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New Condair RO for Better Humidity Control
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ondair is launching the Condair RO-A reverse osmosis
water filter, specifically designed for use with humidification
systems. The Condair RO-A removes
95% of dissolved solids from a humidifier’s supply water in order to
reduce maintenance, improve energy
consumption and benefit ongoing
running costs.
When operating on regular mains water,
a steam humidifier will frequently need
to drain hot water and replace it with
fresh, in order to dilute mineral levels in
the boiling chamber. This process requires more energy to heat the incoming cold water. It also impacts humidity
control, as when the boiling chamber’s
temperature drops so does the steam
output. By operating a steam humidifier
on reverse osmosis (RO) water from a
Condair RO-A, these drain cycles are
reduced by up to 97%. This in turn
reduces energy and water consumption
of the humidifier and enables a close
humidity control of up to ±1%RH.
With the use of virtually mineral-free RO
water, the lime scale build-up inside a
steam humidifier’s boiling chamber is
minimal, reducing humidifier servicing
requirements. When used with evapora-
tive humidifiers, this reduction in lime
scale formation results in evaporative
pads having a much longer lifetime. The
required frequency of an evaporative
humidifier’s water tank drain cycles is
also reduced, saving water. Operating
spray humidifiers on RO water prevents
dust from precipitating into the atmosphere as the spray evaporates, improving the performance of the system.
The Condair RO-A has been designed
to deliver water at an ideal quality for
humidification systems, whilst minimising waste water from the RO process.
Many standard RO water filters provide
product water at a purity that is much
greater than that required to benefit
humidifiers. The high purity means
more water is sent to drain during the
RO process to achieve a very low mineral content. By typically removing only
around 95% of the minerals, the filtered
RO water effectively provides significant
benefits to humidification systems with
minimal water being sent to drain.
Four models are available in the Condair RO-A range, with maximum outputs
of 40, 100, 200 and 300 litres per hour.
The 40 and 100 litres per hour models
have an integrated water tank and a
single RO membrane. The 200 and 300
litres per hour models have two or three
RO membranes and an external water
tank with up to 100 litre storage.
An independent wall-mounted touch
screen controller provides an intuitive
user interface with comprehensive reporting features. Alternatively the Condair RO-A can be controlled from any
Condair humidifier that incorporates a
Condair touch-screen control panel.
The Condair Group is the world’s leading specialist in humidification and
evaporative cooling, with energy efficient, hygienic and innovative technologies for commercial, industrial and
heritage applications. Condair is represented in the UK by Condair plc, which
offers system design, manufacture,
supply, installation, commissioning,
maintenance and spares. Condair plc is
the new name for JS Humidifiers following the organisation’s rebranding in October 2014. You can find out more by
visiting the company’s website at
www.condair.co.uk.
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