Need to Know FAQs

Turbo XE

Need to Know FAQs

  • What is the difference? "Direct-feed" vs "Hanging Sump"

    Direct-feed - Utilizes standard water pressure to feed water to the atomizing fan.

    Pros - Fewer components; increased relilability, lower unit cost, a visual scale; needle valve flow control.

    Cons - Requires drainage area for waste water control.

    Hanging Sump - Uses a sump pump to feed water to the atomizing fan.

    Pros - Recycles and conserves water, no drainage line.

    Cons - Added unit cost and components, a quarter-turn ball valve replaces the visual scale; needle valve flow control.

  • What is the fog particle size and will floors get wet?

    The particle size produced by Turbo XEs ranges from 10 to 40 microns. In this range, there is a probability of experiencing slightly wet floors (near the unit) for most interior applications.

    Turbo XEs have an unique adjustable flowmeter control that produces a range of average particle sizes.

    1. @ high fog output, particle size averages 40 microns in size
    2. @ mid fog output, particle size averages 25 microns in size
    3. @ low fog output, particle size averages 10 microns in size

    Particles measuring 50 microns or smaller will usually evaporate before hitting the floor. “Mother Nature’s” fog averages 5 to 10 microns in size.

    Whether your floors become wet or stay dry is largely dependent on the amount of fogging output and the unit’s mounting height. The fine-line between maximizing fog output and maintaining floor dryness is usually achievable. Every customer has different needs and this is why the adjustable flowmeter control is a key feature.

    Even the smallest fog particles can collide with others and result in fallout, while Turbo XEs also have occasional water drops fall from their housing. It's important to consider these factors when installing fogging equipment. We recommend suspending units up high and where there is no sensitive equipment directly underneath.

  • How energy efficient are the Turbo XEs?

    Energy Consumption Comparison

  • What size unit should I purchase?

    The Turbo XE-2000 works for most applications and is the unit we recommend most often.

    These larger units produce better quality fog, especially at higher flow rates. The main reason to consider a smaller unit would be to use in a small room application. You can use our Sizing Calculator to help you determine the appropriate HP fan.

  • Where should the Turbo XE be installed for best results?

    The optimal placement of Turbo XEs is high, overhead and out of reach, and oriented to propel fog in the direction of air flow.

    When considering where to install the fans, look for large, open areas up high. Allow adequate clearance directly in front of the fans, or objects that are too close could become wet and result in dripping. A Turbo XE aimed to propel fog horizontally will produce a downward arc in its fog pattern. Placing units higher allows more time for particles to evaporate as they fall, keeping floors drier. Mounting the equipment up high may allow for removal of the front guard and increased fogging output, requiring fewer units for large applications.