Humidification Applications

Adding humidity – and being able to precisely control it – is vital to a wide variety of industrial applications. Proper humidity levels can be crucial to the rate of production, quality of the product, avoiding damaging static buildup, worker safety and comfort, and more. Every application has its specialized issues, and MicroCool has the humidification solution for every one of them.

Manufacturing Humidification

Manufacturing

There are as many different manufacturing processes as there are products being made – and every one of them benefits from having the ideal production environment. It could be high-tech manufacturer reducing static electricity, a medical manufacturer controlling dust, a woodworking operation maintaining stable humidity to reduce distortion, or myriad other process requirements.

MicroCool has a solution for every one of them – bringing ease of operation, exacting control, cost-efficiency and reliability to every factory floor. Our experienced engineers custom design the ideal humidification system for your application.

Humidification for Paper and Textiles

Paper & Textiles

In the paper industry, a low humidity level can increase the connectivity of static electricity, causing paper jams, breaks, and even fires in the process. MicroCool systems add just the right amount of humidity to the air, preventing such problems.

In the textile industry, low humidity is often the cause of costly stoppages, producing static electricity that causes the yarn in spinning and weaving machines to become more “brittle” and break easily.

Theater Humidification
Theater + Performing Arts

Dry, stale air in a theater is uncomfortable for everyone. In live performance, humidity in the “comfort zone” can be crucial to prevent dryness of the mouth and other vocal annoyances. In addition to overall ambient comfort, a theater fog system helps to remove the fine dust in the air that can be bothersome to actors and singers alike.

Integrating just the right amount of moisture to the air is an exacting process. Nozzles must remain invisible, and there is no room for residual water droplets. Because every theater is unique, MicroCool works with the stage and theater managers to maintain an exacting humidity level for the venue, the performers, and the patrons.

Humidification for Hatcheries
Hatcheries

Humidification levels in the hatchery industry significantly impact the process and the final product. At the “egg” stage, insufficient humidity levels can affect shell strength and density, and resultant birth rates and maturity. Once eggs have hatched, maintaining the ideal humidity helps the chicks through initial stages of growth before being moved to other facilities.

Most hatcheries consist of many different rooms and processes of varying sizes and humidity requirements. With a MicroCool system, zone sectioning controllers at each location are monitored from external units, or as part of the overall climate control system. Controllers feature the MicroCool DCS (Drain Control System), uniquely designed to reduce shock and vibration.

Humidification for Food and Beverage Cheese Ripening

Food & Beverage

Maintaining proper humidity levels is essential in a wide variety of food and beverage industries, especially in cheese aging and the bread proofing process. Typical cheese aging caves are kept at a 75°+ relative humidity range depending on whether the cheese is soft or hard rind. The aging process is crucial to developing the unique characteristics of the cheese’s flavor, texture and aroma. In bread making, the stage known as proofing requires a consistent level of humidity in a warm room environment so that when yeast is added, the dough ferments and rises to desired levels. And controlling humidity levels during the food packaging process is important so that label inks or wraps do not adhere to the end product.

Clean Rooms Labs Humidification
Clean Rooms

Certain production facilities and labs require above-average cleanliness. These environments cannot tolerate significant amounts of dust and debris, and have very tight tolerance for humidity levels. MicroCool engineers can design of the air treatment for such locations using exclusive MicroCool nozzles that close after every operation, eliminating drips and drainage. And, the optional Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration system removes many types of large molecules and ions from the water supply including bacteria, pollen and chemicals.

Woodworking Humidification

Woodworking

Woodworking facilities benefit greatly from a controlled humidity. In fact, most wood problems in production, and in the product, are moisture related. Sunken joints, uneven surfaces, splits, cupping and curving, cracked or checked finishes can result from improper moisture content. Problems can arise in gluing, laminating and veneering. Seasonal changes in relative humidity can bring swelling, warping and shrinkage of wood.

Monitoring and maintaining the right RH and MC (relative humidity of the shop and moisture content of the wood) can minimize seasonal fluctuations and retain the integrity of the wood. A MicroCool fog solution is less expensive to install and maintain than costly duct systems or scattered AC units, providing even distribution where you need it, without drips or residues. The result? A consistent, quality product.