Cumulus® has been known since 1991 for its innovation and pro-activity in the field of humidification systems. Adaptability and speed are our key values. We strive to provide the perfect climate for you and your business, and in doing so no obstacle is too high and no country too far away.
Currently we have more 2,000 satisfied customers. When combined, all our systems could humidify up to 250,000 litres per hour. Every project is important to us whether it is a small ultrasonic humidifier with a capacity of less than 0.5 litres per hour, or something larger, like our biggest project to date, which can humidify 2,000 litres per hour. For this project we were asked to provide humidification for four large halls at a shipyard. This project particularly demonstrates both our adaptability and ingenuity: we provided humidification both within the air handling units, and directly into the hall itself, whilst cooling the facility by means of adiabatic cooling, and all by using one integrated water treatment and humidification system. It’s a project we are particularly proud of, especially when we see their beautiful ships moored in Monte Carlo.
Speed is essential in a crisis. A recent customer required a humidification system within one week in order to reach a minimum relative humidity of 30%. The alternative was a considerable financial penalty. Despite the crisis occurring in December, our peak season, we found an immediate solution, eventually installing a humidification system within a false floor. The penalty was, of course, avoided.
The most important issue for us is the safety of our customers. The water used for humidification is inhaled with every breath that you, your customers and your employees take. Even before the disaster at Bovenkarspel, where more than 30 people died after contracting Legionnaires disease at a garden exhibition, safety was already paramount in all Cumulus® systems and had been since the early days. We do not cut corners where Legionella safety is concerned and we actively support our customers by providing information on the necessary precautions, such as regular analysis of water samples and continued risk assessments etcetera. We actively participated in formulating the ISSO 55.3, a Dutch engineering guideline on Legionella-safe design, and our systems are further approved by the German TÜV, complying with the German hygiene standard VDI 6022.
Directly after Legionella safety comes energy efficiency. We know how important it is for you to achieve the correct humidity and how humidification improves your climate. Humidifiers are not exempt from energy conservation laws so we strive to make our systems as energy efficient as possible. We prefer to work with adiabatic humidifiers because they have energy costs four times lower than those of electric steam humidifiers, and CO2 emissions that are three times lower. Naturally, however, for some projects electric steam humidifiers will still be the most suitable application and so for these projects we are proud to work with DriSteem, the market leader in the USA.
We can only guarantee our core values when we oversee the entire process ourselves. Therefore we at Cumulus® design our own systems, build them at our workshop in Cuijk, install them for you on location, and provide maintenance services. Our engineers will be there to solve any problems or faults should they unavoidably arise. In this way we ensure to continually deliver our innovative, optimal and flexible solutions to you and your business.
Of course, without our motivated employees and trusted partners, always willing to go that extra mile, we would not be able to realise our vision. Stability, commitment, cooperation and mutual learning are our key values and we are proud of what we achieve!
After a successful international career in the automotive industry, Wil has returned to his former professional field. Here he can apply the knowledge gained during his studies at Eindhoven University, where he specialised in heat and flow transfer. Cumulus offers him the opportunity to follow his passion; helping customers by implementing innovative solutions whilst working with a flexible and resolute team to expand the company both at home and abroad.
As a previous owner of Cumulus, Ruud is delighted to again be working with his former company. With more than 15 years experience of supplying humidifying systems to customers with varying needs, Ruud is known to be solution orientated. His motto is ‘Deliver What You Promise’.
After his experience with various companies in the HVAC business, Xander joined Cumulus as a sales engineer in 2014. Xander’s expertise lies in providing humidifiers for air handling units. He is particularly known for his ability to find solutions in old buildings where it is almost impossible to integrate a humidifier. Xander values the building of long-lasting partnerships with his clients, to mutual benefit.
After many years of experience in HVAC, specialising in climate control, Ben joined Cumulus in 2010 and is well versed in all varieties of humidification systems.
It is his belief that good advice is both essential and valued by his customers.
The most interesting challenge for him is finding the right solution for his client, and saving them the most money in the process.
Following a career in the field of HVAC, Fred has now been a specialist in humidifying systems at Cumulus for a number of years. His expertise and advice in engineering custom-fit humidifiers means he can always provide a system tailored to the customers needs. His motto is ‘there are no problems, only solutions.’
After many years experience in the printing industry, Antonio joined Cumulus as a sales engineer in 2008. His experience and understanding has led him to focus on designing water treatment units and humidifiers for the printing and graphics industries.
With a focus on both safety and hygiene, he will be pleased to advise how we can assist in increasing productivity and improving the work environment.
Ron has been with Cumulus as a senior advisor since 2005. His passion lies in the development of sustainable, low energy, and legionella safe systems. His knowledge and expertise has led to Ron making an active contribution to the ISSO 55.3 publication detailing legionella safety for adiabatic humidifiers. Ron is chiefly active with advising and supporting consultants in the design of complete HVAC systems. He is also a board member of the North Holland branch of the TVVL.