, which sterilize and reduce airborne
microorganisms as they pass through a heating or air conditioning system. It is installed in the main supply
or return duct and operates continuously to automatically purify the air in the home 24 hours a day.
This product is not sold as a medical device and is not for the purpose of diagnosis of any disease or
condition, nor for use in the mitigation, treatment, or prevention of any disease or condition.
READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AND COMPLETELY
BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH THE INSTALLATION.
WARNING: For use with 24V ONLY! Do not exceed voltage rating. Severe damage to device and/or
fire could result. Verify proper voltage.
NOTE: This unit may require a supplemental 24V/40VA Transformer.
This product is not sold as a medical device and is not for the purpose of diagnosis of any disease or condition nor for
use in the mitigation, treatment, or prevention of any disease or condition.
READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AND COMPLETELY BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH THE INSTALLATION.
This device MUST be installed by a qualified agency in accordance with the manufacturer's installation instructions. The definition of
a qualified agency is: any individual, firm, corporation or company which either in person or through a representative is engaged
in, and is responsible for, the installation and operation of HVAC appliances, who is experienced in such work, familiar with all the
precautions required, and has complied with all the requirements of the authority having jurisdiction.
Please retain these instructions after installation.
Installed By:
Phone:
www.fieldcontrols.com
Installation Date:
SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS
WARNING: Never expose eyes or skin to UVC light from any source.
• Looking directly at the UVC light may cause permanent eye damage or blindness.
• Never operate the UV-Aire Air Purifying System out of the plenum.
• Designed for a closed duct system. Do not mount near a supply or a return air opening.
• All duct openings in direct line of site of the UV light must be sealed with aluminum tape or equivalent sealing methods.
WARNING: UV light will break down plastic materials not rated for UV exposure:
(Examples: wire insulation, flex duct, drain pans and humidifiers)
• The unit must be mounted at least 30" from the above stated type of materials.
• If it is necessary to mount the unit in direct line of site of these types of materials, they must be shielded with aluminum foil, aluminum foil tape, or sheet metal.
WARNING: DO NOT mount this unit outdoors.
• This product is designed for indoor installation only (i.e. attics, crawl spaces, basements, etc.).
WARNING: Never touch broken lamp or internal contents of lamp. The lamp contains mercury.
• After opening the carton, unpack and inspect the unit and lamp for damage. Do not install this unit if any damage is noticeable. If lamp is damaged, cracked or broken, do not touch lamp or other contents in carton. Close carton and return to seller immediately.
• In case of accidental exposure to internal contents of lamp, wash hands and any other affected skin area with mild detergent. Remove affected clothing immediately. If skin surface is pierced, seek medical attention immediately.
NOTE: If you touch the glass of the lamp, you should wipe the glass clean with isopropyl alcohol and a lint free wipe. If the lamp is not cleaned, the film of hand oils causes a reduction in the light intensity.
WARNING: Before installing or servicing a humidifier, air filter, HVAC system, or this unit, etc., always
turn all power OFF and have unit unplugged. Electrical shock can cause personal injury or death. Never
expose eyes or skin to direct UVC light from any source.
WARNING: To prevent water damage or electric shock, do not mount unit under a humidifier.
WARNING: This product is designed for indoor installation only (i.e. attics, crawl spaces, basements,
etc.). For use on gas fired, oil fired, electric and split system heat pump forced air systems.* This
product is NOT designed to be mounted outside on gas fired or heat pump packaged units.**
*Split system heat pumps are systems where the air handler and the air conditioning compressor are
separate units.
**Packaged units are systems where the air handler and the air conditioning compressor are built
together and are installed outside of the building.
GENERAL INFORMATION
The UV-Aire unit uses technology that is recommended by doctors who state
that "ultraviolet radiation, properly integrated with heating, ventilating, and air
conditioning systems, shows the most promise as a widely applicable means of
air disinfection".1
Optional UVC-Light Shield:
Designed to mount at virtually any angle to guard or shield certain plastics,
wiring or air filters that may be affected by UVC light.
