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.
The misting systems are used in many cases such as:
- 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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Misting Systems Parts & Accessories
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.
Misting System’s Cost – Prices of Misting Systems
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.