The Ionic Bed. The final resting place of ordinary humidifiers.
Brace yourself. Armstrong HumidiClean™ is going to change everything you know about humidifiers. Ionic beds are made of a fibrous medium that attracts solids from the water as its temperature rises. This minimizes the buildup of solids on inner tank walls and heating elements. So you have a humidifier that stays clean except, of course, for the ionic beds. And once they have absorbed their capacity of solids, the humidifier alerts you that it’s time to change them. It takes about 15 minutes, and it’s absolutely hassle-free.
How HumidiClean works
When power is supplied to the unit, the water fill valve energizes, and water enters the tank. Once the level reaches the low-water switch, the heating elements are energized (assuming there’s a call for steam output). The unit continues to fill until the high-water switch is energized. The humidifier then produces steam in response to the humidistat’s input signal. The tank will fill at regular intervals if all conditions remain constant. Periodic tank drainage is based on active time of the heating elements, but it may be field-adjusted to water conditions.
HumidiClean passes no current through water. Its resistance-type design has a proven track record for safety. Totally different compartments keep plumbing completely separated from electrical components. In additon, Armstrong has built several other safety features into HumidiClean. These include a key-locked access door, error light, continual-checking diagnostic routines, high- and low-water-level detection, internal tank temperature sensing, over-current protection, and connections for a Class 2 alarm device.
Less scale means greater efficiency
Capacity is the first victim of the scale that quickly builds up in traditional evaporative or steam-generating humidifiers. As scale gathers in the pan or on heating elements or electrodes, output declines. This gradually leads to a loss of humidity control. From this point on, things get steadily worse. Eventually, cleaning or replacement of the parts is a must.
HumidiClean, with its remarkable ionic bed technology, collects deposits on its ionic bed inserts instead of tank walls or heating elements. As a result, it operates efficiently longer, its tank stays cleaner longer, and it maintains nearly maximum output throughout its service life.
Saves energy, too
Most humidifiers drain every 20–45 minutes because of carbonate buildup. HumidiClean’s ionic beds attract these carbonates from the water, so the primary reason to drain the tank is to eliminate sodium. Since this is typically necessary only once every 12 hours, the unit wastes much less hot water, thereby saving energy dollars.
NOTE: This product is available with the Armstrong Temp-R-Drain, a device that mixes hot condensate and cold water to maintain a drain outlet temperature suitable for drainage directly to any plumbing system. Contact Armstrong factory representatives for more information.