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Last April, JS Humidifiers joined the World’s largest network of humidifier manufacturers and became a Member of the Walter Meier Group.
This association gave JS access to many additional product ranges including Condair steam and cold water humidifiers, Draabe high pressure spray humidifiers and the ML System range of humidification equipment.
Walter Meier is a Swiss-based company which employs over 1,700 people Worldwide, is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a turnover in... Read more
JS Humidifiers is celebrating 30 years in business having started solving dry air problems for printers back in 1982. From manufacturing and selling the JetSpray humidifier to an individual industry, JS now distributes the UK’s widest range of humidification equipment to over 50 industries in more than 80 countries Worldwide.
Rik Prowen, Operations Director at JS, comments “Taking JS from a one-product, one-industry business to the UK’s leader in humidification, with exports all over the... Read more
JS Humidifiers is launching the Condair CP3 electrode boiler humidifier. The unit is a very economic yet reliable steam humidifier that is easy to install, use and service. This makes it ideal for a wide range of applications such as offices, call centres, hospitals and production facilities.
The humidifier can operate on standard drinking water and provides between 5-90kg of steam per hour to a duct or directly to a room.
To celebrate this product launch, JS is offering a 40% trade-in... Read more
JS Humidifiers has supplied two Condair CP3 electrode boiler steam humidifiers to maintain the humidity of the hops in Timothy Taylor Brewery’s new hops store at Keighley.
Wilsden-based contractor and installer, Airedale Cooling Services Ltd, approached JS Humidifiers as the companies had worked together previously and JS had already supplied two humidifiers for the brewery’s original hop store two years ago.
JS specified the Condair CP3 5kg/hr in-room humidifiers to satisfy the conditions... Read more
Installing humidifiers can be tricky as water supply, drainage, single and three phase power, steam piping, controls and compressed air all might be involved. As humidifier projects don’t come along very often for the average HVAC contractor, building-up enough experience to overcome the common pitfalls can be difficult.
Here’s a list of ten useful tips that should assist with a smooth and successful humidifier installation.
1 – Steam pipes
Installing steam pipes... Read more
JS Humidifiers has recently achieved the prestigious Bronze standard Investors in People award. This puts JS in the top 7% of organisations which gain Investors In People, as it requires the company to go above and beyond the normal procedures for employee development.
Steve Verney, Managing Director at JS Humidifiers, comments, “An important part of JS Humidifiers’ success has always been to support and develop our staff. Having held the Investors In People award for over 15 years we are... Read more
JS Humidifiers has recently competed in the Little Britain Challenge Cup sailing regatta onboard its yacht Juliet Sierra and came 12th in the Cruiser class.
The Little Britain Challenge Cup is the largest annual corporate yachting regatta in Europe and attracted 89 entrants this year exclusively from the construction industry. The three-day event took place in Cowes on the Isle of Wight and helped to raise close to £100,000 for charities such as the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust and the Jubilee... Read more
JS Humidifiers is launching the Condair MK5 resistive steam humidifier, offering close humidity control and maintenance costs that can be up to 65% less than electrode boiler humidifiers.
Unlike electrode boiler humidifiers, which require replaceable boiling cylinders when scale builds-up inside, the Condair MKk5 manages scale so that it’s easy to remove and eliminates the need for expensive disposable boiling cylinders.
Scale that forms on the Condair MK5’s heating elements is detached... Read more
A cold water humidifier evaporating 100kg of water per hour to an atmosphere will provide approximately 70kW of adiabatic cooling and it will do this while running on just 0.5kW of electricity.
Cooling an atmosphere by using the adiabatic effect of evaporating water from a humidifier is far more energy efficient, and therefore cost effective, than using compressor driven mechanical cooling. In fact the running costs can be up to 80% less.
That is not to say evaporative cooling can... Read more
JS Humidifiers is launching the Condair FF2 high pressure spray humidifier, capable of delivering up to 1,080kg/h of moisture to a duct or air handling unit. The Condair FF2 is ideal for AHUs that have multiple humidification and adiabatic cooling elements as a single pump station can feed nozzles grids in up to four different ducts.
Even at maximum output, the low energy humidifier will only consume 3.2kW of power while delivering a potential 745kW of adiabatic cooling.
The Condair... Read more
JS Humidifiers plc, the UK’s leading humidification specialist, has been acquired by the Swiss climate and manufacturing technology group,
Walter Meier, in a move which consolidates Walter Meier’s leading position in the global humidification market.
