Siemens UV disinfection systems receive DVGW certification

March 26, 2006
Disinfection systems of the UV Wave and UV Astron/Barrier M series have been issued with the certificate for "UV systems for disinfection of water supply" by DVGW (Deutsche Vereinigung des Gas- und Wasserfaches e.V., or the German association for gas and water). This makes Wallace & Tiernan, a subsidiary of the Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S), the first company in the world to offer certified UV systems with low-pressure as well as with medium-pressure lamps...


ESSEN, GE, March 24, 2006 -- Disinfection systems of the UV Wave and UV Astron/Barrier M series have been issued with the certificate for "UV systems for disinfection of water supply" by DVGW (Deutsche Vereinigung des Gas- und Wasserfaches e.V., or the German association for gas and water). This makes Wallace & Tiernan, a subsidiary of the Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S), the first company in the world to offer certified UV systems with low-pressure as well as with medium-pressure lamps.

The DVGW certification body tests and certifies gas and water products on the basis of DVGW standards as well as nationally and internationally recognized directives, standards and certification programs. The technical standards of the DVGW form the basis for safety and reliability in the German gas and water supply industry and are also taken into account by other European countries.

Certification was carried out on the basis of the latest version of DVGW worksheet W 294 (parts 1, 2 and 3), which is to be published in the near future.

Wallace & Tiernan GmbH (www.wallace-tiernan.de), of Gunzburg, Germany, a company belonging to the Water Technologies Division of the Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services (I&S) Group, supplies system-based solutions for water treatment and purification. These include chlorine or chlorine dioxide metering systems, electrolysis equipment as well as UV systems for disinfection, phosphate elimination devices, lime slaking equipment, preparation systems for polyelectrolyte solutions, dry-goods metering devices for the wastewater area and also measuring and control devices for monitoring and metering.

The Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (www.industry.siemens.com) is the integrator of systems and solutions for industrial and infrastructure facilities and global service provider for the plant and projects business covering planning, installation, operation and the entire life cycle. I&S uses the electrical and technical products of other Siemens Groups in order to enhance productivity and improve competitiveness of companies in the sectors of metallurgy, water treatment, pulp and paper, oil and gas, marine engineering, open-cast mining, airport logistics, postal automation, intelligent traffic systems and industrial services. In fiscal 2005, I&S employed a total of 31,700 people worldwide and achieved total sales of EUR 5.390 billion [US$6.49 billion].

[US$1 = EUR 0.831]

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