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.

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