To help maintain high levels of relative humidity within crop storage buildings, Farm Electronics has developed a unique floor standing evaporative humidifier which halts damaging weight and quality loss in potatoes and other root crops during storage.
Farm Electronics have utilised the HUMIDRAFT humidifier coil and installed it in a floorstanding unit. Locating the assembly at floor level, makes installation of electrical and water suppliesand drainage much simpler and safer. The unit is then extended vertically through galvanised sheetducting sections to the height required to allow discharge above the stored crop level.
The standard unit occupies approximately 0.6m2 (6sq.ft) offloor space and may be extended to 5.5 meters (18ft) in heightto discharge above six-box high stacking. With an airflow ofsome 1.7m3/s (3600 cub.ft per min) it is capable of maintainingthe relative humidity levels at between 95%-98% in 500 tonstore. This enables the replacement of moisture levels normallylost during cooling operations in storage yet, required to keep thestored crop in prime condition.
Controls for the humidifier unit are located in waterproof controlpanel mounted on the side of the base unit. The control panel isfitted with a door interlock isolator switch, for complete electricalsafety and a selector switch providing Automatic Off and ManualRun selections. In the Auto Mode the unit operates intermittentlywith preset run and off periods. A simple timeclock controls theoperation and can be set for almost any variation of On and Offperiods.
Base Unit: 110cm (w) x 53cm (d) x 170cm (h)
Fan: 450mm dia. 3600cfm 0.3kw 1-phase 2.2amp
Control Panel: Epoxy coated enclosure with door interlock isolator Auto/Off/Manual selector switch and 24hr On-Off Time clock.