Misting is a phenomenon caused by tiny droplets of water that are suspended and vaporized in the atmosphere. It is usually seen when hot and humid air is suddenly cooled, for example in the exhaled air in winter.
The misting phenomenon can be created artificially, with high pressure pumps, high pressure piping and spray nozzles.
- Cooling of indoor and outdoor spaces.
- Full control of the humidity level.
- Disinfection, deodorization & scenting of spaces.
- Protection against insects & bacterial removal.
- Dust suppression.
Misting Systems: Applications and Benefits
Misting is used in many areas, mainly for space cooling, especially in cases where conventional air conditioning is not enough.
Such cases are the cooling of outdoor areas in catering places, industrial applications, the agricultural sector etc.
Misting in the industrial sector is suitable for the suppression of dust and bacteria floating in the factory atmosphere, as well as for the deodorization of unpleasant smells in waste management facilities, etc.
Apart from the catering and the industrial sector, the use of misting systems is also considered necessary in the food and livestock sector and also in places where the humidity level must be set as desired such as wine cellars, greenhouses etc.
The applications and benefits of the misting systems in each sector in detail are:
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Catering places during the summer months, experience a serious problem in the outdoor spaces because of the heat.
Visitors stay for a short time or do not sit at all, resulting in a noticeable reduction in profit.
Misting systems achieve a drop of up to 10 degrees Celsius.
The result is the stay of the visitors in these places due to the pleasant feeling of coolness that leads to an increase in the daily profit.
Installing misting systems in mass catering places is a proven investment with immediate capital amortization.
During the summer months, many outdoor areas of the home remain unused due to the high temperatures.
The installation of conventional air conditioners is not appropriate in these areas, mainly because of their high energy consumption and their inefficient operation in the open air.
The flexible misting systems come to solve the problem of heat and offer plenty of advantages.
In many workplaces, high temperature is the cause of both labor and machinery decline.
Additionally, the floating small particles which are produced by the industriall processing of the materials are a serious problem for the staff’s health and the operation of the machines.
Specialized misting systems can provide a definitive solution to these important industrial problems by using special high pressure pumps that convert water to a cloud, in order to reduce dust in the area.
The advanced automatic adiabatic cooling systems of ANDRIANOS are the optimal solution to effectively reduce the temperature of incoming air in the condensers of the outdoor refrigeration units and in general of the HVAC units.
The effect of heat from the continuous global rise in temperature on refrigeration machines:
Air conditioning systems during the hot summer months, perform much less due to the high temperatures prevailing in the outdoor refrigeration units. The air entering the condensers has a very high temperature, with the result that the cooling capacity decreases by average 14-15% and the energy consumption increases by average 31%.
In wine cellars with insufficient moisture, the level of wine in barrels can be significantly reduced due to their dehydration, resulting in significant loss in profit and lower quality of the final product.
With specialized misting systems, we can reach moisture levels up to 90%, reduce evaporation of wine and keep quality at the highest desired levels! By converting water into a cloud, at the same time energy is absorbed from the atmosphere and in this way we achieve a significant drop in temperature, consuming significantly less electricity and keeping the humidity at the desired level with high precision.
Specialized misting systems are best-suited to preserve the desired climate within greenhouses regardless of their size.
They are used to achieve the desired humidity regardless of outdoor climatic conditions and help to control effectively the desired temperature, with advanced technology for indoor moisture and temperature metering and controlling.
During summer months, rapid evaporation of the water by the misting systems will cool the greenhouse and maintain the correct humidity level, in order not to dehydrate the crops due to the heat.
Modern food shops emphasize to the appearance of their fresh products.
The problem with these susceptible products, is that after harvesting due to lack of moisture they are dehydrated, so they lose weight and their appearance is not the appropriate for the consumer’s eye.
Dehydration rates per category, range from 15 to 60% in the fruit and vegetable sector, 15% in the fish sector and 15% in the meat sector.
It has been proven that the consumer chooses a shop by the appearance of the products available, their freshness and price.
In many workplaces, production and processing of various materials, components, etc., as well as in warehouses for vulnerable agricultural products such as potatoes, fruits, vegetables, fruits, etc., it is considered necessary to achieve constant Humidity depending on the products and the respective application.
With the specialized misting systems we can reach humidity levels up to 98% and keep the quality of the products at the maximum desired levels! By converting water into a cloud at the same time energy is absorbed from the atmosphere and in this way we achieve a significant drop in temperature, consuming significantly less electricity and maintaining humidity at the desired level with high accuracy.
For the desired levels of humidity and temperature the mist spray is controlled by special electronic humidifiers and thermostats of advanced technology, which through plc computer units, regulate the humidity and the temperature of the room in the desired percentages, all seasons 24 hours a day , regardless of the external environmental conditions!
With the constant humidity systems in their fields of application, we also create an ideal climate for employees and visitors.
Misting systems also provide significant benefits in the livestock sector, such as poultry farms, horse farms, horse riding clubs, horse racing tracks, pig and cow farms etc.
Generally during the hot summer months the growth and yield of animals is significantly reduced, due to excessive heat in the breeding and growing areas. The animals get stressed and are not in the mood for food and reproduction and also horses can’t perform as expected in races and riding shows.
The innovative insect protective system is here to solve the big problem of summer months in houses, hotels and restaurants’ gardens.
It is a special wall-mounted high-pressure (50 bar) misting pump, made of anodized aluminum and stainless steel and a misting line (up to 200m and up to 65 nozzles) to be installed along the perimeter of your garden, with flexible extensions for the nozzles and dosing pump for spraying the plants with the natural repellent.
Misting systems are a very good and smart way to show something special at an event, in an amusement park, at an outdoor recreation event, such as swimming pools, artificial lakes etc.
Combined with light and sound even in the evening, the spectacle of misting systems is astonishing and attracts visitors.
Especially children are attracted to the magic of water fog, but also adults who are looking for a cool oasis on hot days will be satisfied to the fullest extent.
Misting systems can be easily installed in existing structures and artificial rock formations of concrete, pergolas, perimeter walls or railings, decorative rocks, at the perimeter of swimming pools, etc.
The main equipment needed to install a misting system consists of:
- High pressure pump
- Decompression valve
- Filters for water purification
- High pressure pipes 100 bar
- Spray nozzles
- High pressure couplings
The above-mentioned parts and components are the bare essentials for a basic misting installation.
Depending on the size and use of an installation, additional equipment may be required, such as metering pumps, electronic humidistats or thermostats.
The main factors of the price changes in the misting systems are the area of coverage and the use for which they are intended. Small spaces require lower flow pressure pumps and a much smaller piping and spray nozzle network, compared to an industrial system that needs to cover hundreds of square meters of space.
The type of the misting system’s application (domestic/industrial) is another factor that changes the cost, as the industrial applications require heavy-duty components and additional safeguards and safety certifications.
For the proper budget plan of a misting system, it is at first necessary to analyze the needs properly and to choose the appropriate equipment. Then the quality installation of the system must be ensured for its efficient and safe operation.
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