Following the recent acquisition of its distributor in Denmark, the purchase of JS Humidifiers is a further contribution to Walter Meier’s development strategy of direct involvement in important markets. Comments CEO Silvan G.-R. Meier, “For... Read more
JS Humidifiers is offering a new CPD seminar on Humidification and Psychrometrics to H&V consultants, specifiers and contractors. The seminar covers the reasons for humidification, the psychrometric process, load calculations, the different types of cold water and steam humidifiers and the cost comparisons between them.
It also details the benefits of using low energy cold water humidifiers to provide up to 13oC of evaporative cooling to air handling systems. As well as using humidifiers... Read more
JS Humidifiers is launching the new JetSpray HP, a high pressure spray humidifier. The JetSpray HP is a low energy in-duct humidifier that runs on 135 times less energy than standard electric steam humidifiers and 15 times less energy than compressed air and water spray systems.
As well as providing a low energy humidification solution, the JetSpray HP provides evaporative cooling of up to 12oC. It can be used to cool and humidify supply air as well as being combined with a heat recovery... Read more
JS Humidifiers has supplied a low energy JetSpray humidifier to provide electrostatic control to the award winning Fujitsu data centre in North London. Having employed many energy saving and IT optimisation strategies, Fujitsu North London conserved the energy equivalent of 6,000 homes per year and won Most Sustainable Refurbishment at the Building Services Awards 2008.
One of these energy saving strategies was to use heat recovered from the data halls to evaporate cold water sprays, rather... Read more
A wall-mounted humidifier from JS Humidifiers is supplying a gin and tonic mix to the air breathed in by revellers at a London bar. The Mistifier Plus humidifier is spraying one part Hendrick’s Gin to three parts tonic water into a room decorated like the inside of a cocktail with giant limes, massive straws and a soundtrack by sound artist Douglas Murphy.
The “Alcoholic Architecture” project was created... Read more
JS Humidifiers has become the first humidification company in the UK to become accredited with the Occupational Health and Safety Standard OHSAS 18001. The British Standard covers all elements of health and safety in the organisation and ensures that Safety at Work legislation is fully implemented throughout the company.
Steve Verney, Managing Director at JS comments, “We are very proud to add the new Health & Safety OHSAS 18001 standard to our existing accreditations for ISO9001 Quality... Read more
Micro Matic, the World-leading manufacturer of beer dispensing equipment, has installed an ElectroVap humidifier from JS Humidifiers to test the condensation produced on their beer fonts at different humidities around the globe.
Micro Matic is based in Blackburn, where the company manufactures a range of beer dispensing equipment including fonts, taps, handles and beer coolers. The ElectroVap humidifier... Read more
JS Humidifiers is launching a new wall-mounted spray humidifier ideal for small industrial or agricultural areas. The Mistifier Plus can introduce up to 6.5 litres of water every hour using low energy spinning disk atomising technology.
The Mistifier Plus incorporates many features that make it the most hygienic humidifier of its type. A purge function and siphon drain forces fresh water through the... Read more
JS Humidifiers has gained CIBSE approval of its CPD seminar on Humidification & Psychrometrics. The seminar is available free of charge to H&V consultants and contractors and covers the reasons for humidification, the psychrometric process, load calculations, the different types of adiabatic and isothermal humidifiers and the cost comparisons between them.
The CIBSE accreditation means that the seminar’s content has been independently verified to be unbiased, up-to-date and technically accurate.
The... Read more
JS Humidifiers has appointed Neal Hiscock as Installations & Technical Manager. He has been with the company for over 12 years and was previously Technical Manager for JS.
Neal’s new responsibilities include project managing the nationwide installation of humidifiers, air curtains and evaporative cooling systems from JS’ headquarters in West Sussex.
Click here to find out more about our installation... Read more
Ensuring you specify the correct humidification system largely depends on being able to extract the right information from the end-user on how the system will be employed. However, it’s difficult to build-up enough experience to know the right questions to ask when projects involving humidifiers don’t occur that frequently in a HVAC consultant’s career.
Following this basic guide should stand you in good stead and help you avoid the most common specification errors we come across as the UK’s... Read more
JS Humidifiers is offering facilities managers and building owners a chance to get their humidification systems inspected for Legionella-safe operation, free of charge.
Although outbreaks of Legionnaires’ disease from humidifiers are very rare, there is still a risk where a humidifier may have been poorly installed or maintained, especially on older units which lack the water disinfection features and automated flush cycles found in modern systems.
JS is offering the free inspections... Read more
JS Humidifiers has enhanced its reputation for low energy humidifiers with the launch of the HumEvap MC3 evaporative humidifier. Energy consumption is 150 times lower than electric steam humidifiers with correspondingly massive reductions in CO2 emissions. The new humidifier also incorporates improved control and innovative hygiene features.
