In March 2012, ADAC’s new headquarters officially opened for business after six years of construction. Since December 2011, the office has been home to some 2,400 employees in over 100 professions, who were previously spread out across seven different locations. Bringing them all together in one place will encourage innovative ways of working, improve the speed of business processes, and simplify member services. The ‘Star of Sendling’ is also a point of pride for the ADAC automobile club — one which has become a lasting part of the Munich skyline, and could well become another of the city’s best-known symbols.
Designed by the Sauerbruch/Hutton architectural team, the building consists of a 93-meter glass tower with over 1,000 windows in 22 bright colors, and a curved, star-shaped base. Condair DL hybrid humidifiers provide a constant supply of hygienic humidity.
The Condair DL is the next generation of the Condair Dual2—the world's most successful system for adiabatic humidification. Its hygienic credentials have proven successful in practice and were verified and certified by independent organizations with public responsibility.
Hybrid humidification relies exclusively on the advantages of atomization and evaporation. This results in the sustainable resolution of key problems which can emerge when these technologies are used in isolation. The humidification system is therefore the first choice in terms of hygiene, energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
Further information on the Condair DL
Patented HygienePlus® method
Basically, air conditioners and humidification devices are not sterile areas. Even when humidifying water of drinking-water quality is used, this is never completely germ-free. Therefore, microbes can always settle and form hazardous biofilms in humidifiers and in damp areas of air conditioners. Suitable hygiene measures are therefore essential to hinder the growth and propagation of pathogens in adiabatic humidifiers. The germ diagram points out the rapid propagation of microorganisms when no appropriate steps are taken to contain them. The patented HygienePlus® method provides for healthy air and a lasting hygienic environment.
Energy-efficient low-pressure system
The low-pressure mode of operation translates to significant energy savings due to the lesser compression work.
By combining the Condair DL humidifier and the reverse osmosis of the Condair AT2, even a pressure booster pump on the humidification system becomes superfluous!
Low-pressure systems generally get by with a significantly shallower design depth than high-pressure humidifiers. Due to the arrangement of the evaporator ceramics so that they cover the full area, and as a result of the spray cone of the molecular diffuser nozzles, the entire overall depth of the Condair DL can be reduced to up to 600 mm. Thanks to its compact design, the humidification chamber can also be shortened, achieving a significant saving in materials.