Humidification and Produce Misting Systems InfoUS Water Systems has a long history of supplying misting and humidification systems, but our biggest area of expertise is Produce Misting. US Water Systems has partnered with Prodew (http://www.prodew.com/) , the industry leader in comprehensive solutions for Grocery Retail Misting and Humidification and Post-Harvest Preservation. With over 140 years of combined experience, no one is more qualified to handle any of your humidification and misting needs, including:
- Display Case Humidity (Prevents Dehydration) for meat, seafood, deli and flower displays to maintain fresh appearance of product for increased sales, maintain weight and prolong shelf life.
- Misting Systems (Maintains Freshness) for vegetables, seafood, plants, people, cooling, animals, golf carts and more for all types of display cases. Completely Plug & Play ('er spray).
- Night Covers (Saves Energy) for refrigerated cases and chillers for low energy consumption. More options and the best warranty in the business.
- Storage Humidity (Extends Shelf Life) for cold room and warehouse storage to maintain up to 98% relative humidity to maintain freshness and weight for vegetables, meat, fruit and flowers.
- Mobile Mist (Maintains Freshness) for vegetables, plants and flowers when automatic misting is not possible.
Misting and humidification applications include: air purification, air sterilization, bakery humidification, bird seed humidification, crisping, deli humidification, floral humidification, greenhouse humidification, greenhouse misting, grocery store produce misting systems, grocery store humidity systems, heat relief, humidification, meat humidification, mosquito repellant misting, people cooling, post-harvest preservation, poultry cooling, produce misting, produce washing, reptile humidification, seafood humidification, sprinkler systems, storage humidification, swine cooling, vegetable misting, vegetable washing, warehouse humidification, water filtration, water misting nozzles, water purification, water sprinkler systems, water sterilization, zoological misting.
Produce misting has become an accepted practice in the United States as grocers realize that the benefits derived from produce misting greatly outweigh the costs. A few years ago The Produce News (http://www.producenews.com/) wrote a definitive article (http://www.producenews.com/videos/1157-retail-view-us-misting-technology-doesnt-resonate-in-europe) on the state of produce misting in the US as well as around the world. In part, it stated:
At the Fruit Logistica convention in Berlin, Germany, earlier this year, retailers were intrigued with the produce department misting systems offered for sale, but not enough to purchase them.
"People wanted to see the new technology from America, but we have found that retailers [in Europe and elsewhere] are just not open for change," said Itamar Kleinberger, vice president of Prodew Misting & Humidification in Marietta, GA.
Mr. Kleinberger and company President Shakeel Merchant estimated that while misting systems have an 80 percent penetration in the U.S. marketplace, only 1 percent of retailers outside the United States use them. That figure baffles the mind, considering the advantage and relative low cost of such systems.
The President of US Water Systems, Mark Timmons, was also interviewed for this article:
Echoing the sentiments of everyone interviewed on the subject, Mark Timmons of U.S. Water Systems in Indianapolis said that "misting systems make the produce more appealing visibly, reduce shrink and increase shelf life three or four times." In the process, retailers save money well beyond the cost of the system in a very short time period.
From the VersaFresh Complete Produce Misting Package in a Box to custom-designed applications to repair parts and nozzles, US Water is simply the best solution for your misting and humidification needs. We have a wealth of experience with Corrigan, KES, Miatech and Prodew misting systems and can help troubleshoot and design any system.
US Water Systems, at one time or another, has sold most of the other brands and have experts on staff who are highly trained in all phases of misting andhumidification, including installation and service. We have been Distributing Prodew exclusively for over 5 years because of the quality, flexibility, longevity and economy.
Prodew’s entire system is NSF Listed, which includes the controls, misting bars and nozzles. Additionally, there is no PVC win the system and it is considered to be the most Eco-friendly design. A Prodew misting system is easy to install, a breeze to service and unbelievably economical to operate.
The Role of Water Quality on Misting
Water quality should not be minimized when misting produce or most other things. Total dissolved solids (TDS), which are cations (calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium) and anions (carbonates, chlorides, bicarbonates and sulfates) plug nozzles and as evaporation occurs, a residue or film is left behind. It is a fact that produce misting saves money in many ways, but using high quality reverse osmosis (RO) water is truly the icing on the cake.
The produce will look more appealing, weigh more and maintenance on misting systems will be kept to a minimum. With over 30 years in selling, installing and servicing produce misting systems, US Water Systems recommends a reverse osmosis system fed each produce misting system.
If you are unsure what you need, call us at 800-608-USWA or e-mail one of our Certified Water Specialists and Misting Experts at firstname.lastname@example.org.