Wine Industry

For centuries, the wine industry have struggled with lost wine to evaporation through the barrels during the aging process.

How Does Smart Fog Help?

Smart Fog Humidification Solutions supplies high-humidity “dry fog” with droplets of 4.2 microns in diameter. 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

Our 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.

  • Smart Fog Humidifiers are completely non-wetting, this means a consistently balanced environment which is vital for storing barrels without drying out.
  • Our systems can maintain non-fluctuating humidity 24/7. Maintaining precise humidity eliminates the possibility of condensation, which can cause mold and other issues.
  • Our technology uses clean fog, so you can expect no bacteria, no viruses, no cysts, or other pathogens.
  • Smart Fog designed their 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

Easy installation and low maintenance make Smart Fog Humidifiers 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 of 4.2 microns to be distributed and enforced into the air uniformly. All systems operate utilizing only low pressure compressed air (100 psi) and any available water pressure.

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

  • Precisely Maintain Humidity
  • Save on Topping Costs!
  • Eliminate Mold, Bacteria & Dust
  • Conserve Energy & Water
  • No Wetting Ensured

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 which can damage the barrels and the wine.

Smart Fog Humidification solution provides true “dry fog” for controlled high humidity. In most cases wineries can maintain between 70-80% rH which is ideal for storage 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 show 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 danger of mold and helps preserve the barrels.

wine testimonial

Reduce topping cost with
Smart Fog’s NON-WETTING HUMIDIFICATION SOLUTION.

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