Limescale management for
steam humidifiers

Calcium is one of the most abundant chemical elements on our planet. As a component of many different types of rock and soil layers, limestone – here mainly in the compound of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) – is eroded and dissolved by the action of ground and surface water. Only when this lime containing water heats up or evaporates are the dissolved lime particles released back into the environment.

The amount of lime that the water carries with it depends primarily on the lime content of the rocks or soil layers that it passes through. Rule of thumb: the “sourer” the water, the greater its ability to dissolve the lime in the respective layers. This is especially true for rainwater, which forms carbonic acid (H2CO3) from the CO2 compounds it takes from the air, increasing its own acidity

Why to avoid limescale incrustation in humidifiers

While our bodies can easily excrete excess calcium through the kidneys or intestines, electronic devices naturally have no such mechanism.

The problem is that, in the long run, limescale can physically damage the equipment or impair its functionality to the point of total failure. Accordingly, new efficient and highly effective solutions for preventing or removing harmful limescale deposits are constantly being sought, especially for systems in the air conditioning and ventilation sector.

Limescale management

The Condair patented limescale management system removes the separated minerals from the steam cylinder during operation and automatically moves them into the designated limescale collection vessel.

Limescale deposits are thus continuously removed from the steam cylinder. The pieces of limescale are collected in an external limescale collection vessel and can easily be emptied from there. Maintenance work is significantly reduced and operational reliability is maximized. The patented limescale management system ensures reduced maintenance times and long life of steam humidifiers.

Easy cleaning and maintenance

Maintenance intervals are extremely long and the actual maintenance wonk is reduced to a minimum due to the external limescale collection vessel. The external location of the limescale collection vessel below the unit ensures very easy access. The vessel can be removed and emptied easily without the need for opening the unit housing. This makes maintenance tasks simple and very quick.