Humidity Control Misting System—Industrial Application
In many industrial worksites, such as paper mills, wood manufactures, textile factories and barrel storage, it is essential to control the amount of humidity in the facility. High-Pressure Misting Systems have proved to be very effective in performing this function. For example, a high-pressure stainless steel misting system can be installed throughout a plant and triggered to turn on when the humidity falls to a certain level. The plant can be split up into zones, or specific areas of the plant, and high-pressure stainless steel misting line can be effectively installed with nozzles set to release 1000 psi misting into the air. For example if an area of the plant falls below 45% humidity (the set-point) the high-pressure pump is designed to turn on and release misting in the specific areas of the plant that have reached this level. After anywhere between just a few minutes or considerably longer the misting will be released entering the air and raising the humidity level. Thereby, when the humidity reaches its premium level (usually between 48-60% humidity) the high pressure misting will automatically turn off.
This can save the facility considerable amounts in inventory since there will not be spoilage or warping of the inventory.
Humidification with High-Pressure Misting is applicable for every application; it can be installed in open factory spaces, throughout large warehouses, specific rooms and in-duct systems. Misting systems consist of a grid of high-pressure nozzles though the facility. Each individual zone is controlled through a combination of sectional controller and valves. This design will only allow misting for humidification in areas that need it. Each zone humidistat sensor automatically controls the on/off cycle of 1000 psi water from the pump station to all the misting nozzles in each independent zone. The control systems which are usually part of the high-pressure pump design is an essential component of the total mummification misting system since it allows for immediate changing of the humidity level in each part for the facility.
Projects are specifically prepared for the application area for in-factory applications and water particles evaporating before reaching the product or the internal structures inside the facilities. From a simple high-pressure misting system to a sophisticated multi-zone large square feet industrial installation; an experienced misting company can design, install and maintain a misting system that uses the appropriate misting system for each application. Sales Director Paul Ernst of Big Fogg, Inc. said “We have designed, installed and serviced large multi-zone high-pressure misting systems in factories in the United States and Canada. These systems have allowed consistent mummification that raises relative humidity with over-misting, product damage, reduced visibility or impaired safety”.
A high pressure misting humidity control system will cost a fraction of the operating cost compared to a compressed air or stream system. In general a high-pressure misting system can be half the cost in capital and 90% less in operating costs (no compressor) without sacrificing quality. Below is the outline of some of the specific industries that misting system mummification cans greater assist.
- Paper Mill Humidifying: In paper mills if the relative humidity is not controlled then paper quality is considerably diminished. In the winter time this problem is increased due to lack of moisture in the air. Paper receives and loses moisture readily as the surrounding humidity changes. When relative humidity falls paper shrinks, curls and can render paper reels unusable. High Pressure Misting Systems allow for complete, uniform and responsive to the constantly changing moisture levels in the air.
- Textile Humidiifying: Continuous and permanent humidity-temperature values are required throughout the production areas including the weaving, knitting, yarn areas. Also, higher humidity levels avoid static, breakage and shrinkage.
- Wood Humidifying: Wood shrinks and with an increase in moisture and swells with an increase in moisture. This can change the dimensions of the wood and cause spoilage or damage. Maintaining the proper humidity level through the use of high-pressure misting systems can reduce stress and eliminate dimensional changes. These changes can cause the wood to crack, warp or spoil.
- Greenhouse Humidifying High-Pressure Misting Systems: prevents loss and stress on plants and allows for healthy green life.
- Print Shops Humidifying: Allows for the consistent maintenance of the quality of paper preventing curling, cracking and static buildup.
- Concrete Curing-Humidifying: Humidity levels can aid in the strength and durably of concrete that prevents cracking.
- Wine Barrel Storage Humidifying: Humidity misting systems in barrel rooms can help prevent “leakage” from wooden barrels. Increases in moisture can control the humidity level between the inner and outer barrels. High-Pressure Misting Systems can help retain volume that can be lost with changing environmental levels of humidity.