Optional UVC-Light Shield
WARNING: Never expose eyes or skin to UVC light from any source. Looking directly at the UVC light may cause permanent eye damage or blindness.
Never operate the UV-Aire™ Air Purifying System out of the plenum. Avoid touching the glass portion of the lamp with your hands.
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SIZING AND SELECTING UNITS
See chart below:
Square Footage
UV-Aire
Volts Watts Amps Hz
(For ducts at least 16" wide)
Up to 2000
1
24
23
1.3
60
4000
2
24
46
2.6
60
Notes:
• For applications with multiple systems, we recommend one unit
per system.
• For larger applications, multiple units are recommended.
Contact technical support at 1-252-522-3031 for sizing.
• Each unit will require its own transformer.
Figure 1
INSTALLATION
1. Locate a suitable location for the unit downstream from the 'A' coil in
the supply plenum or in the return plenum; preferably downstream from
the air filter. For optimum "cleaning" effect on the 'A' coil, mount the
unit in the supply plenum as close as possible to the 'A' coil.
(See Figure 1)
CAUTION: Investigate and determine the location of the A coil prior to
drilling holes in duct for mounting unit.
NOTE: For duct board installation, refer to enclosed bagged assembly
containing mounting plate and instructions.
2. Apply supplied mounting template to air duct in either
a vertical or horizontal position. (See Figure 2) Leave
template mounted to duct for future reference.
3. Drill 1⁄8" diameter mounting holes at positions indicated
on template. (See Figure 3)
4. Cut out the large opening (1-1⁄2" hole) on the template.
(See Figure 3)
5. Using a 1⁄4" to 1⁄2" drill bit, drill a viewport hole as
indicated on the template. (Figure 3)
6. Optional Light Shield: The light shield may be mounted
at virtually any angle. However, when deciding on a
suitable location, the mounting screw head can not be in
the shaded area of template. (See Figure 4 to view areas
to avoid.)
Figure 2
Figure 3
Figure 4
Head of mounting screw CANNOT be
located in shaded area.
WARNING: Never expose eyes or skin to UVC light from any source. Looking directly at the UVC light may cause permanent eye damage or blindness.
Never operate the UV-Aire™ Air Purifying System out of the plenum. Avoid touching the glass portion of the lamp with your hands.
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7. Press shield onto duct wall then secure with screws.
(See Figure 5)
8. Attach the UV-Aire mounting base onto the plenum
with the supplied sheet metal screws. (Refer to
template as shown in Figure 3) This must be tight in
order to activate the built-in safety switch.
NOTE: DO NOT remove template from duct.
9. Do not handle the lamp with bare hands. Oils on
your hands tend to reduce lamp intensity. Install lamp
into ballast. (See Figure 6)
10. Wipe off the lamp glass with the supplied alcohol
wipe. Then insert the lamp through the center hole of
the mounting base. (See Figure 7) The power cord
must be 90° to the viewport hole on the
mounting base.
11. With the ballast pressed against the mounting base,
Figure 5
rotate the ballast clockwise 90°.
12. Do not wire the unit into the appliance's 24 volt fan or thermostat circuit. Premature failure of the ballast
and lamp will occur. The warranty will be voided. Do not wire into a standard 120VAC electric supply.
Wire according to Diagram A or Diagram B. Unit is designed to be wired to a 24V/40VA power supply
only. Check lamp operation by looking through the viewport hole.
NOTE: The viewport hole is made of glass and will not allow any UVC rays to pass through. A blue glow
should be seen in the duct.
13. If blue glow is not seen, make sure the base is properly installed onto duct. There is a proving switch
located on the base that needs to be seated properly onto the duct. Make sure when installing the base
the plated washer on the switch is raised approximately 3⁄16". The proving switch must be fully engaged.
(See Figure 8)
14. With aluminum or foil tape, seal all joints and seams of the plenum near the mounting location to reduce
any direct viewing of light.
Figure 6
Figure 8
Figure 7
WARNING: Never expose eyes or skin to UVC light from any source. Looking directly at the UVC light may cause permanent eye damage or blindness.
