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JS Humidifiers has manufactured and supplied 52 HumEvap MC3 evaporative humidifiers to Facebook for its newly built data centre in Luleå, Sweden. The humidifiers provide moisture to the incoming cold, dry Nordic air that the data centre uses to condition the atmosphere inside its data halls.
Peter Liddle, associate at Cundall, the consulting M&E engineers for the project, explains, “Facebook Luleå is employing a direct air cooling strategy within their data halls, which uses the cold outside... Read more
JS Humidifiers has supplied and installed four HumEvap MC3 evaporative humidifiers to Jaguar Land Rover for use in its exhaust emissions testing facility at the company’s Product Compliance Centre in Solihull. The HumEvaps provide humidification to two rolling-road test cells to ensure compliance with international environmental parameters.
Jaguar Land Rover performs a multitude of quality control tests on every vehicle prior to its despatch to the customer. The exhaust emission testing... Read more
JS Humidifiers is launching the Condair HP, a new in-duct high pressure spray humidifier. It can deliver up to 1,300kg/hr of humidification and a potential 884kW of evaporative cooling from just 2.2kW/h of electricity.
A high pressure pump provides water at around 70bar to a series of spray nozzles located on a stainless steel manifold inside an air handling unit. The nozzles release the water as a very fine mist that is quickly absorbed into the airstream. Any water that isn’t fully evaporated... Read more
The JetSpray humidifier from JS Humidifiers is helping refrigeration equipment specialists ICS Cool Energy increase profits at a leading worldwide brand of canned fish by $1 million per year. By maintaining a high humidity around the fish after steaming, evaporative weight loss from the cooked fish has been reduced from approximately 5% to 0.67%. The humidification system is preventing up to 8.5 tonnes of product from simply evaporating each day between cooking and canning.
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JS Humidifiers has recently supplied a Condair CP3 steam humidifier to humidify the school hall organ at Christ’s Hospital School near Horsham, ensuring it resonates correctly and remains in tune whatever the weather.
The organ in Christ’s Hospital’s ‘Big School’ is of huge historical importance and great artistic merit. It has its roots in an organ built in 1830 by Elliot & Hill and around 25% of the current pipes date from the original instrument. It was substantially renovated in 1902... Read more
A recent study carried out by the US National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) has shown that the airborne transmission of the influenza virus is significantly reduced by maintaining an atmosphere of 40% relative humidity (RH) and above.
To test the effects of humidity on airborne influenza, aerosols of flu virus were “coughed” into a room’s atmosphere by a mechanical manikin at humidity ranging from 7-73%RH, while the air intake from a breathing manikin in the room was... Read more
A Condair CP3 steam humidifier from JS Humidifiers is protecting the valuable orchestral instruments and wooden décor at Opera North’s Howard Assembly Room in Leeds.
The recent renovation of The Howard Assembly Room included wooden paneling and flooring, plus new triple glazed windows and the installation of an air handling unit. Whilst this greatly enhanced the comfort of the venue’s performers and audiences, the lack of natural ventilation proved a concern to Opera North’s resident 54-piece... Read more
David Marshall-George, UK Sales Manager at JS Humidifiers, takes a look at the options for reducing humidifier operating costs while maintaining humidity control.
The cost of operating a humidification system includes two main elements. The energy required to turn water from a liquid to a gas and the cost of dealing with what’s left behind in the humidifier after this has happened. In order to reduce the operating costs of any humidification system both these elements needs to be examined.
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Tim Scott, Sales Director at JS Humidifiers, examines how humidifiers are used in data centres.
Humidity control in data centre environments has come a long way over the years. From the early computers which used punched cards that needed humidification to maintain the physical properties of the card to magnetic tape data storage that needed a level of humidity to prevent dust and debris adhering to the reels.
As technology has moved on so has the need for data centre humidification.... Read more