Bugs at London Zoo enjoy high RH from JS Humidifiers

Published:  07 June, 2010

JS Humidifiers, humidification
The high RH required for the Bugs exhibit and Invertebrate Conservation centre at London Zoo is maintained by resistive steam humidifiers from JS Humidifiers.

JS Humidifiers has installed three Neptronic SKE resistive steam humidifiers at the Bugs exhibit and invertebrate Conservation Centre of London Zoo. These humidifiers help maintain high humidity around exhibits such as Giant Fregate beetles, Partula snails and colonies of Leaf cutter ants.

Fan units fitted to the tops of these humidifiers disperse steam directly into the rooms.

The Fregate Island Room, which contains rare species only found on the Fregate Island in the Seychelles, including endangered species, is kept at 28°C and 70 to 80% RH due to the requirements of the creatures.

Dave Clarke, team leader at London Zoo’s Bugs exhibit, comments, ‘We selected the Neptronic SKE as we wanted an industrial unit that could withstand the type of intensive use we put them through, and required steam humidification to provide totally hygienic conditions for the staff working in the area. Since the humidifiers have been in they have been performing really well and have required minimal maintenance.’

These humidifiers have a cleanable boiling chamber. The heating elements are made from a scale-resistant alloy, which when heated causes any limescale to crack from the surface in small, manageable pieces that are mostly washed to drain during normal operation.

The humidifiers at London Zoo are fed using on-site reverse-osmosis water.

For more information on this story, click here: June 10, 129

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