Construction and Engineering Awards 2020

BUILD Construction & Engineering Awards 2020 Construction & Engineering Awards 2020 BUILD 24 25 Sep20006 Best Commercial Humidification Solutions Provider 2020 & Most Cost-Efficient Humidifier Product 2020: GTS ® LX Series Humidifier ffering custom systems for critical indoor environments to protect against fluctuating and low relative humidity levels that contribute to various problems in healthcare, data centres, laboratories, manufacturers, and other facilities is DriSteem. As a top quality provider of humidification, evaporative cooling, and water treatment solutions for commercial and industrial applications, the firm ensures that all of its products and services meet stringent quality requirements, and deliver on the best for clients. These applications that clients work with require precise control of moisture and cooling in the air for consistent environmental conditions, reduced waste, reduced production line disruptions or failures, and protection against the loss or degradation of sensitive materials. However, the benefits of healthy levels of humidification extend to every indoor environment, including schools, clinics, senior living communities, correctional facilities, and many others. Maintaining the relatively humidity between 40 and 60% RH is also a critical part of protecting the building’s occupants against the spread of viruses, such as the highly contagious and prevalent COVID-19, as well as the seasonal flu. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, investigated how indoor humidity levels affect transmission of respiratory viruses in a classroom setting, in a study called “Humidity as a Non-Pharmaceutical Intervention for Influenza A”, by Jennifer M. Reiman and others. The study showed that rooms with commercial-sized humidifiers had a significant decrease in the percent of total air samples containing Influenza A, as well as a trend towards a decreased percent of surface samples also containing Influenza A. DriSteem works with these results to generate its products that can generate similar results for a myriad of commercial and industrial settings. DriSteem’s American production facility is ISO 9001-2015 certified, and ensures that its operational processes are reviewed annually by an outside agency to guarantee accuracy and efficiency. The firm has more than half a century of experience in the development and innovation of humidification systems; experience which has resulted in multiple patented designs that not only meet the customers’ unique needs, but exceed them. Each humidifier is started up and put through rigorous testing at the DriSteem factory prior to being shipped out to the customer, wherever they may be. As far as advancement goes, the firm also conducts interviews with its representatives to gather input at the beginning of development projects to identify desired features and functionalities, what to preserve from existing models, and opportunities for improvement. DriSteem is a premier provider of humidification, evaporative cooling, and water treatment solutions for both commercial and industrial applications. There are many scenarios and situations where these applications and treatment solutions are needed, and that is where DriSteem truly excels. Discover more about the business as we unearth the secrets behind its double-award-winning success. O Then, midway through development, DriSteem undertakes another round of feedback to find out thoughts on what has been developed thus far. That second round can validate many new elements of the design, and also reveal some items that need to be changed before the design is finalized. Having this input from the partners and representatives helps ensure that the final products meet the needs of the market before rolling into beta release, during which DriSteem can validate configuration and operation in real world scenarios, providing data for the team to use in fine-tuning the logic of the product. DriSteem aims to innovate the humidification and water treatment areas, building upon its legacy of high quality for the commercial and industrial markets. Since its conceptualization and subsequent inception into the world of business, DriSteem has remained wholly focused on humidification and closely-related technologies. In this business, reliability is critical. The firm’s number one priority is quality, and this is an integral part of its culture as it continually improves its products and processes. Being committed to meeting and exceeding the needs of the customers is what drives product development at DriSteem in such a way that it is able to provide just the right solution for any application. Sizing equipment to exactly the size needed means less waste and better performance for customers, and that is what it is all about at the end of the day. That confidence is important to everyone involved in the design, installation, and operation of humidification into buildings. Looking to the future, there is great excitement around the second award win that DriSteem has achieved in this years’ Construction and Engineering Awards from BUILD Magazine: Most Cost-Efficient Humidifier Product 2020: GTS® LX Series Humidifier. DriSteem’s new GTS LX Series condensing gas- fired humidifier is the only gas-fired humidifier on the market that combines high efficiency and ultra-low nitrogen oxide emissions in a single unit. This allows the GTS LX Series humidifier to offer facilities professionals a next generation technological breakthrough in energy savings, installation flexibility, and environmental protection. The GTS LX Series humidifier operates at efficiencies as high as 106% of the Lower Heating Value (LHV) of natural gas, meaning it uses nearly every joule of energy available in the gas. For comparison, an adiabatic humidifier will draw energy from the air, which is often heated by a natural gas boiler with system efficiencies between 70% and 105%. The GTS LX Series humidifier humidifies the air in a high percentage outdoor air system using less natural gas than the pre-heating source needed for an adiabatic system. Additionally, the building’s existing heating system would not need to be upgraded to meet the increased pre-heat demands of an adiabatic system. Installing a new gas humidifier like the GTS LX Series humidifier is likely less expensive than installing more capacity to a building’s heating system and adding adiabatic humidification. The GTS LX Series humidifier also allows for polypropylene (PP) or polyvinyl chloride (PVC) venting to make installation even easier for up front savings and continued energy savings. Adding more outside air also increases water consumption and extends operating hours, which in turn increase maintenance requirements. Comparatively, the GTS LX Series humidifier requires less costly maintenance than an adiabatic system. In addition, gas humidifiers offer indirect savings by reducing water usage as well as the wastewater costs associated with higher demand/increased capacity. In addition to offering the highest efficiency in the market, the GTS LX Series also boasts ultra-low NOx emissions of under 20 ppm for a cleaner environment and to meet increasingly stringent air quality management standards for gas-fired humidifiers. Ultimately, the future of DriSteem looks incredibly exciting given the advancements made in the industry, and the ground-breaking nature of the GTS LX Series humidifier. The firm is truly outstanding, understanding exactly what it means to innovate and deliver quality at the same time. Innovation is a process, but it is one that can yield incredible results, and that is exactly what DriSteem have worked so hard to deliver for its clients. Company: DriSteem Contact: Valerie Bradt Web: