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  1. #1
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    May 2005
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    Sizing a Humidifier/Dehumidifier

    How do you size a humidifier? Once RH is determined for the conditioned space, can find grains of moisture from psych chart...then what?

    How about a dehumidifier? The opposite?

    Thanks!

  2. #2

    Sizing

    The answer your looking for in in the design information of the device. Design per square foot in specific conditions.

  3. #3
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    Jan 2007
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    Dehumidifier

    WHAT ABOUT VOLUME. ?
    I THINK A 6FT CRAWL SPACE HAS ABOUT 3X THE VO LUME OF A 2FT CRAWL

  4. #4
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    Aug 2004
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    Dupont Pennsylvania
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    I'm also interested in any info, I have a place with about 150 tons of air I have to Quote humidification in.

  5. #5
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    Humidification and dehumidification

    Use the equation

    m=4.5(scfm)(w2-w1)

    Where:

    m= moisture removed or added (lbs)
    w=humidity ratio (from psych. chart lb of moisture/ lb of dry air)

  6. #6
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    Madison, WI/Cape Coral, FL
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    Volume of the space does not work. You need the air change rate on the space and the moisture generated in the space. Humidification or dehumidification is based on the amount of air change, the moisture content of the make-up, and the desired moisture level in the space. Example assuming no space load:
    150 cfm of 70^F dew point, 110 grain make-up air
    75^F, 50%RH, 56^F dew point, 66 grains
    (150 cfm/14 cf/Lb) * (110 grains-66 grains)/lb air * 60 min/hr =28,285 grains of moistue/hr
    28,285 grains/7000 grains/lb=4 lbs of moisture per hour removed or added= 4,200 btus latent.

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