Sterilization & Humidification
Protect precious artifacts, ensure comfort and sanitize equipment using steam.
Reliable, Clean High Pressure Steam
Several industries require high pressure steam to humidify spaces for occupant comfort, infection control and to preserve artifacts and sterilization to sanitize medical and laboratory equipment.
Museum Quality Humidification
Museums and historical facilities often require humidification to maintain a constant indoor climate that helps to preserve artifacts and prevent deterioration.
Medical Grade Sterilization
Hospitals and medical research facilities rely on high-pressure steam for sterilization of laboratory and medical equipment. This steam enables research facilities to disinfect laboratory equipment and hospitals to sterilize surgical tools and instruments.
Cage Washes & Vivarium
Laboratory and medical research facilities utilize district clean steam to sanitize animal vivarium space, cage and glass washes. District energy provides an energy efficient solution that researchers prefer and facility managers trust.
Reliable Clean Steam for Humidification and Sterilization
Saturated steam under pressure enhances the ability of heat to kill microorganisms. Hospitals and medical research facilities require sterilization to sanitize surgical equipment or laboratory equipment and glassware. Without the use of high-pressure steam for this purpose, these institutions would be at risk for patient infection or compromised medical experiments that could result in significant financial losses.
To preserve precious artifacts, many museums and historical facilities require humidification. The stabilization of air humidity helps to avoid tension in material and objects. Climatic fluctuations can destroy or damage artifacts by causing them to either expand or contract. Hospitals also require stringent humidification levels to aid in infection control and prevent dryness in the air, which can cause irritation in many parts of the body.
What Benefits Can Humidification and Sterilization Offer You?
Through our district energy networks, Vicinity serves several hospitals, medical research facilities and museums with high-pressure steam used for the purposes of humidification and sterilization. Because our district energy networks are backed by multiple plants, fuel sources and back-up generation, we are the premier choice for reliable and resilient energy supply for use in humidification and sterilization.
District Energy High-pressure Steam Benefits
- The ability for hospital and medical facilities to perform surgeries and medical procedures using disinfected equipment and maintain patient comfort and infection control through humification
- The use of steam for humidification provides proper clean room control and comfort for healing without the need to bandage
- The ability for scientists to focus on critical research activities through disinfection of laboratory equipment and glassware at medical research facilities
- The preservation of artifacts at museums and historic facilities through humification and delivery of a constant indoor climate
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