Wine Industry

For centuries, the wine industry has struggled with wine lost to evaporation through the barrels during the aging process. Smart Fog® offers humidifiers for wine cellars to alleviate the financial losses that evaporation causes.

How Does Smart Fog® Help?

Smart Fog® Humidification Solutions supplies high-humidity “dry fog” with self-evaporating droplets. The droplets evaporate into the air before reaching the ground. No free water collects on the barrels and the storeroom floor stays dry.

Smart Fog® takes the guessing out and does the work for you!

The Smart Fog® System has a large non-clogging orifice needing minimal maintenance. It allows full computer control and tracking of the humidity level in the room. The optimum humidity level reduces evaporation and reduces the need for topping.

Smart Fog® Humidifiers for Wine Cellars

Our wine cellar humidifiers maintain a precise humidity level while retaining a clean environment with no wet spots. What makes Smart Fog® an ideal solution for your winery? It is all about our humidifiers’ key features:

  • Non-wet humidification: Smart Fog® Humidifiers are completely non-wetting. This means a consistently balanced environment, which is vital for storing barrels without drying out. This makes us an ideal solution as a wine room humidifier.
  • Consistent and precise humidity: Our systems can maintain non-fluctuating humidity 24/7. Maintaining precise humidity eliminates the possibility of condensation, which can cause mold and other issues.
  • Bacteria-free vapors: Our technology uses clean fog, so you can expect no bacteria, no viruses, no cysts, or other pathogens.
  • Complete automation and logging: Smart Fog® designs humidifiers with fully automated controls and data logging capabilities. This is essential for maintaining different humidity levels throughout every stage of the growing process. With Smart Fog®, you can change and verify the humidity 24/7 with easy-to-use timeframe programs.

Easy Installation and Low Maintenance

Easy installation and low maintenance make the Smart Fog® Humidifier for wine cellars and other types of wine storage the only choice for “dry fog.” The Smart Fog® System’s large 1.5 mm orifice will not clog like pinhole foggers, so easy annual maintenance is sufficient. The Smart Fog® Humidity Sensor gives accurate and reliable control, with full data reported and stored on a PC.

Smart Fog® utilizes the patented enforcement technologies to reverse the correlation effect. This causes a consistent water droplet size to be distributed and enforced into the air uniformly. All systems operate utilizing only low-pressure compressed air at 100 pounds per square inch (psi) and any available water pressure.

Using our fully automated ES100 System specially designed for SIMPLE INSTALLATION and LOW MAINTENANCE, you’ll be able to achieve the following:

  • Precisely maintain humidity
  • Save on topping costs
  • Eliminate mold, bacteria and dust
  • Conserve energy and water
  • Ensure no wetting

Humidity in the Wine Industry

Relative Humidity in Barrel Rooms, Caves and Aging Rooms

Wine aged in barrels at 16° C (61°F) can lose over 14% volume in three years when stored at 60% RH. Traditional European wineries stored their barrels in natural cellars to maintain high humidity and reduce the need for “topping,” (adding wine to each barrel during the aging process).

Modern wineries with above-ground cooled aging rooms need modern technology to raise the humidity to 95% and cut the loss of evaporation by more than half. At the same time, barrels must remain dry on the outside to prevent mold from damaging the barrels and the wine. A Smart Fog® wine humidifier will facilitate the ideal conditions for wine storage. This is what makes it the best option as a humidifier for your wine cellar.

The Smart Fog® Humidification solution provides true “dry fog” for controlled high humidity. In most cases, wineries will maintain between 70%-80% rH, which is ideal when storing of wine in barrels. High humidity reduces wine loss to evaporation and reduces the need for topping, yet barrels stay dry and without mold. Raising the humidity to 70% can reduce losses to evaporation to under 1% per year.

This table shows the benefits of increasing relative humidity

evaporation chart

Reduced topping means less labor and less chance of mixing batches.

The barrels remain dry, preventing mold. High humidity (water vapor in the air) is sometimes confused with wetness (freestanding water on a surface). Mold can only form in freestanding water, not high humidity. The high humidity reduces evaporation without the danger of mold and helps preserve the barrels.

wine testimonial

Reduce topping cost with Smart Fog’s humidifier for wine cellars & NON-WETTING HUMIDIFICATION SOLUTION.

The Smart Fog® non-wetting humidification process will optimize your wine storage area’s moisture levels to reduce evaporation. Our humidifiers’ innovative processes reduce evaporation to the greatest degree while offering many logistical advantages over competing methods. We encourage you to contact us online or over the phone to discuss the impact that our evaporation reduction capabilities will have on your business. We’ll provide a free quote for our system and installation services.

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