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Condensor Coil Cooling: Increase Cooling Power

Refrigerator Condensor Equipment on Roof
Mike Lemche, President of MicroCool, writes in Process Cooling magazine about the ability of evaporative fog to increase the cooling power of condensor coil cooling systems. This is especially relevant for aging equipment, high output systems like data centers, continuous use systems like cold stores. Spring is a great time for businesses and those…

Customer Story: MicroCool Fog System at a Propagation Greenhouse

Read about the inspiration behind installing a MicroCool fog humidification system at a propagation greenhouse as told by Roger McGaughey, Pioneer Gardens. Keeping the environment just right in terms of temperature and moisture for cuttings is crucial. Not only does the humidity level need to be consistent, but the cuttings and soil or medium…

Influence of Environment—Wine Evaporation From Barrels

Wine Barrel Storage
  Sterling Vineyards stores barrels of wine in both an air-conditioned, unheated, unhumidified building (chai) and a cave (capacity: 4,000 barrels), in which there are no mechanical means to affect the environment. An experiment was designed to quantify differences in topping wine volume and costs between the chai and the cave. Twenty barrels containing…

Industrial Strength Humidification – 10 Reasons Why

Humidity plays an important role in industrial processes such as printing, textile manufacturing, storage facilities, automotive, and more. These industries rely on a balanced environmental system that maintains an optimal level of humidification. Even in humid climates, humidity levels indoors will vary, which can cause serious problems for the manufacturing process indoors. Adding humidity…

Winter is Coming (And it does year after year)

humidity for avionics repair
How will you handle low humidity this winter season?  Depending where you live, temperatures drop steadily in the fall and especially in the winter. Industrial and commercial operations compensate by turning on the heat and suddenly indoor conditions turn from chilly to warm—but very, very  dry. Now the environment challenge faced is not cold…

What smell? Using high-pressure fog systems for dust and odor control

The industrial workplace is fraught with environmental challenges that impact on quality of product, certainly, but chiefly—and more importantly—workers’ health and safety.  The financial impact is substantial, as industries struggle to ensure the safety of their workforce, meet regulatory demands, and still be profitable. Air quality is chiefly impacted by two environmental factors requiring…

Greenhouse humidification and cooling solutions

Is your greenhouse flourishing?  How can you know if the environmental conditions in your greenhouse are optimized for maximum growth?  What solutions exist for controlling these conditions?  Growers regard these considerations as fundamental to the success of their greenhouse crops. How plants use water Plants use water in four essential ways: through structure, photosynthesis,…

Customer Success: Athens Services Sun Valley/Los Angeles (BHS) Solid Waste

Dust Suppression at Waste Faility
Contributing to a Customer's Reputation With Odor/Dust Suppression  It's nice to see one of our customers receive accolades! Athens Services’ Mixed Materials Recovery Facility received the Silver Award from The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) for excellence in Solid Waste Management practices at their Sun Valley location 20 miles North of Downtown…

Five Crowns: a MicroCool case study

Founded in 1985 and based in California’s heartland, Five Crowns Marketing is a family-based grower, packer, and shipper of fresh fruits and vegetables under their celebrated label, Majesty Brand.  In addition to their own farming operations, Five Crowns also partners with Glori Ann Farms and Bee Sweet Citrus to bring fresh, quality produce to…

Humidification: the static eliminator

Static electricity becomes a problem in many industries when the humidity in the environment drops below roughly 45 percent.  In temperate climates, this drop occurs seasonally, generally in the autumn and winter.  However, in arid climates, this can be a year-round problem. Eliminating the build-up of static electricity in manufacturing environments relies on humidification.…