A Condair JetSpray humidification system is maintaining an ideal 40-60%RH (relative humidity) at the Fujifilm Imaging and Innovation Centre in Bedford.
When exposed to dry air, paper loses its internal moisture rapidly, causing its physical shape to change, which can result in problems when it‘s run through a printing press. Electrostatic issues are also greatly increased when air humidity drops below 40%RH.
The JetSpray humidifier consists of a control panel feeding compressed air and water to rows of self-cleaning spray nozzles mounted in the area to be humidified. The compressed air atomises the water as it is released from the nozzle, creating a very fine aerosol that rapidly evaporates. The nozzle design ensures that water can only be introduced when compressed air is flowing, guaranteeing drip-free humidification. The system has a fully modulating output and offers very close humidity control at ±2%RH.
Regular and automatic flush cycles ensure hygienic operation by preventing water from remaining in the system to stagnate. A PureFlo Ag+ silver ion dosing system is also incorporated on the incoming water supply. Silver has powerful antibacterial properties and provides a strong residual effect throughout the water pipe work.
The JetSpray has standard plumbing fittings so is easy to install. It can run on mains, demineralised or softened water and due to a self-clean pin in the nozzle, requires very little maintenance.