Condensation has long been an issue on windows and doors. Not only can it be time consuming to wipe away, but it also obscures views. Particularly in the morning after a chilly night.
Condensation forms on glass and other cold surfaces due to two factors.
- Excess humidity in the air
- Temperature difference between a surface and the surrounding humid air
Windows, doors and glass partitions are particularly susceptible to condensation as they are regularly installed in environments that meet the above criteria.
The temperature at which a surface must be to allow condensation to form, is known as its Dew Point. This is calculated by several factors, including the temperature and relative humidity of the surrounding air.
If glass in a window, door, or partition falls below the dew point, condensation will begin to form on either the inside pane or the outside pane of glass, depending on the conditions and time of year.
NUCLR heated glass can ensure that the surface does not drop below the dew point – preventing the build up of condensation entirely.
Low power is required to use NUCLR for anti-condensation, as little as 50-150W/m2 of glazing is sufficient to heat the glass to anywhere between 20°C – 35°C.
NUCLR for anti-condensation is often used in swimming pool areas, such as our West Hampstead Case Study:
Recently, we have also used NUCLR to prevent condensation on an enclosure at one of the UK’s leading Zoos. We hope to have a case study completed soon.