The purpose of a humidification section is to add moisture into the air. When there is not enough moisture in the air, a humidiﬁer can add moisture into the air stream, increasing the humidity level of the airsupplied by the air handler unit.
Humidiﬁers also can reduce static electricity in the air. Baikal builds humidifier sections that are provided with sloped drain pans. These sloped drain pans prevent the added moisture from going onto the ﬂoor.
Our humidiﬁer sections are constructed using aluminum extrusion and 2” double wall panels. The panels are insulated with 3 lb density ﬁberglass.
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All About Commercial Humidifiers
Many studies have proven the advantages of accurate humidity control in the HVAC system. Proper humidity is crucial for healthy and comfortable indoor living.
You might already have a room humidifier in your home but a humidifier for commercial spaces is just as essential. This guide will help you get started on choosing a commercial humidifier. What is it, how does it work, and why do you need one are just some of the questions we will be answering to help you choose the humidifier that is best for you.
What Does a Humidifier Do?
An air humidifier is an appliance that increases moisture or humidity in a room or an entire building. The humidification process uses vaporization, evaporation, propelling, or ultrasonic vibration. Humidifiers can be a small freestanding unit for small indoor spaces or large units connected to the home or the building’s HVAC system.
A typical humidifier unit, whether residential or commercial, is made up of the following features:
- Reservoir – It is where the water is stored.
- Wick – This absorbs the water to make it easier to evaporate. It also traps contaminants to produce a purer mist.
- Fan – This helps the water evaporate and also used to blow and circulate the humidified air.
- Humidistat – This measures the room’s humidity level and regulates the water vapor production to maintain balance.
- Speed Control – It is used to adjust the amount of water vapor as well as the speed to regulate the noise.
Humidifiers are used in residential, commercial and industrial applications and come in different types.
- Cool Mist Humidifiers – Cool mist humidifiers are evaporative cooling systems which release cool mist into the air. These are perfect for climates that are warm and dry.
- Evaporative – This water humidifier uses evaporation to disperse water. Water is filtered and mixes with the air to humidify it. The air is then blown into the indoor space with a fan.
- Impeller – Impeller humidifiers toss water to a diffuser which breaks it down into droplets that are released into the air.
- Ultrasonic – These use high-frequency vibrations to create small water droplets released into the air.
How Does a Commercial Humidifier Work?
The relationship between a humidifier and air is a special one. The goal is to make sure that the humidity level in the air is always correct. Depending on the season, the weather, where the building is, your HVAC system, and your requirements, the correct humidity level varies.
An air humidifier forces moisture in the air by creating mist. Water is held in a reservoir. It is then dispensed into a basin where the wick absorbs it. The wick also filters out the impurities in the water. The fan then kicks into gear and blows air through the moist wick. As the air passes through the wick, some of the water evaporates and creates moisture.
A commercial humidifier works just like any other humidifier unit. It is hooked to the building’s HVAC system. Only, it instead of a wick, a metal mesh located in the duct serves as the filter. As the water coming from the pipes of the building flow through the mesh, the air coming from the building’s ductwork blows through it, picking up moisture.
What are the Benefits of a Commercial Humidifier?
- Comfort – Cleaner air and humidity control create a more comfortable environment for both employees and customers. Greater comfort leads to operation at peak efficiency.
- Health and Wellness – The health and wellbeing of the space’s occupants is critical and a commercial humidifier can help ensure it. Proper humidity control reduces the spread of bacteria and microbes; decreasing the risk of many illnesses.
- Product Safety – Some products require appropriate humidity levels to prevent damage or spoilage. Proper humidity control can make sure your material assets remain viable.
All indoor environments, especially commercial spaces, can benefit from accurate humidity control that only a commercial humidifier can give you.