Evaporative cooling has been around for centuries. Used by the ancient Romans, Persians and Greeks, evaporative cooling methods have proven their effectiveness. While most of us are familiar with the more commonly used compression refrigeration and air conditioning units used in homes and refrigerators, evaporative cooling still has a role to play in both large and small scale cooling needs. Let’s take a look at the many benefits of evaporative cooler units. But first, let’s learn a little about the evaporative cooler process.
Evaporative cooling exploits the tendency of warm, dry air to cool when passed over or through water or wet surfaces. The method has been around since ancient Egypt. Long before the advent of electrical fans, Egyptians were hanging wet blankets across there doors and windows to cool the harsh desert air. Over the centuries, evaporative cooling was used in a variety of ways, but it wasn’t until the invention of he electrical fan that evaporative cooling became an increasing effective and widely used cooling method. Let’s take a look at the modern evaporative cooler.
Affectionately called “swamp coolers” by their designers and mechanics for their tendency to humidify dry air, evaporative coolers use modern technology to give a boost to the methods used by the ancients. A modern evaporative cooler uses either electic fans or blowers to move large quantities of dry external air through evaporative pads. Water is distributed evenly over the evaporative pads, which are made of a special fibrous material through which the air can easily pass.
Evaporative cooling units offer a number of benefits over there traditional air conditioning cousins. Because evaporative cooling does not require a compressor, it is much cheaper to operate than traditional AC. The simple design of the evaporative cooler requires fewer moving parts and components that can fail, making them more reliable. And unlike traditional AC units, the only thing required to operate a evaporative cooler besides electricity is water.
Reno forklift now carries Portacool evaporative coolers. Reno forklift committed to providing the best to the Reno area materials handling industry. And that includes providing equipment that keeps workers cool and comfortable.
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