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UK’s first UV security tray treatment installed in Gatwick

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 25, 2020
Gatwick is the first airport in the UK to treat its security trays with enough UV light energy to guarantee a 99.9% microbe disinfection rate protecting passengers and staff and reducing the spread of coronaviruses, including coronavirus, and other infections on this high touch surface area.
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First UV security tray   Gatwick
The new, highly effective system provided by Smiths Detection sees each tray pass through a covered ‘UV-tunnel’ fixed underneath the hand luggage screening system, as trays exit the scanners, so that every tray is treated immediately before each passenger uses it.

Topics: Gatwick

Following a one-month trial on a single security lane in July 2020, with laboratory testing demonstrating a 99.9% microbe disinfection rate, the new system will be rolled out on eight lanes in Gatwick’s North Terminal by the end of this month.

The system uses short-wavelength UV-C light, which laboratory tests show is effective against coronaviruses, including coronavirus and SARS, as the radiation warps the structure of their genetic material and prevents the viral particles from replicating.


 

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