Condair is launching a new condensing gas-fired humidifier which its says offers improved humidity control, cheaper installation and reduced energy costs.
The Condair GS condensing system transfers heat from exhaust flue gases into the incoming water supply, minimising energy consumption by reducing the need to heat the water tank. This feature also improves humidity control, as the water being introduced to the water tank is pre-heated and therefore doesn’t reduce the internal temperature so greatly or the steam output.
Similar to the technology employed in domestic gas boilers, the introduction of condensing technology in gas-fired humidifiers results in lower temperature flue gases and allows the use of PVC flues. This simplifies and reduces the installation cost of the system, as insulated stainless steels flues are not necessary.
Due to the lower cost of gas as an energy source, gas-fired humidifiers can offer substantial savings when compared to more traditional electric steam humidifiers. Condair says that replacing an electric system with a gas-fired alternative can return on the investment within one to two years with savings thereafter.
The Condair GS is available in outputs from 21 to 246kg/h from a single unit with the smaller 21 and 41kg/h models being very compact wall-mountable units. This makes them ideal replacements for electric steam humidifiers, as these are typically wall-mounted and of a similar output.