Steam Humidification: Reducing Energy Use, Heat Gain, Condensate

Wasner, Lynne; Lundgreen, Jim
April 2007
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Apr2007, Vol. 79 Issue 4, p14
The article discusses technological advances in steam-dispersion-tube insulating materials and steam humidification systems. Two materials used to insulate dispersion tubes including thermal insulating coatings (TIC) and polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) does not significantly obstruct airflow and meets plenum requirements regarding smoke and flame. A TIC is factory-applied to dispersion tubes as a liquid that cures to form a coating.


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