Humidification: Ensuring Operation

Wasner, Lynne; Nelson, Bob
November 2005
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Nov2005, Vol. 77 Issue 11, p58
Focuses on the approaches that should be taken to successfully operate a steam-humidification system. Factors that need to be considered in designing and operating a humidification system; Main control diagnostic issues that signal the incompatibility and improper placement of components; Strategy that can be used to avoid having condensate exit through steam orifices.


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