The HumEvap MC3 is located inside a duct or AHU and humidifies by passing the air through a wetted fibre matrix. It is suitable for any... Read more
JS Humidifiers is offering facilities managers and building owners a free digital hygrometer so they can test the humidity in their buildings and see whether it is within the recommended levels.
The optimum level of humidity depends on the use of a building but for normal occupation the recommended humidity is generally accepted as being between 40-60%rH (relative humidity). If an environment drops below 40%rH it can cause the occupants to suffer from headaches, sore throats, eye and skin... Read more
Tim Scott, Sales & Marketing Director at JS Humidifiers, gives some tips on how to install humidifiers profitably.
Humidifier installations are like any other HVAC project in as much as it is all too easy to see your profits eroding when unforeseen problems occur. Errors anywhere in the process from product selection to hand-over can, at worst, result in the system having to be taken out and re-installed, damaging overheads, work schedules and relationships with clients.
Typically,... Read more
JS Humidifiers has recently developed its JetSpray compressed air and water humidifier to include many new features, such as a remote user interface, easy commissioning, advanced hygiene technology and an increased capacity from 300 to 600 litres per hour.
The JetSpray humidifier was initially launched by JS over 25 years ago and has been humidifying industries and air handling systems around the world ever since. It comprises of a control panel feeding compressed air and water to rows of... Read more
JS Humidifiers’ service department has become the first humidification engineering company in the UK to be accredited under both the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment scheme (CHAS) and the SAFEcontractor scheme. The schemes set out to assess a company’s health and safety procedures in order to provide an independent audit that enables other organizations to accept a contractor on-site without carrying out extensive health and safety assessments themselves.
Rob Luddington, Customer... Read more
JS Humidifiers is offering printers a free digital hygrometer so they can find out exactly what the humidity is around their printing presses and paper stores. Humidity in these areas should be maintained at above 50% relative humidity (%rH) to avoid paper curl, static build-up, web-breaks and mis-register.
In the colder winter months, internal humidity in printers’ facilities can be as low as 20%rH due to the fact that heating the colder air coming in from outside significantly lowers its... Read more
Humidifiers bring many benefits to production environments, offices and shops, museums and galleries and the home, and are very rarely associated with Legionnaires’ disease. However, poorly designed systems which might be inadequately installed, commissioned or maintained can increase the risk of the disease and, in the UK, particular legislation requires us to be aware of the risk and manage it appropriately.
This article provides information on Legionnaires’ disease and humidifiers, the... Read more
JS Humidifiers has launched online purchasing of electrode boiler and resistive steam humidifier packages. Contractors and building services engineers can now select and buy the humidifiers, with everything they need to supply steam to a duct or room, via JS’ ecommerce website www.airandwatercentre.com and obtain free, next day delivery.
As a promotional launch offer, JS is... Read more
JS Humidifiers has recently supplied and installed a JetSpray humidification system to Pinetum, the UK’s leading pine furniture manufacturer based in Wiltshire. 116 nozzles, which combine compressed air and water to produce a fine atomising spray, are now humidifying the company’s timber store, machine shop and assembly areas, maintaining the humidity at 60% relative humidity.
525 litres of water are pumped into the atmosphere every hour around Pinetum’s production facility, ensuring that... Read more
JS Humidifiers is launching the Armstrong Live Steam humidifier. It is an extremely high specification unit offered at a very competitive price. Features include a high running pressure of up to 4 bar, massive output capacity two to three times competitors’ models, lower installation costs and very quiet, super-dry steam delivery.
Live steam humidifiers are ideal for situations where there is an existing... Read more
Rik Prowen, Operations Director at JS Humidifiers, examines the effects of indoor dry air, the causes and how to eradicate the problem.
Headaches, sore throats, sore eyes, skin irritation and contact lens discomfort are all symptoms of a dry indoor environment. Unfortunately we are not well equipped to notice a dry atmosphere in the same way as we notice being unusually cold or warm. Because of this we commonly fail to associate discomfort or health problems we experience at work and... Read more
Rik Prowen Operations Director at JS Humidifiers takes a looks at the economy of using gas-fired humidification.
Humidifiers can be the most expensive piece of equipment in an air-handling unit, so it is no surprise that contractors and AHU manufacturers often look to install humidifiers with a low capital cost in order to keep within budgets. These are very often electrode boiler humidifiers, which use electricity to boil water and release steam into an AHU, duct or directly into... Read more
The Micro-Environment Control System (MECS) from JS Humidifiers, which supplies air at any temperature or humidity between 15-45oC (±0.1oC) and 30-98%rH (±1%rH), is now available with an on-board computer.
