Passive Microclimate Environmental Control

While simple in theory, in practice, passive microclimate installations are most successful when a number of factors are considered. Foremost amongst them are:

  • the humidity level and range desired
  • the ambient conditions outside the enclosure
  • the size of the enclosure
  • the materials used to construct the enclosure
  • the leakage rate of the enclosure
  • the duration of the exhibition
  • the composition and size of the artefact
  • the type and quantity of passive buffer (such as ProSorb)

ProSorb Humidity Buffer Cassette

We are proud to be the Canadian representative for PROsorb humidity stabilizers.

PROsorb is a state-of-the-art buffering compound for humidity control in museum showcases, and is especially effective at humidity levels commonly found in museum display environments.