Condair is launching a new condensing gas-fired humidifier – the Condair GS. The unit's condensing system transfers heat from exhaust flue gases into the incoming water supply.
This minimises energy consumption by reducing the need to heat the water tank. This feature also improves humidity control, as the water being introduced to the water tank is pre-heated and therefore doesn’t reduce the internal temperature so greatly or the steam output.
Similar to the technology employed in domestic gas boilers, the introduction of condensing technology in gas-fired humidifiers results in lower temperature flue gases and allows the use of PVC flues. This greatly simplifies and reduces the installation cost of the humidification system, as expensive insulated stainless steels flues are not necessary.
Due to the lower cost of gas as an energy source, gas-fired humidifiers offer substantial savings when compared to more traditional electric steam humidifiers. Replacing an electric system with a gas-fired alternative can return on the investment within one to two years with savings thereafter.
The Condair GS is available in outputs from 21 to 246kg/h from a single unit with the smaller 21 and 41kg/h models being very compact wall-mountable units. This makes them ideal replacements for electric steam humidifiers, as these are typically wall-mounted and of a similar output.
The latest touchscreen technology is incorporated into the Condair GS’ control panel, offering intuitive control over operation and extensive reporting options. All operating parameters can be seen at a glance with on-screen features offering the user further information on system diagnostics and detailed trouble-shooting suggestions. A USB connection allows performance data to be downloaded into Excel for advanced analysis as well as allowing software updates to be easily carried out. BMS connectivity is included as standard using Modbus, BACnet IP and BACnet MSTP (slave) with options for LonWorks and BTL certified BACnet.
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