Misting systems are useful for a wide variety of applications in industrial, agricultural and commercial situations. They are also an effective method of providing outdoor cooling for domestic use in places such as pergolas, verandas and in the greenhouse. In order to maintain a comfortable dining experience restaurants also make use of them for their patrons who choose to dine outdoors.
A misting system is a simple concept that is extremely effective. Water is sprayed from a fairly standard connection of pipes that have been hooked up to a water source. The keys to the effectiveness of the system are the misting nozzles that control the rate at which the water comes out, the size of the droplets produced and the direction in which they are sent.
By reducing the hole in the misting nozzles to only a few microns wide the water is expelled in an extremely fine mist. The water droplets are so small that they experience a phenomenon known as flash evaporation as they hit the air. This means that although they cool the surrounding air temperature you won’t feel as though you are getting wet from it.
This means that if you are sitting down enjoying the cooled air from the misting system you won’t stand up with drenched clothes from the water droplets that have been sprayed over you. The cool dryness also means that the system is extremely effective for cooling in other circumstances where increased moisture might be a problem.
In industrial situations machinery can become overheated during operation. A well-directed misting system can be used to control the temperature with the added bonus that the workplace itself will be cooled in the process. Misting systems are also an effective tool in dust suppression on sites where the operations produce large amounts of choking dust. Keeping it under control is a priority to ensure a healthy work site and it is with a misting system that the job can be performed at little cost to the organization.
The technology is not new, but it is significantly underutilized. However there appears to be more companies waking up to the fact that this low cost air conditioning process can provide great value to the business.