Medicinal Cannabis

Medicinal cannabis is becoming a growing part of the agriculture industry in the UK.

Cannabis requires a particular way of growing and there are some similarities and differences between growing cannabis and growing vegetables/herbs indoors.

Just as with vegetables, humidity control is an important factor that needs to be considered for indoor cannabis production. The amount of moisture in the air affects the transpiration rate of the plants, which refers to the amount of water lost by plants. Transpiration is responsible for moving water and nutrients from the root to other parts of the plant. However, when humidity levels are too high or too low, transpiration slows and curbs plant growth. The correct humidity level is therefore extremely important, anything outside of this ideal range will cause the stomata to close as a stress-induced response.

The ideal humidity for cannabis plants in seedling form is 70%, falling to 50%-55% while in flowering and vegetative form and reducing furthermore for the drying purpose to around 40-50%. These figures could differ depending on the genetics of the cannabis plant but with any drying process it is important not to dry too quickly so a gradual drying process is required.

Mould can be problematic for cannabis production so it is vital the correct humidity is adhered to as mould can spread quickly through the crop. If mould is present there is a risk the whole crop can be rejected as strict standards for medicinal cannabis need to be adhered to. The aim of the medicinal cannabis minimum quality standard is to ensure the consistency and quality of the products that medical practitioners prescribe to their patients.

With the range of equipment available to us, Humidity Solutions can design and install the complete humidity control system for the efficient, consistent production of medicinal cannabis.

If you would like to discuss your own requirements or arrange a call back, please complete the form below:

Breweries

One of the biggest practical challenges in brewing setups stems from condensation—and all the problems and costs that follow with it. When warmer air laden with water vapour comes into contact with cooler surfaces (such as metal structures, tanks and pipework), it usually condenses—and then drips, pools and accumulates on surfaces, structures and equipment. This can result in corrosion, affecting buildings and structures, where microbial and bacterial growths can flourish, and where there are constant safety hazards.

Desiccant dehumidification solutions enable you to control the dew point of the air so that condensation cannot arise, putting you back in control of conditions inside your brewery, so you can focus on what you do best.

Better control means lower costs, less risk, better hygiene and greater efficiency. Controlling the dew point, preventing problems. Our range of desiccant dehumidifiers from Cotes enables you to maintain any specific dew point below a certain set value, giving full control over humidity conditions in any section of your brewery.

Furthermore, the Cotes desiccant dehumidifiers have the added advantage — particularly when compared to low-cost, simple condensation dehumidifiers — of being equally effective all year round and over the entire temperature range from -25°C to 40°C.

Benefits:

  • Condensation-free structures, with no dripping
  • Mould and mildew-free inner walls, ceilings, etc.
  • Dry floors
  • Better general hygiene
  • Fewer accidents or health and safety risks
  • More reliable electrical installations
  • Lower maintenance costs for building

If you would like to discuss your own requirements or arrange a call back, please complete the form below:

Lithium Battery Production

Controlled conditions for hypersensitive processes

In the manufacture of lithium-ion cells, the alkaline materials used for cathodes, anodes and electrolytes are exceptionally sensitive to moisture. This means manufacturers need to keep the air in their dry rooms at dew points far lower than in the ambient air. Target levels of -60°C and relative humidity of 0.5% is common.

The Cotes range of flexible dehumidifiers are specially designed and configured to make this possible, with the remarkable levels of reliability essential in lithium-ion battery manufacture and assembly.

