Industrial humidifiers are used in settings to control humidity levels. They can be either uncontrolled or controlled, and here we will discuss the differences between them as well as some of the industries that would benefit most from these systems.
Uncontrolled humidification is when a device tries to maintain a specific level of humidity by adding moisture to the air if it’s too dry. The problem with this type of system is that it does not control and adjust for temperature fluctuations leading to condensation problems on surfaces like windows, mirrors, and metal panels. Controlled humidification is more precise because it utilizes an automatic feedback loop that adjusts humidity based on both temperature and relative humidity measurements taken by sensors around the space being humidified. Using a controlled humidification system helps eliminate the chance for problems and the potential to create unwanted environments. This system is more efficient because uses less energy and can also be used to control the humidity levels in industrial settings that require a particular level of moisture, like wood manufacturing or food processing facilities.
Food and Beverage Industry
The humidification system in this industry is used to maintain humidity levels of 70% or more which is perfect for preventing the drying out and cracking of spices, herbs, fruits, and vegetables. By controlling humidity in cold storage environments, produce maintains its weight and freshness longer. By storing produce in an environment that has a controlled humidity system, grocery chains can keep produce on the shelves longer increasing their profitability. The humidified air also helps reduce the chances of bacteria on food products like fish or meat by making them less hospitable environments for microorganisms that cause spoilage.
Cabinet Making & Furniture Industries
In these industries, most industrial humidifiers work to stabilize around 40-60% relative humidity which prevents wood from warping, cracking, or cupping due to low levels of relative humidity. Since many industrial humidification systems are integrated into automatic control environments or building management systems, they can also be used to automate the humidity levels of wood storage depending on their moisture content, which is helpful because it reduces waste, maintains dimensional stability, and saves energy costs.
Printing and Paper Storage
Many industrial humidifiers are also used in printing plants to control humidity levels of about 40-50% which prevents paper from curling or changing size. Maintaining a humidity-controlled environment helps when the ink is being transferred. Once again, the industrial humidifier systems that are integrated into automatic control solutions can be programmed to maintain specific relative humidity levels according to what type of printing will be taking place and the moisture content that the paper needs to be before printing begins.
MicroCool Has the Industrial Humidifiers You Need
MicroCool is a supplier of industrial humidifiers and industrial control systems that help you control the humidity levels in your building. You can contact us here to find out more information about our systems and find out which system best suits your industry. You can also call us at 760-322-1111.