• The Courtauld Gallery.
    The Courtauld Gallery.

CAREL has completed the installation of a humidification system at The Courtauld Gallery, at Somerset House in London.

The project involved the installation of seven heaterSteam humidifiers and four Water Treatment Systems.

These systems are designed to ensure precise humidity control, maintaining a stable 50% relative humidity, essential for the preservation of the gallery's exhibits.

Preventive maintenance, part of the CAREL solution, also ensures the continuous operation of the humidifiers and provides a high level of support to the museum.

Indoor air quality control is a fundamental, albeit often overlooked, aspect of museum management.

The installation of CAREL's isothermal humidification systems and reverse osmosis water treatment, configured to match the air handling units, has made humidity management more efficient, enabling the facility to achieve the highest standards in terms of indoor air quality and service continuity, regardless of the diverse environmental needs within the gallery.

Group sales & marketing manager of CAREL’s services department, Serena Ometto, said the installation was a unique challenge due to the critical need for precise humidity control to protect the valuable artworks.

"Our team worked closely with the gallery to ensure our heaterSteam humidifiers and water treatment systems were tailored to their specific requirements,” Ometto said.

“The successful implementation of these systems underscores our commitment to providing high-quality service and innovative solutions.

“CAREL UK's service department provided an in-house service team and a network of partners to ensure the humidifiers operate seamlessly, ensuring efficient operation to protect the museum's investment."

The installation will maintain optimal environmental conditions to preserve the art collection housed by the Samuel Courtauld Trust.