FEATURES

  • Capable of removing uncontrolled humidity from very large volumes of air
  • Exceptional reliability – important for operations-critical environments
  • Easy to configure to specialist requirements in lithium-ion battery manufacture, even with dew points as low as -74.5°C.
  • Designed to achieve exceptionally low energy consumption and operating costs
  • Available with advanced monitoring and control systems for maximum flexibility
  • More than 100 installations in lithium-ion battery manufacturing facilities worldwide

 

BENEFITS

  • Exceptional control of clean room manufacturing conditions
  • Better electrolyte performance, better product quality
  • Reduced energy consumption, lower operating costs
  • Maximum production uptime
  • Lower service and maintenance costs

 

If you would like to discuss your own requirements or arrange a call back, please complete the form below:

Cheese Production

Careful control of humidity, temperature and air circulation is critical to the successful development of most cheeses.  In general, a warm, moist environment is required, in combination with the appropriate range of acidity, moisture content and salt content in the cheese.

Typical RH levels are maintained between 75-95%, with temperature held in a range of 10-13⁰C for cheese to age properly. Cold storage refrigeration (3-4.5⁰C) is kept at around 65% RH.

Steam humidifiers are often the solution the production of cheese, but adiabatic humidifiers may also be appropriate and have the added advantage of offering ‘free cooling’.  In some circumstances it may be dehumidification which is required to remove excessive moisture during the drying, ripening or storage of cheese.

Humidity Solutions has a range of humidifiers and dehumidifiers to be able to recommend the appropriate solution for your particular product and facility.

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Post Harvest

  • Highly effective for Salad, Baby Leaf and Brassica.
  • Maximise pick weight
  • Improve quality & shelf life
  • Improving nature’s freshness
  • Absorbed naturally, being smaller than the stomata in the leaves
  • Promotes faster, more efficient cooling with less energy used
  • Removes field heat quickly and efficiently
  • Extended storage times
  • Up to 95% humidity
  • Enables strategic cropping – harvest when conditions are poor

Using the latest ultrasonic humidification technology we reduce the dehydration your crop suffers whilst in cold storage. We use pure water, no chemicals to fill the cold store with a visible fog which will penetrate your crop and re-hydrate it. This natural process is known as the Adiabatic effect (evaporative cooling). By rehydrating your crop you can maximise the pick weight, enhance the quality, locking in the natural freshness with just purified water. Additional benefits you will also experience are lower energy costs as this process promotes more efficient cooling with less energy used due to removing field heat quickly. The produce will see an extended shelf life and you can store your crop for longer periods or when weather conditions are poor otherwise known as strategic cropping.

This technology is gaining in popularity at a time when consumers are pushing for reduced plastic usage and so this technology is high in demand. Not only does this allow you to use less plastic in the cold store so the crop is effectively naked, the produce will have a longer shelf life in the retail environment – with or without plastic – and so helping the fight against food wastage.

With Brexit looming our systems enable growers to harvest when field conditions are good and staff are available. The produce can then be held in your cold store until required. This offers increased flexibility and enables resources to be managed rather than be driven by fluctuating supply and demand.

Our crop hydration systems can be retro fitted into existing cold stores or installed for new build.

If you would like to discuss your own requirements or arrange a call back, please complete the form below:

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Hydroponics

Hydroponics is a method of growing plants without soil by using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent.  It is an area which requires a very carefully controlled environment.  Humidification, dehumidification, or both may be required to maintain optimum growing conditions.

In our most recent install Humidity Solutions supplied a cold water high pressure system from our partner Airtec for an application in the north west of England.  Previously, stand-alone small capacity units had been forbearing in this industry, but the advantages of using an Airtec system soon became apparent.

The Airtec system offers the advantages of being able to control multiple areas off one control panel which in turn reduces maintenance and simplifies installation. Installation is further simplified using easy to install flexible hose and push fit connections. Control is via a sensor per zone with a different humidity level able to be set for each area if desired.

Mobile dehumidifiers are also often used in this environment with Humidity Solutions able to select from a wide range of desiccant or refrigerant dehumidifiers alongside the mobile equipment.

