In the last couple Monday Morning Minutes, we showed how the type of humidifier dispersion method could affect the absorption distance. Let’s look at an example. Ex: 5000 CFM at 55OF Duct temperature to provide a room RH at 35% at 70OF with 50% outside air. [Read more…]
Last week, we described the criteria that may affect absorption distance. This week we look at how your choice of humidifier dispersion assembles may affect that absorption distance. Call your R.L. Deppmann sales representative to assist you in selection of the best dispersion method for your application.
Absorption or non-wetting distance is the dimension downstream from the leaving side of the steam dispersion assembly to the point where wetting will not occur, although wisps of steam may be present. Solid objects at duct air temperature, such as coils, dampers, fans, etc., downstream of this dimension will remain dry. Location A is the best choice. [Read more…]
Duct or AHU temperature. Cool air absorbs less than warm air and requires a longer absorption distance. When equal amounts of steam are introduced into equivalent ducts but with different air temperatures, the lower temperature systems of 50 °F to 55 °F are more difficult to ensure absorption than systems with higher temperatures.
Humidification of buildings helps provide a healthy and comfortable work environment. The next several R.L. Deppmann Monday Morning Minutes will examine steam absorption humidification and provide solutions to some of the common issues we see on a regular basis. Dri-Steem Corporation provides a variety of products to solve the many needs in this area of the HVAC