How To Save Energy and Time Using Self-Evaporative Humidification

Saving energy and time while satisfying business demands for decades is what makes humidification technology truly sustainable, and at Smart Fog, our self-evaporative systems achieve all three. Decarbonizing humidification technologies are gaining momentum, driving facilities away from high-voltage systems like steam-based humidifiers and towards energy-efficient adiabatic systems. For many businesses today, Smart Fog’s self-evaporative adiabatic systems provide ideal solutions. 

To us, sustainability means more than being the most energy-efficient system; it means systems facilities will actually want to use long-term. Just because an adiabatic system is more energy-efficient doesn’t mean it’s a sustainable solution for the business. Maintenance time is a significant deterrent. That’s why Smart Fog systems don’t stop at 50%-90% average energy savings, but also minimize maintenance time while ensuring precise and reliable humidification.  

Smart Fog’s Self-Evaporative Humidification is both Energy-Efficient and Non-Wetting

Adiabatic systems reduce the carbon footprint and energy consumption by eliminating the need to heat water for humidity. However, many adiabatic systems have hidden costs. Adiabatic technology, like ultrasonic or atomization, may cause unevaporated moisture to collect on surfaces, or uneven and fluctuating humidity levels to damage products. Excess moisture and moving parts encourage mold, rust, component failure, and more.

A factory in California recently equipped their facility with ultrasonic units, only to find that these units were wetting and causing mass bacterial growth, even with UV light. The solution provided? Add more fans. Not surprisingly, the company was not satisfied with the level of maintenance required on their part, especially for humidity that was less than satisfactory.

Is it possible to have an adiabatic system without hidden inefficiencies? Forty years of our self-evaporative technology proves that it is. Smart Fog’s self-evaporative humidification technology utilizes decorrelation technology, which naturally reverses water-to-water attractions. Powered by a low-voltage system, these droplets self-repel and rapidly travel across large rooms. Unlike passive methods of evaporation –  such as air circulation – self-evaporation never wets surfaces or generates unwanted moisture. All equipment and products are kept safe and dry.

Smart Fog Systems Optimize Kilowatts and Employee Time for Maximum Efficiency

Besides saving energy and achieving desired results, sustainable humidifiers are simply systems that everyday businesses can sustain. That’s why Smart Fog systems optimize the most valuable resource: time. 

All humidification technologies can be high maintenance, but adiabatic systems tend to catch customers by surprise. Voltages are quantified, savings are advertised, but human effort is not. As a result, buyers often sign up for a slew of maintenance activities they knew nothing about, such as replacing parts or monitoring unreliable humidity levels.

For example, the same Californian company that initially chose ultrasonic systems quickly found the system used too much time to monitor and maintain. And when working, the units never satisfied their humidity needs.

In contrast, self-evaporative Smart Fog systems use a fraction of employees’ time and run seamlessly for decades. Currently, there are Smart Fog systems operating for 365 days nonstop, and have been doing so for 20 years (and counting). While it’s running, we save energy – in both kilowatts and time – by using high-quality materials and zero moving parts to keep maintenance activities low. The only maintenance required, in fact, is the occasional air and water filter check. Since all Smart Fog systems are low-voltage, the system doesn’t wear out components, making our self-evaporative systems safe, long-lasting solutions that use very little time and energy to achieve optimal results. 

Key Takeaways 

Saving energy, saving time, and satisfying business demands for decades to come are key factors that render humidification technology truly sustainable. Self-evaporative humidification achieves them all.

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