Similar processes where humidity control is beneficial are:

  • Micro herbs
  • Hydroponics
  • Propagation
  • Aquaponics
  • Aeroponics
  • Root Hydration
  • Medicinal Cannabis Humidification
  • Medicinal Marijuana Humidification
  • Ripening Rooms

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Building Drying – Disaster Recovery

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Within our product range is a choice of both refrigerant and desiccant dehumidifiers, each offering a huge variety of machine capacities.    This enables Humidity Solutions to provide a solution for all applications, and this is further supported by a custom manufacture facility. For rapid response to flood-water damage related instances, Humidity Solutions have a superb, fully portable rotomoulded dehumidifier, capable of an extraction rate of 70litres/24hrs, with an auto pump out feature capable of pushing 3 metres lift.  Add to this a ductable 6 inch outlet, this enables use of the warmer dry air exiting the machine.  Alternatively, choose from a full selection of desiccant machines for advanced drying techniques.

All of our products are fully supported here in the United Kingdom, with after care and service-plans further extending the service Humidity Solutions are renowned for. From our offices in Leatherhead, we carry large stocks and are therefore able to react quickly to surge-type demands. At Humidity Solutions we pride ourselves on our individual approach to each project and, with an experienced team with several combined years of engineering and technical knowledge and expertise, we can offer a unique, tailored solution to each application.

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Spas and Swimming Pools

Swimming pools require dehumidification and air movement to prevent mould and excessive humidity which can cause dripping and uncomfortable environment in the pool hall. To achieve this we can calculate the size of the dehumidifier based on the size and temperature of the pool and pool hall in addition to whether the pool surface is covered at night to reduce evaporation and the use for the pool – splashing children or calm lane swimming which again affects the moisture evaporation rate.

Wall and floor mounted dehumidifiers are available which can be mounted in or outside the pool hall dependant on the specific requirements and specification with output suitable for the smallest domestic hot tub up to Olympic size 50m public pools.

Heat recovery and energy efficiency are essential in todays cost conscious world and these units deliver with air heat recovery systems to pre heat incoming fresh air or by using excess process heat to warm the pool water.

If you would like to discuss your own requirements or arrange a call back, please complete the form below:

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Vehicle Storage

Humidity Solutions offers a wide range of humidity control solutions for vehicle storage facilities, ranging from small garages through to valuable collections of vintage and classic motors.

Vehicles are particularly vulnerable to damage to bodywork and interior fabrics due to high humidity. High moisture levels can accelerate corrosion of metallic surfaces, whilst a build up of moisture in fabrics accelerates degradation and may even lead to mould growth.

Controlling humidity through dehumidification, rather than by simply heating the space, is widely accepted as the most effective option in terms of protecting the vehicles whilst optimising energy efficiency.

For larger storage requirements Humidity Solutions’ range of desiccant dehumidifiers is the ideal solution. Models range from free-standing mobile units to larger bespoke designs, with drying capacities from 0.6 kg/hour to 162 kg/hour and air volumes up to 24,000 m³/hour.

Desiccant dehumidifiers also introduce a low level of heating that supports the dehumidification process and helps to gently dry vehicles that have been garaged whilst still wet from rain.

For smaller spaces there is a wide selection of refrigerant dehumidifiers.

For more detailed information on our vehicle storage packages, please complete the form below:

What our vehicle storage customers say about us...

DW - Classic Car Owner

DW - Classic Car Owner

“… exemplary service, and a superb solution. ..I am just ready to fire up the machine ready for the car coming back Friday. Thank you so much for all the help that Humidity Solutions has given me.”

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Charcuterie

Humidity Solutions can offer packaged equipment to humidify and dehumidify your drying and curing rooms to ensure you maintain 60 to 70% Relative Humidity whilst removing moisture from the product.  Whether it’s a 10 day process for Salami, 20 days for Chorizo, or longer, we can maintain the conditions and reduce the moisture to your own closely guarded recipe.

The dehumidifiers used are generally desiccant units due the low temperatures that the product is required to be kept at – typically 10-12C – with humidity of 70-80%rh. Wet meat gives off moisture so the rooms are required to be dried with the dehumidifier so as not to let mould develop on the outer surfaces.

