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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.
Let’s... Read more
The Condair range of steam and cold water humidifiers is now available to download in a BIM (Building Information Modelling) format from jshumidifiers.com and the Autodesk website.
The humidifiers, which are distributed in the UK by JS Humidifiers, include the Condair Mk5 resistive steam humidifier, the Condair CP3 electrode boiler humidifier and the Condair GS gas-fired humidifier. The 3D Revit files can be dragged and dropped into building plans providing consultants and designers with... Read more
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
David Marshall-George, UK Sales Manager at JS Humidifiers, examines the economy of retrofitting gas-fired humidifiers.
Humidification can be a costly element of an air-handling system to run and maintain. As humidification specialists we are often approached by facilities managers wanting to reduce their humidifier running costs.
Up until recently contractors have typically installed electrode boiler humidifiers when specifications called for humidification. These units are economic... Read more
JS Humidifiers’ HumEvap MC3 evaporative humidifier has been selected by AHS (Air Handling Systems) to provide evaporative cooling in the innovative OptEvent™ air handling unit. The humidifier cools the return air with low energy cold water humidification in this packaged heat recovery system that has been independently verified by BSRIA.
Working on behalf of a leading and progressive London children’s hospital, AHS was tasked to develop a packaged liquid-coupled heat recovery system to meet... Read more
JS Humidifiers has supplied two gas-fired humidifiers capable of delivering up to 480kg of steam per hour to British American Tobacco’s R&D facility in Southampton. Seeking an energy efficient alternative to their existing 10 year old live steam humidification system, the Condair GS gas-fired humidifier proved the perfect replacement as it provides high capacity steam generation with low operating costs, offering 65% cheaper steam than electric humidifiers.
Two Condair GS humidifiers were... Read more
JS Humidifiers is launching the Draabe NanoFog Evolution, a low energy in-room spray humidifier. This compact, attractive and quiet humidifier is the first real alternative to in-room steam humidifiers for direct air humidification in office-type environments. However, with energy consumption 97% lower than in-room steam humidifiers the NanoFog Evolution is a much more cost effective solution.
The humidifier has a series of wall or ceiling mounted spray nozzles that are similar in size and... Read more