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How does the Trojan UVMax compare to the competition?

Trojan Technologies, the manufacturer of the Trojan UVMax ultraviolet (UV) water sterilizer, is a world leader in water treatment using germicidal-spectrum ultraviolet (UV) light. They are not only a pioneer in the field of UV water treatment, but they have been responsible for most of the innovations in the industry, and were the first to meet the stringent requirements of NSF certification. Trojan Technologies manufacturers a wide range of systems ranging from small point-of-use units to systems used by municipal water treatment departments and industry. Below, you will find a highlight of some key features that separate Trojan UVMax from most competitors:

Trojan UVMax Features Competitor Units Trojan UVMax Benefits
1. Low pressure high output lamp technology. Use low output lamps, which require longer exposure times to the UV light resulting in larger reactor chambers that take up more installation space. Single lamp system, reduces annual maintenance costs.
Higher UV Output for better disinfection.
Small reactor chambers save space and make installation easier.
2. Unique water chamber design Design limitations, which may result in insufficient exposure to UV light. Optimizes hydraulic performance and increases disinfection efficiency.
3. Electronic power supply with auto ranging ballast Cannot withstand fluctuations in voltage which can result in lower UV output and damage to the lamp. More energy efficient to use less electricity
Withstands fluctuations in voltage that can cause low UV output and damage to the lamp.
Automatically adjusts to the input voltage and frequency to allow use of multiple global power grids.
4. Unique sizing system. Must sell larger, more expensive systems to treat larger volumes of water. Units are selected based on the UV dose required depending on the UV transmittance, flow rate, target organism and specific application regulations. Allows for water treatment of up to 47 gpm in some applications.
5. Lamp/sleeve combination In some units the operator is able to remove the lamp while the quartz sleeve remains in the unit. This results in improper UV doses being delivered to the water due to mineral build up on the sleeve. Lamp and sleeve remove from the reactor chamber as one piece ensuring the user is aware of any build up of minerals on the sleeve that may interfere with the proper UV dose being delivered to the water.
6. Snap on lamp harness Insufficient measures in place to ensure operator safety. Prevents the harness from accidentally being disconnected.
Ensures the lamp is disconnected before it is removed from the reactor chamber to prevent damage to the eyes and skin from the UV light.
7. UV intensity monitor Sensors measure visible light instead of UV intensity resulting in an unreliable unit that may not be emitting a sufficient level of UV light to kill bacteria. On the plus models (D,E,F) the sensor continuously monitors the UV intensity to ensure proper disinfection and goes into alarm if these conditions fall below proper operating levels. The led readout also provides a diagnostic output that tells the user what the source of the failure is.
8. Dry contacts (Remote Options Cord is Optional) Most manufacturers fail to educate about the importance of installing UV units with a solenoid valve. During power outages or lamp failure, certain pathogens may actually swim past an inactive lamp and infect the end user. Provides a signal for a solenoid valve or remote alarm. The solenoid valve is installed to protect the consumer from using water if the lamp is not operating properly. If the lamp burns out the supply of water is automatically stopped.
9. User Interface Offer no indication of the amount of time the lamp has been in the unit. Elapsed time meter tells the user how long the lamp has been in service.
Audio and visual alarms tell you if there is a problem with the operation of your unit.
A service reminder lets the user know when the lamp needs to be changed.