Where humidfication is required, Vapac’s LE range of electrode boiler humidifiers are typical as they can provide controlled moisture delivery in relatively small volumes in the production areas.  Alternatively, in hard water areas, we can offer Neptronic’s SKR humidifier with water treatment, which gives the added benefit of very low maintenance requirements and reduced ongoing spares – saving longer term costs.

Humidity Solutions is delighted to have supported British Charcuterie Live since its inception, and in 2021 we sponsored the Star Award of Best New Product which was won by Rare and Pasture for their Pork and Fennel Salami. The aim of the awards is to champion quality British Charcuterie producers and ensure these craft makers receive the recognition they deserve.

Humidity Solutions offer a free survey, design and quotation, and an installation service as well as a maintenance contract for the life span of the systems and equipment.

Talk to the experts in this exciting artisan food market.

Charcuterie Board

For further detailed information, we have produced our own package.

Please fill in the form below to download your own personal copy.

What our charcuterie customers say about us...

JM - Chiltern Charcuterie

JM - Chiltern Charcuterie

“Humidity Solutions took the time to fully understand our requirements and propose the best solution – delivering the equipment within a few days. We are very pleased with the system and the service we received.”

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Timber and Wood Processing

Dry air can result in textile fibres becoming fragile and breaking as they are run through the looms. This can result in downtime and slower productions due to the stoppages. If the humidity in the area is correctly controlled this can mean that the issue of the micro-dust and “flocks” that get caught in the looms are eliminated.

The right level of humidity minimises lower regain being caused by dry air, it can also prevent the yarns being influenced by low moisture content making them weaker and brittle which results in more friction making the yarns prone to static electrification. By preventing low humidity occurrences static problems are reduced, making machines speeds quicker and the materials become more manageable.

Spray humidifiers are the humidity solution as they reduced high factory temperatures due to their abundant cooling effect. Adiabatic humidification is a perfect solution as these humidifiers remove some of the heat generated by the looms, from the air. Low humidity causes the fabric to shrink, where as maintained humidity results in the fabric being more reliable to cut and to fit. This is extremely important for exampe in the carpet industry when maintaining dimensions are important.

Humidity control is essential during storage and processing in the factory. Materials that benefit from being stored in a humidity controlled environment are finished products such as window and door frames as well as the wooden boards. This is because wood is a hygroscopic material and stabilisation of the ambient conditions allows wood to maintain the same dimensions throughout the production process. If the ambient conditions were not maintained the wood could expand or shrink, which could lead to cracks and deformations, wasting the material.

If you would like to discuss your own requirements or arrange a call back, please complete the form below:

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Residential/Domestic

Residential & Domestic Humidification Systems

In line with modern residential building regulations to limit heat loss, modern domestic properties are made as air tight as possible. The reduction in fresh air naturally infiltrating a domestic home reduces moisture transfer with the knock-on effect being that the property becomes dry, causing the occupants to suffer from symptoms such as dry skin and eyes, eczema and dry throats – particularly at night.

Antique furniture, timber floors, artefacts and pictures can also crack due to the low humidity levels possibly reducing their value, affecting their appearance and making them difficult to insure if the climate in the residential property is not kept as constant as in a museum or gallery.

Residential heat exchangers and other energy efficient technical additions to a domestic building assist with temperature control and the removal of unwanted moisture from bathrooms but it is important to consider the air condition as a whole and this includes creating a stable humidity in the home.

The residential solutions range from free standing humidifiers to ducted systems or concealed humidifiers where all you see is a small grill in the wall.

Classic Car Storage

We have a range of solutions to maintain a stable environment and prevent damage to bodywork, electrics and interiors of classic cars whilst in storage.  for further details visit our vehicle storage page

Air Purifiers

Indoor Air Quality is a major concern both at home and in the workplace, and we typically spend 90% of our time indoors.  Given the current Covid-19 pandemic this is no doubt only to be increased and therefore it is imperative that we take all available measures to improve the quality of the air we breath.

