3 Main Uses for Industrial Humidification Systems
December 9th, 2016 by Smart Fog
As technology has advanced in industry, so has the need for maintaining the proper humidity levels within industrial environments. The sophisticated and complex components within modern equipment are, many times, highly sensitive to moisture levels. Basically, there are 3 main uses for industrial humidification systems:
- Reduce/Eliminate Static Electricity Buildup
- Preserve Inventory, Equipment, and Building
- Create a Healthy and Safe Environment for Workforce and Customers
#1. Reduce/Eliminate Static Electricity Buildup:
According to an article on EEP called: “Danger And Control Of Static Electricity Buildup”, written on Dec. 12th by Edvard, some common troubles industries can run into are:
- “Ignition causing fire or explosion
- Damage to sensitive electronic components
- Electric shock to humans followed by accidents such as a fall
- Damage to mechanical components such as bearings due to sparking through the oil films on bearing surfaces.”
These are all good reasons for businesses to get the best industrial humidification system possible, in order to control and maintain excessive moisture levels. Specifically, static buildup occurs when the moisture levels are too low, according to Wikipedia: “Friction can produce static buildup and sparks when humidity is below 45% relative humidity (RH).”
“…humidity above 55% RH ensures that static will never buildup.”
Humidifiers are imperative for certain industries who are, especially, prone to static electricity buildup, such as:
“…packaging, printing, paper, textiles, electronics, automotive manufacturing and pharmaceuticals.”
Static electricity buildup is a major reason why modern industrial businesses need humidification systems to regulate and control moisture levels for safe operation. Industrial equipment is expensive, worker safety is vital, and quality control for manufacturing processes is key for efficient production.
#2. Preserve Inventory, Equipment, and Building:
This is another important use for humidification systems in industrial environments; excessive moisture levels, both high and low, can damage inventory, materials, equipment, and buildings. Industrial work environments are located everywhere in the world, so applications will vary according to the natural climate and the specific work environment; yet, either way, industrial businesses want to acquire effective humidification systems that can accurately regulate safe levels of moisture – with as little maintenance and hassle as possible.
Certain industries, like: museums, libraries, storage warehouses, antique car restoration shops, auto paint booths, clean rooms, cold storage rooms, and many others – heavily depend on humidification systems to control any excessive moisture levels in their working environments. Without proper moisture levels, produce will go bad, precious materials will be damaged, equipment will malfunction, and building structures will degenerate from within.
#3. Create a Healthy Environment for Workforce and Customers:
Finally, the third main use for industrial humidification systems is to create a healthy, safe work environment for everyone involved. This correlates with the other two uses as well, because static electricity buildup and mold inside buildings are both harmful to the health and safety of employees and customers.
Not all humidification systems actually work to sanitize the air, yet all reduce excessively high moisture levels, which works to reduced/eliminate mold. Smart Fog’s humidification systems are the only industrial humidifiers that work to eliminate air-borne pathogens through oxidization, thus sanitizing the air.
The 4.2 micron sized droplets produced by Smart Fog’s humidification systems, are small enough to attract air-borne pathogens; yet, they’re not attracted to each other, so are oxidized into the air before hitting any surfaces, therefor, eliminating any air-borne pathogens.
Industrial businesses are liable for the health and safety of their workforce and any customers in their industrial environments; controlling excessive moisture levels and sanitizing the air with an innovative humidification system – will ensure this happens. Not only will the workforce and customers be healthier, but they’ll also be more comfortable as well.
These 3 main uses for industrial humidification systems for businesses have grown in importance as technology in industry has advanced. Certain processes within industry are dependent upon the precise control of the temperature and moisture levels in their working environments, in order to produce quality products and ensure safety. Yet, every type of industry would benefit from one or all of these uses of industrial humidification systems.
Smart Fog® De-Correlation Technology is the leading technology in the humidification industry today. This mechanical, low pressure, energy-efficient process uses no chemicals, requires low maintenance, and produces no wetting. Smart Fog has wall-mounted, mobile, fog tunnel, and in-duct humidification systems for any commercial and industrial application. Please contact us today to learn more.
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