UV Disinfectant Standard – BS 8628:2022

For many years Melbec have been testing UV machines, basing testing protocols on similar, relevant standards along with real-life scenarios of how the machine would be used. However, all labs that were testing these UV machines have been doing so in their own unique way, meaning there has been a wide range in log reductions achieved that were necessarily based on the performance of the machine, but more around how realistic the test protocol was.

In March 2022, a standardised method for testing UV disinfection machines was published: BS 8628:2022, Disinfection using ultraviolet radiation – Methods for quantitative testing of automated ultraviolet disinfection activities by direct illumination – Determination of bactericidal, mycobactericidal, sporicidal, yeasticidal, fungicidal, virucidal and phagocidal activities.

Melbec have been testing UV disinfection systems for many years so if you would like to discuss your testing requirements in more detail just give one of our technical team a call on 01706 214492 and we can help you put together a protocol to support your efficacy claims.

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