Considerations When Evaluating Humidification Systems

While greenhouses may be the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word humidification, there are many different types of applications and processes that require a constant humidity.

Some examples that extend beyond greenhouses include the need for humidification systems include in the lumber and wood processing industries, in paper production, for the manufacturing of textiles and even in storage areas for a wide variety of products from wine through to cheese.

These humidification systems are very different than humidification equipment used in residences and office buildings, providing a very fine mist or fog that allows the humidity to be carefully and precisely controlled to within a very small range. It is important to keep in mind these systems do not deliver significant amounts of moisture, so they are very effective to use even indoors without the buildup of water on equipment and material.

Range of Humidity

There are humidification systems that can be used to boost humidity in an enclosed space up to 99% humidity. The higher the humidity, the more moisture there will be in the air and therefore the warmer the temperature will need to be at the same time. Higher temperatures will be mandatory when boosting humidity to the extreme ranges needed in some greenhouses and processing facilities.

Look for systems that are rated or designed to provide the maximum humidity your facility requires. When in doubt, a wider range is recommended to accommodate the higher levels that may be required.

Control Options

An important part of all humidification systems is the controller. New technology allows for fully programmable controls that can set humidity and temperature within specific ranges and for specific times of the day.

There are also systems that offer a remote control feature, allowing manual setting of the system without needing to access the system directly. This is very helpful in large facilities or when there is the need for constant adjustments to humidity or temperature in the building.

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