Never operate the UV-Aire™ Air Purifying System out of the plenum. Avoid touching the glass portion of the lamp with your hands.
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MAINTENANCE
WARNING: Disconnect power to the transformer before commencing inspection and cleaning.
NOTE: Wear disposable, non-absorbent protective gloves prior to inspection procedure in case of accidental
breakage of glass.
1. We recommend inspecting and cleaning the lamp at least every 6 months. Frequency depends upon the
environment. Such as: the type of air filter, duration of use and replacement cycle.
2. To maintain maximum output intensity, replace the UV-Aire lamp annually. The lamp should operate
continuously for maximum lamp life and light effectiveness.
Diagram A
Diagram B
WARNING: Never expose eyes or skin to UVC light from any source. Looking directly at the UVC light may cause permanent eye damage or blindness.
Never operate the UV-Aire™ Air Purifying System out of the plenum. Avoid touching the glass portion of the lamp with your hands.
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REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE
WARNING: Disconnect power to the transfomer before starting replacement
procedure.
NOTE: Wear disposable, non-absorbent protective gloves prior to replacement
procedure in case of accidental breakage of glass.
1. Rotate the UV-Aire ballast assembly counter-clockwise until it stops.
(See Figure 9)
2. Remove the ballast assembly and lamp from the mounting base. (See Figure 7)
Figure 9
3. Remove the lamp from the lamp socket. (See Figure 6)
4. Install the replacement lamp into lamp socket. Do not handle the lamp with
bare hands. Oils on the hands tend to reduce lamp intensity.
5. Wipe off the glass with the supplied alcohol wipe.
6. Position the ballast assembly power cord 90° to the viewport hole on the
mounting base. (See Figure 9)
7. Slide the lamp through the hole in the mounting base. (See Figure 7)
8. Press the ballast against the mounting base. Rotate the ballast assembly
clockwise until it stops and is locked in place. (See Figure 10)
9. After assembly is firmly in place, reconnect power to transformer, and plug
Figure 10
the power supply cord back into the standard electrical outlet. Check lamp
operation by looking through the viewport hole. A blue glow should be seen in the duct.
10. After replacing the lamp, make sure to install the Lamp Replacement Label. Print the date on the label
and apply to the side of ballast assembly.
NOTE: If blue light leaks through any portion of plenum and/or around mounting plate, unplug power
supply cord immediately and seal affected areas and/or rotate ballast and repeat step #8.
11. UV lamps contain a small amount of mercury, like a typical fluorescent lamp. Check with your local
waste management authority for local disposal or recycling requirements. According to the EPA's
Universal Waste Rule, these types of lamps may be disposed of into household waste.
WARNING: Never touch broken lamp or internal contents of lamp. The lamp contains mercury.
NOTE: In case of accidental exposure to internal contents of lamp, wash hands and any other affected skin
area with mild detergent. Remove affected clothing immediately. If skin surface is pierced, seek medical
attention immediately.
WARNING: Never expose eyes or skin to UVC light from any source. Looking directly at the UVC light may cause permanent eye damage or blindness.
Never operate the UV-Aire™ Air Purifying System out of the plenum. Avoid touching the glass portion of the lamp with your hands.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
1. Do not wire the unit into the appliance 24 volt fan or thermostat circuit. This will cause premature ballast
or lamp failure and void the warranty. For proper operation, the unit requires 24VAC at all times.
2. Check to make sure 24VAC power is available at the transformer.
3. If lamp does not light up, pull back metal washer on mounting base. If lamp comes on, the base needs
tightening to ensure that the safety switch is fully engaged.
4. If lamp does not light up, rotate ballast slightly clockwise or counter-clockwise.
5. If lamp does not light up after rotating ballast, replace lamp.
6. If unit still does not light up after replacing lamp, replace unit.
REPLACEMENT PARTS LIST
LAMP Replacement Part Number
46511200
For replacement parts, contact Field Controls at:
Phone: 252-522-3031 • Fax: 252-522-0214
Email: sales@fieldcontrols.com
CLEAN-UP OF BROKEN LAMPS (see warnings on page two of this manual)
UV lamps contain a small amount of mercury, like a typical fluorescent lamp. DO NOT touch any of the
mercury with your bare hands.
