The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex.
The Institution’s Pennsy Center houses a variety of artifacts for storage and restoration. These antiquities require a constant humidity to prevent damage from continual shrinking and swelling from differing humidity levels.
The system was able to supply up to 540 lbs. per hour of moisture to fifteen separate duct mounted stainless steel humidification chambers, allowing precise control of humidity throughout the facility
One System, Multiple Climates
The Pennsy Center had a variety of climates that had different humidification needs. There were offices, a café, meeting rooms and workshops that needed to be kept comfortable for workers, as well as archival storage areas and restoration rooms that needed to be maintained at specific temperatures and humidities. The single MeeFog humidification system was able to achieve precise humidity control for the varying needs of the building.
“The MeeFog system is more energy efficient, especially for a building that is getting humidification throughout the greater percentage of the year.” – Don Posson Managing Principal Engineer, Vanderweil