Why Humidify... For Produce


In produce applications such as food storage, proper humidification helps to not only keep food fresh and healthy, but also at a healthy weight and therefore protected against drying out.

In produce applications such as food storage, proper humidification helps to not only keep food fresh and healthy, but also at a healthy weight and therefore protected against drying out. This is because produce relies on the ability to retain moisture, and a properly humidified environment is highly beneficial in that regard.

Water Weight Control

When a space containing produce is introduced to consistent relative humidity (RH) levels, it allows for consistent moisture absorption. This helps fruit, vegetables and other foods to retain a suitable amount of water weight, which keeps it fresh and in good condition. Flour, sugar and even meats benefit from regulated humidification in this regard, leading to better quality food that isn’t as susceptible to drying out and losing its weight and value.

When produce is met with consistent humidification, it is capable of remaining fresher for longer than in environments without balanced RH levels. Therefore, businesses can save by reducing their food spoilage and product wastage. Additionally, Nortec’s humidification systems such as the ML-Series 


 

humidifiers with Flex nozzle technology for consistent product misting can assist with keeping produce fresher for longer. Some of these humidification systems provide temperature cooling as well and are available in a wide array of load capacities to suit any size of produce environment.

Greater Energy Efficiency

Humidification systems such as those by Nortec are designed to be thoroughly efficient not just in terms of operation, but also regarding energy efficiency. Produce applications utilizing such technology in safeguarding their products will save on energy while reducing product wastage and maintaining consistent RH. With evaporative cooling and its misting action, energy rebates resulting from less of a reliance on chillers means you’ll also save on your energy bill.


 

 

Benefits of humidification for the food & beverage industry include:

  • Reduced product wate and spoilage through water weight control.
  • Energy and cooling load rebates.
  • Produce remains fresher for longer.
  • Improves quality of final product


Our Food & Beverage Clients Include

  • - Nestle Espana S.A.

    - Quaker Oats

    - Samkaup Supermarkets

    - Sara Lee

    - Sugarfayre Ltd.

    - Tetra Pak

    - Timothy Taylor Brewery

    - United States Department of Agriculture

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