Keeping Timber Humid for Simpson Strong-Tie

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Published: 05 January 2016


Humidity Solutions solution for Simpson Strong-Tie
The Simpson Strong-Tie testing chamber
Humidity Solutions, the Surrey-based humidification experts, are help Simpson Strong-Tie keep their timber for testing in good condition with an innovative solution. 
​Simpson Strong-Tie makes connections systems used in the construction, repair, DIY and maintenance sectors. To test their products on timber, the company stores timber in conditioning chambers before using tests take place. Simpson's ISO 17025 accredited laboratory enables them to collect high quality, traceable data for their research. The humidification system's specification has stringent tolerances to ensure they stay in line with United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) standards.  

Humidity Solutions design included two Neptronic SKE resistive humidifiers, which have a high tolerance of mineral build-up without affecting output or control.

As Steve Gill, Simpson's laboratory manager said:
​“The advice and service we received from Humidity Solutions were excellent, and we are very pleased with the new system.”
​Humidity for the conditioning chambers comes from the Neptronic SKE humidifiers via steam distribution units. Sensor controlled, the humidifiers are connected to internal controllers which provide 'modulating output. This means the control is accurate. 

Humidity Solutions designed, supplied and project managed the installation and commissioning.