Optimal air humidity in
museums

40-60%

NATURAL.
HYGIENIC.
HEALTHY.

Comfort zone 40-60 %

The optimum and healthy indoor climate in museums.

Museums and galleries often house invaluable items which require a regulated or consistent indoor climate due to their age or properties. Air humidification is vital in order to avoid irreparable damage to exhibits.

Furthermore, the visitors and employees should feel comfortable in the exhibition rooms.

Scientific findings show that the indoor climate has a major influence on the health, well-being and motivation of employees and visitors. The comfort zone of a person lies between 40 and 60 % in relation to the relative humidity (RH). Between these two values, people feel comfortable, perform well and stay healthy. 40-60% relative humidity is the optimal room air in the museum.

Health aspect

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Best function of our natural protection

Optimally moistened mucous membranes in the nose and mouth protect employees and visitors from the penetration of particles, bacteria and viruses into their airways.

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Transmission rate of viruses drops

The transmission rate of viruses via the air is reduced because virus particles form larger droplets at a humidity level of 40-60 % and thus sink to the ground faster.

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Shorter survival time of viruses

The survival time of viruses on surfaces is reduced at an air humidity of 40-60 %. Viruses with a fat cover (e.g. corona viruses) are most unstable under these conditions.

General well-being

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Better hydration
of the skin

The skin's state of hydration is in the optimal range at an air humidity of 40-60 %. Complaints such as itching and skin irritation among employees and visitors are reduced.

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Lower evaporation rate of the eyes

At an air humidity of 40-60 %, significantly less moisture evaporates via the eyes. This means that the eyes of employees and visitors are better protected against dehydration.

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             Stress level,                   activity

A humidity of 40-60 % leads to less stress symptoms and improves the conditions for physical  activities of employees and visitors.

Performance

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Improved concentration ability

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Fewer symptoms
of fatigue

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Increased
motivation

Visitors and employees who feel good in the museum and enjoy good health thanks to healthy indoor air are demonstrably more concentrated, more alert and more motivated. Performance and reception capacity improve with the increase of exactly these three factors.

The advantages for your museum:

  • Protection of valuable and irreplaceable exhibits
  • Less cleaning requirement due to lower dust pollution
  • Best health protection for employees and visitors
  • Creation of an inspiring environment for the visitors
  • Prevention of disease transmission
  • Fewer symptoms of fatigue
  • Lower sickness rate

A stable comfort zone 40-60 %

With heating in autumn/winter, the relative humidity decreases.

Keeping the humidity stable in our comfort zone at 40-60 % is not always easy and can only be reliably guaranteed by controlled humidification of the indoor air. Especially in autumn and winter, we quickly leave the optimal range between 40 and 60 % relative humidity due to the regular and necessary exchange of the heated indoor air with colder outside air. This is because cold air can physically absorb less moisture than warmer air. If this outside air now enters a warm room and warms up from, for example, 0 °C to 22 °C, the relative humidity (RH) of this heated air cannot exceed approx. 20 % in the end. This means that in winter, the supply of fresh air inevitably leads to a reduction in the humidity of the indoor air and to leaving the comfort zone of 40-60 %.

For this reason, the German Building Climate Association (FGK) recommends that planners, architects and operators of buildings supplement ventilation systems with professional air humidification systems to control the humidity and ensure a healthy indoor climate.

 

Our systems for air humidification in museums.

HygroMatik Flexline
HygroMatik FlexLine Steam humidifiers
HygroMatik FlexLine Steam humidifiers

Humidification principle:

Isothermal, temperature remains unchanged during humidification

 

Water quality:

  • Tap water of different qualities
  • Demineralised water
  • Partially softened water

 

Installation:

In the ventilation system or directly in the room

 

Special features:

Special ease of use through touch control

HygroMatik Standardline
HygroMatik StandardLine Steam humidifiers
HygroMatik StandardLine Steam humidifiers

Humidification principle:

Isothermal, temperature remains unchanged during humidification

 

Water quality:

  • Tap water of different qualities
  • Demineralised water
  • Partially softened water

 

Installation:

In the ventilation system or directly in the room

 

Special features:

Compact dimensions

HygroMatik Ministeam
HygroMatik MiniSteam Steam humidifiers
HygroMatik MiniSteam Steam humidifiers

Humidification principle:

Isothermal, temperature remains unchanged during humidification

 

Water quality:

Tap water of different qualities

 

Installation:

Directly in the room

 

Special features:

Integrated quiet-running ventilation unit

HygroMatik HPS
HygroMatik HPS High pressure system
HygroMatik HPS High pressure system

Humidification principle:

Adiabatic, humidifies and cools simultaneously

 

Water quality:

Fully demineralised water without additives

 

Installation:

In the ventilation system

 

Special features:

Special ease of use through touch control

HygroMatik  LPS
HygroMatik LPS Low pressure system
HygroMatik LPS Low pressure system

Humidification principle:

Adiabatic, humidifies and cools simultaneously

 

Water quality:

Fully demineralised water without additives

 

Installation:

In the ventilation system

 

Special features:

Compact dimensions

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