Ventilation is crucial, but Humidity Solutions also offer a state of the art, free standing air purifier to clean the air.  With Hepa filtration from market-leaders Mikropor, the Mia Air removes particles down to 0.1 micron (Covid-19 has a particle size of 0.2 micron) and with 99% removal rate at 0.3 micron. The filter also removes airborne viruses, dust particles, VOC’s and odours.

You can find out more information on how you can control your Indoor Air Quality here

If you would like to discuss your own requirements or arrange a call back, please complete the form below:

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Steam Baths

Steam Bath Humidification & Heating Systems

Steam bath steam generators have for many years been supplied by Humidity Solutions Ltd to the steam bath industry whether it be to manufacturers, facilities engineers or end user pool managers.

Offering Vapac electrode boiler or Neptronic resistive technologies, all applications are catered for as either a simple stand alone steam generator or for a complete solution where the Wellness unit controls essence, operation of lights and can be supplied with a remote controller.

Steam bath steam generators do require some consumables but to reduce down time all spares are carried in stock in the UK to ensure a speedy response. Installation, service and planned maintenance are all offered countrywide and on all makes and models of steam generators.

If you look after a steam generator that is getting a little tired, or causing expensive maintenance issues, then take advantage of Humidity Solutions’ scrappage scheme where additional attractive discounts are offered through this manufacturer supported scheme.

If you would like to discuss your own requirements or arrange a call back, please complete the form below:

What our steam bath customers say about us...

ES - INCA Sauna and Steam specialists

INCA Sauna and Steam specialists

Humidity Solutions has …. very quick lead times, with most of their products being stock items and the reliability of their products is fantastic.  The staff are always incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and eager to please with a very ‘can do’ attitude

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Yoga Studios

Humidity Solutions has provided essential humidity control for over 100 studios in the UK. Hot yoga is practised in conditions of 40°C and 40 – 50% Relative Humidity to provide the ideal conditions to ensure a good work out and an environment that is conducive to this form of exercise.

Fresh air has to be brought into the studio to meet with building regulations to ensure that the build up of C02 generated by the students does not reach an uncomfortable level. When this air is brought in to the studio and heated to 40°C the humidity could drop down to below 10% RH which would make exercise very unpleasant.

Humidity is therefore introduced to bring the studio up to a comfortable 40% RH allowing the students to benefit fully from the class and not to suffer from dry skin, sore eyes or excessive dehydration of the body.

Hot yoga at 40°C protects muscles by allowing for a deeper stretch while also detoxifying the body by opening the skins pores to let the toxins out in sweat. It also save on heating bills as the perceived temperature is hotter than the actual allowing the room temperature to be reduced while achieving the same effects.

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What our yoga customers say about us...

IP - Hot Yoga Coventry

IP - Hot Yoga Studio

Since the install, Hot Yoga … has gone from strength to strength and with the “Vesuvius” installed we have been able to offer a first class “Hot Yoga” experience to our clients/students.

GL - Newport Hot Yoga

GL - Newport Hot Yoga

Very positive customer feedback, and turnover is starting to build …..

We already are thinking about a second studio, can see the demand and have learnt a lot from opening this one.

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Offices and Meeting Rooms

40-60% RH is the optimum condition for employee health and productivity in an office environment.

In many office environments there may be a requirement for humidity control throughout the year, due to air conditioning in the summer months, and heating in winter.  Both will remove moisture from the air and prolonged exposure to a dry atmosphere will affect the health of staff, increase absenteeism and lower productivity.

Adverse effects of dry air include electrostatic shocks, which occur below a threshold of 40%RH. Other, less recognisable, effects include dry itchy skin, contact lenses prematurely drying out and causing discomfort, sore eyes and throat, and an increase in dehydration.

Considerable research and tests have shown that the transmission of airborne viruses, such as influenza, are greater at a low humidity, and optimum RH helps keep the body’s natural defence mechanism moist and reduces the amount of time particles remain airborne. Maintaining an optimum humidity therefore helps fight against infections in the office and reduces absenteeism.

The recommended level of humidity for human health is between 40-60%RH. To maintain this level large offices will employ industrial humidification systems within the central air conditioning system. However, in-room humidifier systems are available that can introduce moisture directly and discretely to a room’s atmosphere.

If you would like to discuss your own requirements or arrange a call back, please complete the form below:

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Adiabatic Cooling

Adiabatic cooling is achieved by using the same technology as an adiabatic humidifier but is controlled in a different way. When fine water droplets are formed by a spray humidifier or evaporation occurs off an evaporative matrix, then the heat energy required to change the water’s state from a liquid (water) to a gas (humid air) is considerable. This energy is not contained within the temperature of the water (unlike boiling water to create steam) so the heat energy is taken from the surrounding air which consequently cools the air.

100 kg/hr of evaporated water will result in 69kw of cooling within the air.

Applications such as data centres, offices, car and print plants plus timber machining areas all benefit from free cooling.

If you would like to discuss your own requirements or arrange a call back, please complete the form below:

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Electronics / Microprocessor Manufacturing

In all electronics manufacturing facilities, reducing the risk of electrostatic discharges (ESD) is essential to avoid damage to sensitive components and to production equipment – not to mention the personnel working in the production facility.

The normal range for humidity in an electronics manufacturing environment is between 30% RH and 70% RH.  Some facilities try to maintain a constant moderate RH (~50%), while others may want a lower % RH due to humidity-sensitive parts.

Thus, the ideal humidity level varies depending on the ambient environment and is usually determined by the specifications of the devices and components being assembled.

 

Electrostatic discharges typically occur when air humidity drops below a certain critical value. Controlling air humidity will successfully minimize the risk of ESD, protecting both equipment and personnel and ultimately increasing productivity and preserving a consistent quality of the output. Optimal control of relative humidity is best achieved by installing an adiabatic air humidifying system, which not only ensures that static charges are kept at a minimum, but also has the additional benefit of free cooling to reduce excess heat generated locally by production processes.

In most cases, electronics producers must be able to document that their production takes place under strict control of indoor climate – and this is where humidity control plays a key role.

 

Key Benefits:

  • Documentation of compliance with regulations concerning production environment
  • Reduce risk of ESD, protecting personnel and products
  • Adiabatic cooling

If you would like to discuss your own requirements or arrange a call back, please complete the form below:

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Oil Platforms

Oil platforms are commonly located in harsh environments so the personnel within the living quarters require excellent air quality. Low humidity caused by air conditioning and dry working environments can cause numerous medical conditions so a constant 50% RH is essential in this application.

Static – it goes without saying – is also unwanted on an oil rig and can be eliminated by maintaining an adequate level of moisture within the air.

If you would like to discuss your own requirements or arrange a call back, please complete the form below:

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Printing & Packaging

Dry air in the printing industry can cause paper curl, web breaks and static build up; issues that are ever more regular in the winter months. When spooling the paper, printing presses may generate electrostatic charges, this can then mean that the pages become hard to separate.

The optimum humidity for printing and paper storage conditions should be between 50-60% RH.

By using humidity control to stabilise the conditions, dimensional stability of paper and other hygroscopic materials in the print room is improved and therefore machine breaks and downtime is significantly reduced.  Machinery will also be able to work at higher speeds.

Not to be forgotten is the positive effect of appropriate and stable humidity levels on the health and wellbeing of employees – thereby reducing sickness and absenteeism.  All of these clearly have a significant effect on productivity.

Every print or press room is different: size, height of ceilings, number of windows, ventilation, amount of machinery and people, and – of course- budget. All these factors will influence the levels of relative humidity and therefore a system needs to be designed to suit each specific building.  At Humidity Solutions, we listen to our customers’ requirements, carefully assess the conditions, and choose from a range of equipment to design the ideal solution for each project.

