Industrial water and humidification systems
For many businesses, but particularly manufacturers, water quality is essential to the overall success and sustainability of their operations. If your system uses water, it has a water quality requirement. Often, you may require a humidification system.
The water used in your systems affects the quality of the products and services you produce, the lifespan of your equipment, and your compliance with state and federal requirements. It always costs less to install water treatment with your equipment than to do it later.
For example, pretreating your intake water is essential to ensuring proper heating and cooling, complying with water quality standards, and maintaining your processing equipment.
Humidification is becoming more common in a variety of settings, including schools, offices, manufacturing, printing, warehouse/storage, data centers, electronics suppliers, cleanrooms, laboratories and more.
Many of these industries must meet relative humidity levels to comply with The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers air quality specifications.
When it comes to humidification, water quality is an important consideration.
Varying water quality requirements
There are a variety of humidification systems available for different applications. It’s important to know that water quality requirements can vary from system to system. Regardless of what type of humidification system you are using, you will likely need some kind of water treatment.
Cost of low water quality
If your water quality doesn’t meet your system’s requirements, you’ll end up with operational inefficiencies, costly maintenance and repairs, and ultimately, a reduced equipment lifespan. We see this all the time.
For example, our team worked with a small electronic components manufacturer that has five immersion coil humidifiers in their production space. The heating coils were failing every three to four months, requiring ongoing maintenance and costly replacement parts.
We installed one central water purification system and then piped the five humidifier feeds into one central pipe to be supplied with the purified water. None of the coils has failed since this installation.
Equipment warranty considerations
Too often, humidification units are installed without considering their water quality requirements —which can vary by both system type and manufacturer. If the water quality specifications aren’t available in the installation manual, we often call the manufacturer.
Knowing your system’s water quality requirements is critical to maintaining your warranty.
When humidifiers fail prematurely and water quality is not addressed, most manufacturers will not honor the equipment warranty until a proper pre-treatment system is installed.
If you have humidification system needs, contact us. We’ll evaluate your water quality and determine whatever treatment is needed to protect your system. If your existing humidifier system is requiring frequent maintenance or has had heat exchanger failures, give us a call at (603) 641-5767.
We’ll conduct a free on-site water analysis, and work with you to determine the appropriate treatment for your system and budget.