Controlling humidity is very important to a variety of industrial and manufacturing applications, including the following:
- Microchip and computer
- Warehousing and cold storage
- Wine and liquor
Controlling humidity levels can affect product production, quality, static buildup, and employee safety. Humidification systems pump water through high-pressure atomizing nozzles resulting in a fine mist that immediately evaporates (called flash evaporation), allowing moisture to be immediately absorbed into the air.
Quality is improved in textile and paper industries by maintaining optimal humidification, plus it reducing airborne lint and particles. In paper production and storage facilities, humidity needs to be closely monitored because the paper products can quickly gain or lose excessive moisture. If the moisture levels get too high or too low, product can be damaged.
In woodworking applications, the humidity must be kept constant to ensure consistency of product. Wood can swell and shrink based on humidity and its ability to absorb and release moisture. During the machining process, moisture content is important to keep a uniform product for each batch. When storing wine and liquor in oak barrels, the humidity is relatively higher so that the amount of evaporation through the oak barrels is minimized.
Many paint processes use water-base paint due to environmental concerns. Although the paint is less toxic, it is very sensitive to humidity changes. Manufacturing locations using large amounts of paint – such as automotive plants - can save millions of dollars a year by maintaining a precise humidification level.
Regardless of the industry or application requiring humidity control, an industrial-grade high performance high-pressure pump is essential. That is why market leaders rely on Cat Pumps to keep their systems running. With field-proven dependability in applications around the globe, Cat Pumps provides the best high-pressure pumps and systems for humidity control applications.