1. While wearing disposable, non-absorbent protective gloves, carefully pick up the large pieces of glass
with your hands.
2. Vacuum the entire area with a standard household vacuum cleaner ensuring the removal of all
lamp material.
3. Dispose of the pieces of glass, the vacuum cleaner bag, and the disposable gloves in a sealed
garbage bag.
4. Check with your local waste management authority for local disposal or recycling requirements.
According to the EPA's Universal Waste Rule, these types of lamps may be disposed of into
household waste.
5. Wash hands, and remove and wash clothes for added safety measures.
Richard Riley, M.D. “Airborne Infection: The American Journal of Medicine, September 1974, Vol. 57 - 5/16/01
The health aspects associated with the use of these products and their ability to aid in disinfecting of environmental air have not
been investigated by UL.
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WARNING: Never expose eyes or skin to UVC light from any source. Looking directly at the UVC light may cause permanent eye damage or blindness.
Never operate the UV-Aire™ Air Purifying System out of the plenum. Avoid touching the glass portion of the lamp with your hands.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
Field Controls, LLC (“Company”) warrants that its products shall be free from defects in material and workmanship
under normal use for the limited period indicated, from the date of manufacture, subject to the provisions 1-8 below.
Eighteen (18) months
All Field Controls Products (except for those listed below as 5 years or 90 days).
Five (5) years
Field Controls Direct Vent Systems (FDVS), Field Oil Vent Kits (FOVP), and ComboVents (CV).
Field Controls warrants that the products listed below shall be free from defects in material and workmanship under
normal use for the limited period indicated, from the date of purchase by the consumer, subject to the provisions
1-8 below.
Ninety (90) days
UV lamps/bulbs
Provisions:
1. During the limited warranty period, Company, or its authorized service representative, will repair or replace, at Company’s
option, without charge, a defective Product. Product that is repaired may be repaired with new or refurbished replacement
parts. Product that is replaced may be replaced with a new or refurbished product of the same or similar design. Company
will return repaired or replacement Product to customer in working condition. Labor charges are not covered as part of the
limited warranty.
2. With regard to UV lamps/bulbs, customer shall be required to include a "valid proof of purchase" (sales receipt) identifying
the Product purchased (Product model or accurate date code information) and the date the Product(s) was purchased.
3. Product whose warranty/quality stickers, Product serial number plates or electronic serial numbers have been removed,
altered or rendered illegible shall not be covered under the limited warranty.
4. Defective Product must be returned to Company, postage prepaid.
5. IN NO EVENT SHALL COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SIMILAR
DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST PROFITS OR REVENUE, INABILITY TO USE PRODUCT, OR OTHER
ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT, THE COST OF SUBSTITUTE EQUIPMENT, AND CLAIMS BY THIRD PARTIES) RESULTING FROM
THE USE OF PRODUCT. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the
above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
6. THIS WARRANTY AND REMEDIES ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, REMEDIES AND
CONDITIONS, WHETHER ORAL, WRITTEN, EXPRESS, STATUTORY OR IMPLIED. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW,
COMPANY DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED AND STATUTORY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
7. Company makes no warranty of any kind in regard to other manufacturer’s products distributed by Company. Company will
pass on all warranties made by the manufacturer and where possible, will expedite the claim on behalf of the customer, but
ultimately, responsibility for disposition of the warranty claim lies with the manufacturer.
8. Product that has been subjected to misuse, accident, shipping or other physical damage, improper installation or application,
abnormal operation or handling, neglect, fire, water or other liquid intrusion are not covered by the warranty.
The health aspects associated with the use of these products and their ability to aid in disinfecting of environmental air
have not been investigated by UL.
Phone: 252.522.3031 • Fax: 252.522.0214
www.fieldcontrols.com
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