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An AHU solution (Air Handling Unit) is a duct-based air humidifying system integrated in a ventilation system, adding vaporized water in the form of mist to the airflow.
Air humidity control in museums and theatres
Maintaining a constant and balanced humidity level is a must to preserve valuable art and provide optimal conditions for performers and musicians. Here’s how:
Air humidity control in printing
By controlling air humidity in your printing facility, you improve product quality and avoid downtime, damaged products, desiccation and static electricity. Here's how.
Air humidity in paint shops
Paints and lacquers rely on consistently correct levels of air humidity. If the humidity levels are correct and consistent, it’s easier to get a perfect result and a high productivity. Here’s how:
Airtec® ensures energy and water savings
A UK company in the malting industry was able to save extensive amounts of energy and water with high-pressure air humidification system from Airtec®.
Airtec® system reduced production costs for UPM Plywood Mill
A humidity solution from Airtec® improved productivity and reduced production costs at a plywood mill in Jyväskylä, Finland. Additionally, adding the humidification system from Airtec® lowered the dust level and improved the working environment.
Airtec® system reduced the ‘angel’s share’ for Teerenpeli Whisky Distillery
A humidity solution from Airtec® was able to reduce the ‘angel's share,’ or evaporation, for the biggest distillery in Finland. This made it possible to limit the loss of whisky volume during the maturing process.
Atomizers and Nozzles
To ensure a fully integrated air humidification solution the choice of nozzle and atomizer is essential. Airtec® atomizers and nozzles are branded under the names of HydroJet™, HydroTrio™ and HydroOne™.
Breitsamer® improved their productivity with Airtec®
One of the biggest recycling companies in Munich, Germany improved the working environment and the productivity by installing an air humidification system from Airtec®.
Capacity and Design
We design all our air humidifying systems on standard modular components combined with 30+ years of experience within a wide variety of industries and applications.
College of craft and design in Ikaalinen, Finland
Protecting the delicate characteristics of the wood for musical instruments by controlling the ambient humidity as well as reducing dust lead to productive benefits and improved work environment at the department for guitar making.
Desiccation: How to avoid loss of product weight and quality
In low air humidity, hygroscopic products will undergo shrinkage, drying-out or spoiling, leading to loss of product quality, mechanical properties, shorter shelf life and reduction in sales weight. Read more here.
Ensuring consistent wood production
Wood is a highly hygroscopic material, so in order to ensure a consistent wood product, it is vital to control the temperature and the air humidity. Here's how
ESD reduction in electronics manufacturing
In electronics manufacturing, reducing the risk of electrostatic discharges (ESD) is essential to avoid damage to components and production equipment – not to mention personnel. Here’s how:
Evaporative cooling: Energy-efficient removal of excess heat
It is a fact of nature that a phase shift burns energy – for instance, when water in liquid form turns to vapor, the energy required will cause the ambient temperature to drop.
How consistent food production is linked to air humidity
Air humidifiers are essential in maintaining consistent quality and quantity of food and wine products, avoiding desiccation and loss of product weight and quality. Here's how:
How to prevent airborne dust by increasing air humidity
Airborne dust is a by-product of most industrial processes and can constitute a threat to equipment and people. But airborne dust can be mitigated by control of relative air humidity. Here’s how.
Humidity control in plastics production
In plastics and composites industries, correct air humidity keeps static electricity and dust in check, reducing the risk of downtime and ensuring a consistent production flow. Here’s how:
Improved productivity in packaging industry
By controlling air humidity, you ensure a consistent packaging product, fewer production stops, and you avoid damaged products and static electricity. Here's how
Indoor climate depends on the right air humidity
Avoiding dry air in offices and commercial buildings is the direct way to better wellbeing, protection of assets and a higher productivity. Here’s how:
In-room systems are typically used in production facilities such as printing houses, electronics manufacturing or other production areas with heat-producing machinery.
The IX/HX or psychrometric diagram (the Mollier diagram) is one of the most useful tools when designing an air humidifying system. See how to use it correctly here.
Legionella Risk Assessment
Bacteria, including Legionella, are naturally occurring in water. Due to the seriousness related to Legionella, relevant precautions must be implemented to safely handle the risk of infections.
At Airtec®, we have designed our own Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system for air humidifying system with networked data communications and graphical user interfaces.
Want to know how an air humidifying system might help to minimize downtime and give you our recommendations? Let us assess your facility for free.
All Airtec® high-pressure air humidifying systems are designed with five key factors in mind: Longevity, energy efficiency, hygienic design, operational stability and modular flexibility.
The hazards of electrostatic discharges
Low relative air humidity increases the risk of static electricity causing damage to equipment and discomfort to people. Air humidity control is the key – here’s how.
Virus and air humidity #01
This is the first article in a series of 3 about the impact of air humidity on virus spread. Our intention is to present some of the scientific research that deals with the relation between the two.
Virus is more contagious in dry air. This is why:
Studies have shown that an elevated indoor air humidity can hinder or stop the spread of contagion due to virus. In fact, a relative air humidity of 40% or more can almost eliminate the infectivity of several types of virus – making indoor humidity control a r...