MiniClima - Constant humidity in display cabinets, showcases & containers

The miniClima EBC can only be used for climate control in museum display cabinets, showcases and containers that are classified as air and steam tight. At about the same size as a large shoe box, the combined dehumidifier and humidifier unit is easily hidden from view in a separate compartment within the display showcase. The museum showcase or cabinet is connected to the miniClima EBC using two flexible hoses, forming an airtight recirculation system. Air is extracted from the case into the EBC where it is conditioned before being fed back into the cabinet.

 

By default the whole process takes place without mixing system air with ambient air. The sensor monitors both temperature and relative humidity and is mounted discreetly inside the display case. Once set in operation, the EBC continuously monitors the condition inside the showcase. If the measured RH value deviates from the required value (set point), the appropriate action is immediately initiated ie: dehumidification by condensing or humidification by evaporation.

 

Condensate from the dehumidification process is added to the unit's integral 500 ml water bottle which also provides the reservoir for the humidification process. The modes of operation "humidification" and "dehumidification" are indicated on the control panel visual display. Should the set value not be reached within a pre-set time, an alarm is activated. In addition to the integral alarm display on the panel, external remote alarm signalling is available using the potential free contact, thus providing the user with the possibility to install external alarming notification. The reset button quits the external alarm.

 

There are currently two size EBC's available (master units):

 

-          Model EBC 10 - for sealed cabinets not exceeding 3m³

-          Model EBC 11 - for sealed cabinets not exceeding 5m³  

 

If the volume of a cabinet exceeds the capacity of a single unit (master), further units (slaves) can be added to the system to increase the performance up to the level required. A slave unit is controlled by it's associated master unit. Each device is delivered ready to install, complete with all necessary hoses, hose connections, cables and a detailed installation and operation manual (electronic format)

 

Features

Regulation of the relative humidity in sealed showcases, depository cupboards, switch cabinets, etc..

  • No influence on the internal temperature during operation
  • Constant and even distribution of air and humidity levels

 

Protection of precious exhibits or sensitive components

  • Tight air recirculation system
  • No cross-contamination with ambient air
  • Continuous RH control
  • Optical and switchable acoustic alarms on the device panel
  • Potential-free contact for an external composite error alarm
  • Integrated data logger and interface on the device for data storage and read-out on a PC
  • Free data logger software (Windows)

 

Dehumidification or humidification - as required

  • Relative humidity accurately measured directly within the cabinet
  • A programmable digital humidity controller that initiates the appropriate action according to the preset values

 

Adaptable ·

Two master models available - serving volumes up to 3m³ or 5m³ · Slaves added to master unit to increase capacity

  • Optional accessories to meet individual specification

 

Simple, easy, effortless

  • Electric supply from a standard 13A socket
  • No external pipework
  • Simple to install with minimal maintenance

 

Unique

  • Compact
  • Silent in operation
  • Robust design
  • Portable

 

 

Miniclima Datasheet (Series EBC 10/11)

 

Recommended Volume of the Showcase

Not exceeding 3m³ (EBC 10) Not exceeding 5m³ (EBC 11)

Dehumidification Capacity at Ambient Conditions of 22ºC, 50% RH

2.3 g/h (EBC 10) 3.8 g/h (EBC 11)

Humidification Capacity at Ambient Conditions of 22ºC, 50% RH

5.0 g/h

Sample Achievable Set Point Range at Ambient Conditions of 22ºC, 50% RH.

30 to 75%RH

Permissible Ambient Conditions for Operation and Storage

5 to 35ºC / 15 to 80% RH, non-condensing

Tolerance - typically achievable

Setpoint at 30%RH: ±2%RH (max: ±3%RH) Setpoint at 75%RH: ±3%RH (max: ±5%RH)

Electrical Connection

90 to 264 VAC / 47 to 440 Hz

System Voltage (Internal)

12 VDC

Power Consumption

65 Watts (max)

Weight

6.6 kg (without accessories, bottle, flexible hoses, cables, etc..)

Noise Emission, free standing, measured from 1 m

48.1 dB(A)

Noise Emission, mounted in a showcase plinth, measured from 1 m

37 dB(A)

Housing Material

Coated steel sheet, 1.5 mm, Pigeon-blue (RAL 5014)

 

 

EBC10 (Master Set)

Constant Humidity Device for air volumes up to approximately 3m³

 

Standard configuration & scope of delivery (per unit)

  • RH/Temp sensor, ready to use with housing, cable (2.5m) and RJ45 plug
  • Mains cable (1.8m) with 3-pin connector and grounded mains plug
  • 3m flexi-hose UFX25 for connection between unit and display case
  • Flexi-hose connectors (2) with rubber seals for fixing UFX25 to display case
  • 0.5 litre water bottle Water high level alarm
  • Built-in data logger hardware
  • miniClima EBC Tool software on CD (1 per order)
  • Detailed installation & operation manual guide on CD (1 per order)

Optional Features

  • 2.0 litre water bottle (replaces standard bottle) - also available as upgrade kit
  • Water low level alarm
  • Stronger air fan ULV+ upgrade

 

Optional Accessories

  • Flanges for fixing flexi-pipe to case material thicker than 6 mm
  • Air circulation filter FLT25 (requires fan upgrade ULV+)
  • Air distribution box LVB25 (may also require fan upgrade ULV+)
  • Serial data cable RS232 for plugging EBC to a PC Serial to USB adapter cable for plugging EBC to PC without RS232 interface
  • Control cable for using EBC as a Slave

 

 

EBC11 (Master Set)

Constant Humidity Device for air volumes up to approximately 5m³

 

Standard configuration & scope of delivery (per unit)

  • RH/Temp sensor, ready to use with housing, cable (2.5m) and RJ45 plug
  • Mains cable (1.8m) with 3-pin connector and grounded mains plug
  • 5 m flexi-hose UFX32 for connection between unit and display case
  • Flexi-hose connectors (2) with rubber seals for fixing UFX32 to display case
  • 0.5 litre water bottle
  • Water high level alarm
  • Built-in data logger hardware
  • miniClima EBC Tool software on CD (1 per order)
  • Detailed installation & operation manual guide on CD (1 per order)

 

Optional Features

  • 2.0 litre water bottle (replaces standard bottle) - also available as upgrade kit
  • Water low level alarm
  • Stronger air fan ULV+ or ULV++ upgrade

 

Optional Accessories

  • Flanges for fixing flexi-pipe to case material thicker than 6 mm
  • Air circulation filter FLT32 (requires fan upgrade ULV+ or ULV++)
  • Air distribution box LVB25 (may also require fan upgrade ULV+ or ULV++)
  • Serial data cable RS232 for plugging EBC to a PC
  • Serial to USB adapter cable for plugging EBC to PC without RS232 interface
  • Control cable for using EBC as a Slave
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