Misting systems have been used in outdoor cooling applications for decades. These systems can provide outdoor cooling reducing temperatures by up to 40 degrees Fahrenheit with virtually no noticeable increase in the relative humidity. Applications for outdoor misting systems include restaurants, theme parks, hotels and resorts, arenas, tennis courts, golf facilities, fountains, waterfalls, patios, and more.
At 1000 PSI, water droplets as small as 5 microns (5 millionths of a meter) in diameter can be produced. At this level, ‘flash evaporation’ occurs reducing the ambient temperature. This process of ‘Thermal Dynamics’ is effective because water requires energy (600 calories of heat to evaporate 1 gram of water) to evaporate. This energy exchange results outdoor cooling, or reduced temperatures.
As with any outdoor cooling system, the overall effectiveness of the mist system will depend on existing temperature, the humidity levels, and the air exchange rate. With high temperatures (above 80 degrees Fahrenheit) and low humidity levels (below 50%) the mist system results can be dramatic especially when there is constant air exchange within the patio. Fresh incoming air is quickly cooled without causing an uncomfortable increase in humidity levels. As with any evaporative cooling process, the more moisture evaporated, the greater the systems outdoor cooling capability.
The new Revolution and WindChill Series by Fogco is the latest innovation in climate control and is ideal for evaporative cooling and outdoor cooling applications. Because of the unique design of these units, they can be used for both indoor and outdoor applications.
For significant improvements in the performance of any climate control system, contact the Fogco Customer Service Department for system consultation and design assistance or fill out our Cooling System Design Form for specific outdoor cooling needs.
Outdoor cooling systems help create a relaxing refuge for your customers so they come, stay longer and spend more.
Indoor cooling can also be achieved using the various Fogco misting systems. Most typically used for greenhouse propagation, our mist systems can be an effective alternative to the substantially more expensive air conditioning alternative. By maintaining proper air exchange, a Fogco high pressure mist system can provide temperatures suitable for improved horticulture propagation.