For further detailed information, we have produced our own guide – Humidity and Temperature Control for Print.

Please fill in the form below to download your own personal copy.

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Hospitals and Operating Theatres

There is growing awareness of the relationship between relative humidity (RH) and pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. This has important implications for the role of RH management in infection control – especially in healthcare and pharmaceutical facilities.

Viruses such as influenza and norovirus (the ‘vomiting bug’) survive longer at an RH of 20-30%, whilst a mid-range RH between 40% and 70% will minimise their survival rate. Also, tests indicate the infectivity of the influenza virus is increased by both low and very high RH, with minimum infectivity at 50% RH.

RH has been shown to have a similar effect on airborne bacteria, with a high mortality rate of airborne pneumococci, streptococci & staphylococci at intermediate RH levels.

When RH is persistently below 40% it causes moist tissues in the nose, throat and lungs to dry out, leaving the body susceptible to infections. Therefore, maintaining mid-range RH not only reduces survival rates of viruses and bacteria, it also supports the body’s infection resistance.

In an operating theatre, dry air will increase the rate of evaporation from tissues, thereby exacerbating problems of dehydration.  Low humidity can also result in static and the risk of ignition of medical gases and reliability of electronic medical equipment.

An RH range of 40-70% is considered acceptable for most workplaces and will also be suitable for most healthcare facilities – though it’s important to check specific regulations relating to particular areas in hospitals and other facilities.

 

If you would like to discuss your own requirements or arrange a call back, please complete the form below:

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Textile Processing

Dry air can result in textile fibres becoming fragile and breaking as they are run through the looms. This can result in downtime and slower productions due to the stoppages. If the humidity in the area is correctly controlled this can mean that the issue of the micro-dust and “flocks” that get caught in the looms are eliminated.

The right level of humidity minimises lower regain being caused by dry air, it can also prevent the yarns being influenced by low moisture content making them weaker and brittle which results in more friction making the yarns prone to static electrification. By preventing low humidity occurrences static problems are reduced, making machines speeds quicker and the materials become more manageable.

Spray humidifiers are the humidity solution as they reduced high factory temperatures due to their abundant cooling effect. Adiabatic humidification is a perfect solution as these humidifiers remove some of the heat generated by the looms, from the air. Low humidity causes the fabric to shrink, where as maintained humidity results in the fabric being more reliable to cut and to fit. This is extremely important for example in the carpet industry when maintaining dimensions are important.

Humidity control is essential during storage and processing in the factory. Materials that benefit from being stored in a humidity controlled environment are finished products such as window and door frames as well as the wooden boards. This is because wood is a hygroscopic material and stabilisation of the ambient conditions allows wood to maintain the same dimensions throughout the production process. If the ambient conditions were not maintained the wood could expand or shrink, which could lead to cracks and deformations, wasting the material.

If you would like to discuss your own requirements or arrange a call back, please complete the form below:

What our textile processing customers say about us...

SH - Uniroyal

SH - Uniroyal

“We are very pleased with the quality of the system and support we received from Humidity Solutions. It has had a significant impact on our production processes with curing time reduced from three days to just 24 hours.”

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Food and Agriculture

Food stuffs such as cheese and malt barley both require humidification to assist with the maturing process. High humidity levels are required to ensure wanted mould growth.

Mushroom and maggot farms are in the more unusual sector of farming but important none the less and both require high humidity levels to encourage growth.

Tree storage relies on low temperature and high humidity to put them into a state of dormancy until they are required

These are just some of the examples of where humidity control is essential to the farming and food production sector.

