Frequently Asked Questions

To make life easier for our customers, we have compiled the most commonly asked misting questions below. Keep in mind that this comprehensive collection of Cooling FAQ’s and Misting FAQ’s may not contain every query; however, it is a very complete list that can address a variety of questions and concerns.

How do misting systems work?

When connected to a special high pressure pump, water is forced through our patented nozzles and quickly atomized to droplets as small as 5-10 millionths of a meter (5-10 microns).
Misting systems will produce billions of tiny droplets that quickly evaporate. This process of evaporation requires energy, taken from the air in the form of heat. The result is a temperature reduction of up to 35 °F (15 °C), depending on the ambient temperature and humidity levels. This is the most common use for misting systems.
When misting systems are placed inside an enclosed area (such as a factory or a greenhouse), where the air exchange is limited, the misting system will continue to increase the humidity level within the environment. Humidity levels as high as 90+% are possible. This makes misting systems them ideal solution for humidification.

Do i need misting fans or a misting nozzles?

For bigger areas, misting fans are the right choice. They provide the cooling power of mist, but also spread the cool air around to a much bigger area. For warehouse cooling, outdoor cooling such as crowd or event cooling, misting fans are also the best choice. For smaller or more confined areas, such as patios and outdoor eating areas, misting systems are the better option.

How is it installed?

High pressure tubing with nozzles is installed underneath the eves of roof lines and other inconspicuous locations. This can include along fencing, within shrubbery, patios and any other desired outdoor locations. Choosing from our wide variety of tubing colors, your system will be discrete and aesthetically pleasing.

Will it work in high humidity?

Yes. The cooling is more powerful in dryer areas. But even in the most humid areas, mist cooling systems can work well.

How many nozzles will a pump feed?

It depends on the size of the nozzles you are planning to use. Check our catalog for a simpel guide.

How do i know what size pump (gpm / lpm) to order?

We will help you choose the right one. To start with, please take a look at our website and catalog.

How much water will it use?

The number and size of nozzles are the primary factors in determining how much water your misting system will use.

What is the minimum inlet water pressure required?

The minimum inlet water pressure must be 1.5 Bar. The system will operate at it`s best when the inlet water pressure is between 2.0 – 3.0 Bar. Please test the inlet water pressure prior to selecting your product. Municipal water pressure will generally be around 3.0 Bar.

Can the tubing be drilled?

Yes, Stainless Steel can be drilled. Carefully measure and mark the required positions for drilling. Then use a 3 or 4mm drill bit to drill into the tubing, ensuring that you DO NOT drill right through the tubing. Clean away any debris from the drilled holes.

Do i need a filter for the system?

Yes. The orifices of the misting nozzles are so small, that they can clog if your water has any particulates in it. Our standard filter kit is recommended for most users. It filters out any particles in your water down to 5 microns in size. For even better clog-free performance, choose a double filter setup with one 5 micron filter and one 1 micron filter. This almost completely assures clog-free use for your misting system.

How often should the filters be replaced?

Filter cartridges should be replaced every 6 months of when the filter cartridge is noticeably dirty.

Can i install a misting system myself?

Some misting systems are designed for the ‘do it yourself’ consumer. These misting systems are easy to install and typically take between two and four hours to complete. A custom installation is more complex, and we recommend a professional. A professional will also have netter knowledge of electrical and plumbing codes to ensure that all electrical wiring and water pipe installation follows these codes without mistakes that could be expensive to correct.

Must the system be serviced and how often?

Very minimal maintenance should be necessary for misting systems. Yearly cleaning of the nozzles will help avoid clogging. And the pumps do have oil that will need to be changed every so often, depending mostly on hours of service. Often it is not necessary to do anything for a year or two at a time but it is good practice to service the unit once per year. We suggest at the end of and the beginning of the summer season.

What is the best nozzle for a misting system with 1,000 psi / 70 bar?

For the finest mist that can be made, we instruct our customers to implement 0.006″, 0.008″ and 0.012″ orifice nozzles with their high pressure pumps. Bigger orifice nozzles can be installed; however, they may generate droplets with more volume and density.

What sets high pressure systems apart from low pressure systems?

Basically, a low pressure system can rely strictly on the city’s standard 30-85 PSI (2-6 BAR) water pressure. These low pressure devices typically spray hydration without having the ability to generate fine mist for increased cooling benefits. In contrast, our high pressure modules are made with high pressure tubing. They are commercial grade with the capacity to support a maximum of 1,000 PSI (70 BAR). Their extra longevity is accompanied by respectably admirable aesthetics.

Should i consider winterizing my pump?

To prevent freezing and damage, all of the misting system nozzles should be removed. The misting system line, the pump, and the filters should be drained.

How do i know if you are able to provide the system i need?

To prevent freezing and damage, all of the misting system nozzles should be removed. The misting system line, the pump, and the filters should be drained.

How do i know if you are able to provide the system i need?

With over 37 years combined experience in this industry, we have the level of experience and understanding that is needed to design and sell misting system suitable for any application.

What is your shipping method for a complete system?

Because our systems are pretty big, we usually ship them via freight. Shipments will typically show up on a wooden pallet in your driveway or delivery dock. If an order includes multiple sections, the items will be merged into single shipments whenever feasible to lower your shipping costs. We ship worldwide and our export office will be pleased to mak you a quote for sea, land and express courier shipment.