Condair Launches New Evaporative Humidifier
Introducing the MC Series
Humidity control specialist, Condair, is launching the MC Series, a new in-duct evaporative humidifier and cooler. A single unit is capable of supplying up to 793 lbs/hr (360kg/h) of humidity and around 245kW of adiabatic cooling to an air handling unit (AHU) from less than 0.15kW of electrical energy.
The Condair MC consists of an evaporative module and hydraulic unit, which sits inside the AHU, and a control panel located outside. The evaporative module is a wall of corrugated glass fiber media cassettes, with stainless steel frames, through which the air flows. The hydraulic unit pumps water to the top of the evaporative module to wet the glass fiber media and humidify the air flowing through them.
Karly Treleaven, Technical Product Manager at Condair commented, “We are delighted to be adding the Condair MC Series to our evaporative humidifier range. With every pound of humidity provided by an evaporative humidifier around 0.31kW of adiabatic cooling is also achieved. This sustainable cooling technology presents great potential to reduce the carbon footprint of our built environment. We are seeing more and more air handling unit manufacturers and M&E consultants incorporating direct and indirect evaporative cooling strategies into their AHU designs. The new Condair MC incorporates many innovative hygiene, installation, and operational features, making it an ideal solution for evaporative cooling or adiabatic humidification.”
Evaporative humidifiers can provide humidification during the winter to raise an indoor humidity level, as well as offer adiabatic cooling during the summer to economically cool an internal environment. The main advantage over other in-duct spray humidifiers is that evaporative units can operate on mains water, without the need for a filtered RO water supply. This greatly improves the water efficiency of the system. The benefit over in-duct electrical steam humidifiers is a reduction in energy cost. The energy required to evaporate the water can be taken from the airstream if excess heat is available, or from cheaper gas-fired pre-heating.
The Condair MC Series incorporates robust glass-fiber evaporative media, which has a long operational lifetime and is impregnated with antimicrobial additives for hygienic operation. The evaporative media has been independently tested and found to be non-particle releasing, and Euro Class A2-S2-D0 (UL 900) flammability rated.