Humidification in Cleanrooms

The relative humidity in cleanrooms has a key influence on success in production. Even the smallest deviations can pose a significant threat to maintaining process standards. This includes problems with electrostatic charging, contamination by bacteria or the staggered reaction of chemical substances.

Extreme Conditions

Protection against contamination is of such importance in cleanrooms because during the production of microelectronic components, for example, particles with a size of 0.1 µm can render a chip useless.

Specially-designed and developed turbulators create parallel turbulence and shear zones. The humidification segment is free of obstructive elements, which allows the turbulences to be optimally formed. The result is a homogeneous distribution of humidity within a distance of only 0.9 m.

Our system is based on a modular concept. This means that it fits into any duct regardless of its diameter. There is also no need to strengthen the duct’s structural design: we use only lightweight components for the installation.

We rely on high-quality, long-life components manufactured to industrial standards for the production of our humidification systems.

WinCool looks to sustainable technology. That’s why our humidifiers provide guaranteed and certified clean air without using biocides or heavy metals. That’s beneficial to health and is an important contribution to protecting our environment.

WinCool systems are certified in accordance with the European hygiene norm DIN EN 13779, the German norms VDI 6022, 3808 and DIN 1946 and the Austrian ÖNORM H6021 as well as the Swiss SWKI 104-01 and SWKI 99-3.

High Demands

Operations in cleanrooms place exceptionally high demands on the relative humidity. This includes, naturally, the water that is used. It is not allowed to contain any particles – including any natural minerals in the water.

In order to counteract the problem of electrostatic charging, the air needs to be humidified as constantly as is possible. The fact that the system is in operation day in, day out, all year round, places a high demand on the technology. High-quality components and continual quality checks are indispensable for the production of humidification systems.

Apart from the demands, which are mainly of a technical nature, humidification also holds a number of natural benefits in store. Employees benefit in more ways than one from the pleasantly fresh air: for one it has a vitalising effect, which is also good for performance; it also actively combats the symptoms of dry air like irritation of the mucous membranes and respiratory ailments. So what humidification effectively does is increase productivity on all relevant levels.