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.

Here are just a few examples:

Humidification for 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 Cold Stores
Cold Stores

The control of humidity levels at extreme low temperatures presents unique challenges that the MicroCool system is perfectly poised to meet.

Cold stores generally hold large quantities of vegetables and perishable goods, which can deteriorate rapidly in low humidity. The chillers and coolers in these applications “strip” the air of any water, reducing humidity. Fork lift and personnel traffic can also quickly change the humidity level. This water deficit needs to be continually replaced to maintain proper humidity levels.

The amount of water required to raise the humidity level at these low temperatures is extremely small. The MicroCool system uses different stages of nozzles to speed up the recovery process if required.

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.

Humidification Control for Barrels

Woodworking + Barrel Storage

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.

Barrel Storage - When wine or alcohol spirits are placed in wooden barrels, the storage humidity has a great effect on the leakage of vapor from the barrel, often called the “Angel’s Share.” Wine producers can suffer up to 18% loss from each barrel, which increases the alcohol content beyond tolerable levels.

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In today’s modern-day above ground caves, storage facilities find it much harder to maintain optimum humidity levels, resulting in a big difference between the inside and outside of the barrel. Vapors can then travel through the drier staves into the atmosphere. Wines in oak barrels need constant “topping off” during their storage and maturity to maintain the fine balance of alcohol content and taste.

MicroCool humidification in barrel rooms helps maintain an optimum humidity level, equalizing levels between the inner and outer barrel. MicroCool sensors monitor and maintain humidity to preset levels, enabling winemakers to hone the perfect balance of temperature, humidity, outside and chilled air. Vapor loss is controlled, and the use of a Reverse Osmosis system prevents waterborne molds or viruses from collecting on the barrels.
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.

Manufacturing Humidification


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. We custom design the ideal humidification system for your application.