If you would like to discuss your own requirements or arrange a call back, please complete the form below:

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Leisure and Wellness Centres

Humidification of leisure and wellness centres is important as it ensures that the user of the centre can breathe properly, without problems such as dryness in the upper airways. Correct humidification can reduce the feeling of being cold and therefore allows the temperature of the rooms to be kept lower, in turn saving on energy bills and limiting heat that is lost. Another benefit of the correct humidity solution is that there would be a reduction in the amount of dust suspended in the air.

As well as leisure and wellness centres, humidification solutions can be found in Turkish baths. These work on the principle of dry heat mixed with cold plunges. There is a graded series of heated rooms that cleanse, relax and boost circulation. These rooms would be supplied with steam from a humidity solutions unit which would benefit the visitor of the centre by opening and cleansing their pores, and also cleansing their respiratory system.

If you would like to discuss your own requirements or arrange a call back, please complete the form below:

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Cold Rooms

Humidity is kept at a very high level of between 90 – 95% RH, dependant on the product, to ensure that the product does not suffer from weight loss or deterioration in appearance. Fruit, vegetable and meats all benefit from correct storage which ensures that product sold by weight is kept at is a high level. Abattoirs are a prime example of preventing weight loss in a product sold by the kilogram. Humidity control also makes up for the moisture lost over low temperature cooling coils known as condensate.

If you would like to discuss your own requirements or arrange a call back, please complete the form below:

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Libraries, Museums and Galleries

Some of the most prestigious museums and libraries in the UK are served by Humidifiers supplied to systems designed by Humidity Solutions.

Artefacts require a stable environment to ensure that the fibres within the hygroscopic materials (wood, paper, leather) do not expand and contract with changes in temperature and humidity which is the process which causes the deterioration of valuable items.

Glues, mould growth, warping and fading are all unwanted results of poor climatic control. Humidity levels are ideally kept at a stable condition between the values of 45 – 65% RH.

In the UK, most humidity problems relate to low RH, so that humidification is the most common requirement.  However, there may be situations requiring dehumidification – perhaps even both at different times of the year.  In all such cases, systems designed to provide the required level  of control for the specific project are essential.

Humidity Solutions is proud to be a Specialist Supplier to the Museums and Heritage Advisor and we are an Event Partner for the M+H Autumn Series of webinars, podcasts and online talks.

If you would like to discuss your own requirements or arrange a call back, please complete the form below:

What our library, museum and gallery customers say about us...

MD - Oxford University

MD - Oxford University

We have always been impressed by the application knowledge of Humidity Solutions staff, which enables them to create exactly the right environment for each situation.  The installation process and ongoing maintenance and service of the equipment is also dealt with professionally, and I would highly recommend this company.

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Pharmaceuticals and Cleanrooms

Humidity control plays a vital role in the production of pharmaceuticals by providing a stable condition in which to research, manufacture and develop. Processes and products are affected directly by moisture levels and can suppress unhelpful electro static charge and dust particles.

Humidifiers which provide very close control (+/- 1% RH) and long service life are essential in these areas so as not to cause inconsistent conditions or results – the use of water treatment is sometimes helpful in providing this stability

Both Cleanrooms and Pharmaceutical applications benefit from the above but where Home Office regulations are also involved they are legally required.

If you would like to discuss your own requirements or arrange a call back, please complete the form below:

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Data Centres and Telecom Rooms

It is very important to operate computer and networking equipment within a fairly narrow temperature range, this ensures reliable operation as well as giving the longest possibe life to the components working within that environment. This is important as even a few degrees too hot can blow a server chip. This could lead to a considerable cost to repair or refurbish the server, as well as the amount of money lost in the time that the server would be offline.

If the data centre or telecom room is operating under poor humidification control this could result in a potential accumulation of static electricity, which if discharged could damage the electronic components in the equipment.

The limit value for avoiding the risk of static electrical discharges is 35%. This limit value can occur as there is heat generated by the equipment as well as the inadequate recirculation of air.

Humidity Solutions can supply and install the best humidification solutions for the data centres and telecom room applications which can mean that the equipment lives up to its life expectancy and cost effectiveness.

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