MECS can deliver up to 200 litres of air per second creating precise micro-climates for critical manufacturing or testing processes, like pharmaceutical or medical... Read more
The ElectroVap MC electrode boiler humidifier from JS Humidifiers can now be used in a master/slave system with up to 11 units chained together providing up to a massive 990kg/h of steam to an air handling system.
All 11 units within the chain are fully proportional with the humidifiers providing equal output and taking equal wear, making predicting and managing maintenance much easier.
The ElectroVap... Read more
Tony Fleming has been appointed Technical Director at JS Humidifiers, from his previous position as Design and Manufacturing Manager.
Tony began his career at JS as a student in 1994 whilst studying Mechanical Engineering at Portsmouth University. Tony’s accomplishments at JS include the development of the patented HumiPac, the first ceiling mounted humidifier and the HumEvap MC2, an advanced evaporative humidifier.
In his new position Tony will be responsible for Design and Manufacturing... Read more
David Marshall-George has been appointed UK Sales Manager at JS Humidifiers, from his previous position of five years as the UK Sales Manager at Eaton-Williams’ Vapac.
David has 15 years technical sales experience in the HVAC industry and completed a postgraduate diploma in management at the University of Leicester in 2001.
His new appointment will further develop the JS Humidifiers UK sales team with the implementation of short and long-term strategic plans to build on JS’s success... Read more
JS Humidifiers is giving away free A3 psychrometric desk charts (UK only). The laminated charts will enable building services engineers to write on and wipe off psychrometric calculations, working out humidity loadings over and over again on the same long lasting chart.
The psychrometric chart is used to size humidification systems by plotting required moisture levels against given temperatures. Once these measurements have been plotted the engineer can work out what size humidifier is required... Read more
JS Humidifiers is launching a new, economical mobile evaporative humidifier for areas up to 1,050m3. The HumEvap Mobile can evaporate up to 48 litres of water in 24 hours and can be plumbed-in for convenience or filled manually. At around 50% less capital cost than its nearest competitor, the HumEvap Mobile is a reliable and cost effective solution to in-room humidification.
Unlike in-room steam humidifiers, which boil water, the HumEvap Mobile works on the principal of evaporation resulting... Read more
JS Humidifiers is launching a new type of humidifier service contract at the Maintec ’05 exhibition at the NEC, on stand B24, from 1st to 3rd March. The TotalCare Humidifier Plan provides a flexible schedule of service visits throughout the year as well as regular monitoring by a specialist humidifier engineer. Routine inspections ensure that optimum performance is maintained and any work anticipated well in advance, enabling facilities managers to fit and forget their humidifiers.
This new... Read more
A report from the TUC warns that the combination of dry central heating and the bugs and germs associated with the winter season is costing the UK economy over £200 million in staff absenteeism.
Rik Prowen, Operation Director at JS Humidifiers, comments, “A dry office environment can be disastrous to workers’ health in the winter. Heating systems drive down the relative humidity, causing the air to suck moisture from any available source – including the nose, throat, eyes, skin and hair of... Read more
Rik Prowen, Operation Director at JS Humidifiers, explains the importance of humidity control in the automotive paintshop environment.
By maintaining the correct humidity in sand decks and paint spray booths productivity through these areas can be increased by as much as 10%, with more cars being passed first time after inspection.
Sanding Decks and Inspection Stations
The main objectives in humidifying a sand deck are to suppress dust and reduce the static attraction... Read more
JS Humidifiers is launching a new humidifier service and maintenance division based in Ireland solely dedicated to servicing its Irish customers.
To celebrate this launch JS is offering free, no-obligation, humidifier site surveys throughout June and July to any company in the Republic or Northern Ireland. A specialist humidifier engineer will visit the site, check humidifier performance, provide health and safety recommendations, give advice on lower energy or lower maintenance humidifier... Read more
JS Humidifiers is launching two electrode boiler humidifier packages for contractors. The ELMC Plus package includes all the elements a contractor needs to supply 5 or 10kg of steam directly to a room’s atmosphere or a duct.
The ELMC Plus Direct Air package incorporates an ElectroVap humidifier with integral controller, a fan unit for dispersing the steam in a room, and a humidity sensor to control steam output to the desired level.
The ELMC Plus In-Duct package incorporates an ElectroVap... Read more
JS Humidifiers is launching a new damage resistant humidifier cylinder for its range of electrode boiler humidifiers, the ElectroVap MC. It is made from a new type of high density polypropylene that will withstand severe handling and mistreatment.
This means that the small percentage of units that arrive on site with damage from transit will be eliminated and mistreatment on site will not result in the inconvenience of having to order a replacement cylinder.
The new cylinder also has... Read more