Misting Systems Provide Affordable and Efficient Cooling

What are misting systems?

The primary characteristic that identifies mist systems is the fine droplets they generate. It is the beauty of these drops that sets the mist apart from other forms of water use and makes the process useful for a whole lot of applications.

The mist droplets are typically 30 to 70 meters in diameter. According to some firms, even droplets as small as 10 microns might be termed mist. What matters most is the size of the droplet produced by misting systems to meet the needs of each application. Droplets must evaporate as rapidly as possible to ensure effective evaporative cooling.

High-Pressure Water Mist Systems Components

The main components are pressure pumps, filters, control systems, tubing or piping, fittings, and nozzles. A pressure pump must be sized according to the output flow rate produced by the nozzle volume within a system.

Temperature or humidity or both can be used as inputs to control the misting system. For safety purposes, the piping should ideally be rated at 3 times the operating pressure of the system. All fittings must be non-corrosive and nozzles must be selected for the quality of the mist they produce.

Different types of misting system

There are 3 common types of misting systems available in the market today; Low pressure, middle pressure, high pressure. Low-pressure systems are commonly used for agricultural, horticultural, and domestic purposes.

Low-pressure systems (2BAR -6BAR) are generally much cheaper and produce substandard but still acceptable results. Medium pressure systems (10BAR – 25BAR) are mostly used in agriculture where greater control over results is required while achieving lower capital outlay.

Misting systems are suitable for a wide variety of applications including evaporative cooling, humidification, and dust control. No matter whether it is for home use, commercial or industrial a suitable system can always be found.