The VAPOUR 2 is a universal humidifier device for use in intensive care and to be utilized in anesthesia applications. Its key feature is a special autoclavable water column, which grants a high warming capacity. The electronically heated humidifier is capable of being adapted to any type of intensive care ventilator or anesthesia machine. The water temperature is kept constant during continuous or intermittent ventilation at low or high flows due to the water column having a capacity of 250 ml over the standard size. The user-friendly device has temperature indicating lighting during the warming phase and provides indication of when the set temperature has been reached.