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2016

  1. 20.05.2016

    Monitoring in Data Centers

    Over the years there has been a rapid increase in large stand-alone data centers housing computer systems, hosting cloud computing servers and supporting telecommunications equipment. These data centers are crucial entities for every company’s IT operations around the world. Learn More
  2. 22.04.2016

    Indoor Pools and Humidity

    Swimming pools are used for a variety of applications including recreational use for kids and adults, competitive swimming and also therapeutic use for faster recovery from injuries. Pools and humidity can create a caustic environment.

    Unfortunately, the use of an outdoor pool is not possible all year round in most regions of the world. To overcome this issue the British National Swimming Society was among the first in the early 1800′s to introduce man-made indoor pools in London.

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  3. 28.01.2016

    Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

    Key factors for energy efficiency in indoor applications are the control of relative humidity (RH) and temperature levels. The question is how to achieve acceptable RH levels in an energy efficient manner. Energy efficient humidity control has a very strong bearing on thermal comfort, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and eventually on the health and performance of occupants in air-conditioned buildings. Learn More
  4. 06.01.2016

    Preserving Historical Archives

    Archives are an accumulation of historical documents collected over the course of the lifetime of an organization. National archives have the role of collecting, cataloguing and securing historical & present day materials within their country. Besides preserving & organizing collections, archivists face the great challenge of deciding which records are assigned a lasting value for research purposes and could contribute to the understanding of a country’s history. Learn More

2015

  1. 23.11.2015

    Tire Manufacturing

    Each and every one of us knows what a tire is: a rubber tube, placed around the wheel of most vehicles that are commercially available today. Learn More
  2. 21.10.2015

    Meteorology

    What is the weather going to be like tomorrow? For a long time, people have tried to predict weather conditions using the hydrologic climate cycle. Learn More
  3. 22.09.2015

    Ventilation Systems

    Ventilating is the process of changing or replacing air in any space to provide high indoor air quality. In order to maintain an office building within the comfort zone, or to maintain any application specific climate conditions, humidity plays a key role. Learn More
  4. 02.09.2015

    Ceramic Drying

    The word ceramic comes from the ancient Greek word Keramos which was the description for pottery made of burned clay mineral. The oldest ceramic object discovered is the statue of “Venus of Dolní Věstonice“. Learn More
  5. 19.08.2015

    Seed Storage

    Around 10,000 years ago as humans began to shift over from a hunting and gathering culture to a farming culture, preserving and storing seeds became a very important aspect of, not only survival, but of civilization itself. Learn More
  6. 27.07.2015

    Shipping Containers

    A container is a protective housing for safe transportation and storage of goods. Safe means, in this context, the characteristics of the containers content remain unchanged under all relevant mechanical and climatic conditions. The stress a substance might be exposed to is varied and may include:

    • mechanical (static and dynamic)
    • climatically (railway, truck and ship over various climate zones)
    • chemical (aggressive gases and fluids)
    • biological (insects, fungal attack, mildew, bacteria, microorganisms).
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  7. 18.06.2015

    Incubators and Humidity

    In order for life to flourish, all organisms require a certain level of moisture, oxygen, sunshine and CO2 . Plant life requires a certain soil quality to ensure successful growth rates. Each and every living organism also has its specific requirement for optimal reproduction. Learn More
  8. 13.05.2015

    Humidity in Transportation

    One key reason for the success and wealth of some nations in the modern world is their ability to produce unique goods better than any other nation or region. Towns, regions or even entire countries tend to produce a select few types of goods where they excel. Learn More
  9. 22.04.2015

    Humidity in H2O2

    Sterilization methods used around the world are changing. Hot steam morpholine or formaldehyde processes are being replaced by hydrogen peroxide sterilization techniques. New methods such as the Dry Sterilization Process (DSP) and Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide (VHP) offer distinct advantages over the older methods mentioned above. Learn More
  10. 08.04.2015

    Milk Powder Production

    Powdered milk or dried milk is a manufactured dairy product made by dehydrating liquid milk through several drying processes until it is a powder.. One purpose of drying milk is to preserve it; milk powder has a far longer shelf life than liquid milk and does not need to be refrigerated. Learn More
  11. 25.03.2015

    Humidity in the Lab

    A laboratory is a facility or workplace that provides controlled conditions in which scientific research, experiments, and measurement may be performed. In contrast to the office, the work in a lab is more hands-on with various experiments, process controls and quality controls being carried out simultaneously. Laboratories or labs are common in many different industries such as pharmaceuticals, medicine and engineering. Learn More
  12. 18.03.2015

    Room Temperature Mapping

    Temperature and humidity levels that are out of specifications can cause damage to ingredients during production or to the final product during storage. Knowing correct temperature and humidity levels at all times is especially important for pharmaceutical and food production companies. Learn More
  13. 10.03.2015

    Humidity and Tobacco Drying

    Tobacco is a plant that grows natively in North and South America. Records indicate tobacco was cultivated as early as 1 B.C. by the Native Americans. China’s tobacco market, which is the largest in the world by far (38% of the cigarettes smoked globally), is one of the few markets served directly by a domestic industry. Learn More
  14. 20.02.2015

    Freeze Drying

    The freeze drying process can be traced back to prehistoric times. Back in the 15th century, freeze drying was used by the Incas. They stored their crops on the mountain heights above Machu Picchu where the cold mountain temperatures froze the food and the water inside slowly vaporized under the low air pressure of the high altitudes. Learn More
  15. 13.02.2015

    Humidity in Drying Lumber

    Wood is one of the oldest building materials on the planet. Before wood can be used as a construction material whether it be a structural support in a building or to manufacture furniture, it has to undergo treatment to gain the required properties defined by the application where the wood is used. Learn More
  16. 02.02.2015

    Humidity in Clean Rooms

    A clean room is a manufacturing environment that has a low level of environmental pollutants such as dust, airborne microbes, aerosol particles and chemical vapors. The air inside is constantly recirculated through High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters. Some clean rooms are entire manufacturing facilities and can cover thousands of square meters. Learn More

2014

  1. 09.12.2014

    Paper Manufacturing

    The ancestor of the pulp paper making process that is used today is considered to be developed by a Chinese man named Tsai-Lun during the early 2nd Century. Paper and similar products like cardboard are made from cellulose fiber that comes from various sources (wood, rags, grasses). The cellulose fiber is extracted with either chemical, mechanical plumping or a mix of both. After the wet fiber mix has undergone various treatments it is ready for pressing and drying. Learn More
  2. 08.12.2014

    Pasta Drying

    Pasta is a type of noodle and is a staple ingredient  of traditional Italian cuisine, with the first reference dating to 1154. The word “Pasta” is commonly used to refer to the variety of pasta dishes. Typically pasta is made from unleavened dough of durum wheat flour mixed with water and formed into sheets or various shapes. It is then cooked and served in any number of dishes. Pasta can be made with flour from other cereals or grains, and eggs may be used instead of water. Pastas may be divided into two broad categories, dried (pasta secca) and fresh (pasta fresca). Learn More
  3. 05.12.2014

    Wind Turbines

    The future is very positive for wind power. The technology is growing exponentially due to the every increasing global demand for electricity and the ongoing negative viewpoint about the high risk in nuclear power plants.Wind turbines are becoming more efficient and are able to produce more electricity per unit of kinetic energy as technology improves each year. Learn More
  4. 04.12.2014

    Textile Manufacturing

    In the days when cave men ruled the world, people were dressing with animal fur to protect themselves from the elements. Today we are far beyond that point and a wide range of natural as well as synthetic fibers have widely replaced animal fur. The modern textile industry grew out of the industrial revolution in the 18th Century as mass production of clothing became a mainstream industry. To handle the huge demand for textiles, sophisticated machines are now producing impressive quantities. For example, denim is being produced at a rate of one square meter per minute. Learn More
  5. 03.12.2014

    Cheese Ripening

    Since humans began to domesticate milk-producing animals around 10,000 BCE, they have known about the propensity of milk to separate into curds and whey. It is the curds that are used to produce cheese. There are three production steps common to the manufacturing process in most types of cheese; preparing the cheese milk, separating curd from whey and aging or ripening Learn More