When to Use a Clean Steam Generator for Humidification

August 12, 2015  |  Eric Erpenbeck, Mechanical Engineering Manager

Steam generation often requires chemical injection into the steam distribution piping in order to neutralize the mild acids that occur from condensing steam.    When the steam system serves humidification loads for space air quality, Owners are forced to decide whether to directly inject steam into the air stream or isolate the chemical with a clean steam generator. Understanding Your System With the improvement of water treatment processes such as reverse osmosis units and FDA approved | Read More

Codes, Comfort, and Care: Strategies for Operating Room Climate Control

May 27, 2014  |  Steve Grosjean, Controls Engineer

Like so many issues in healthcare infrastructure design, requirements for operating room humidity have undergone significant changes. This state of change can create confusion around questions of compliance with codes, as well as how to deliver an environment that is best-suited to the needs of patients and caregivers. Changing requirements In the past, the guideline minimum for operating room humidity was 35% Relative Humidity (RH). Recent changes in ASHRAE 170 – Ventilation of Healthcare Facilities | Read More