Klima-Therm supplies dehumidification solutions for industrial processes, manufacturing and storage based on innovative desiccant wheel drying technology.
This pioneering dehumidification solution is suitable for a range of industries including battery production, data centres, the food & beverage sector, drugs & pharmaceuticals, and document storage/archiving in museums.
The Health & Safety Executive recommends levels of relative humidity in the range of 40 to 70% for a workplace environment. Meanwhile, keeping humidity below 50% in an industrial setting is key to preventing corrosion.
Dehumidification can be usefully applied in industries that have to store corrosive parts (car manufacture etc.). It generally aids with equipment longevity in plant rooms etc., paying for itself by extending equipment shelf-life.
In food processing and cold storage, dehumidification is used to prevent condensate which can lead to mould. Dehumidifiers are also used in fridges, cold stores, wine storage, freezers, etc.
Other areas that benefit from dehumidifiers include healthcare and pharmaceuticals, electronics, the printing & paper industry, indoor growing, air handling dehumidification, and batteries.
The main advantages of industrial desiccant dehumidification
Desiccant dehumidification solutions are increasingly attractive because they have a particularly high moisture removal rate and are extremely energy efficient, consuming less electricity than other humidification types. They can therefore offer significant cost savings in the form of lower energy bills.
Their simple design minimises maintenance demands and they require less space. They are also reliable, robust, lightweight, and compact, making them easy to relocate and versatile in terms of applications.
How does desiccant wheel humidification work?
Desiccant wheel dehumidifiers operate on very different principles to cooling-based dehumidifiers. Rather than cooling the air to condense its moisture, they ‘attract’ moisture from the air.
These devices employ a solid desiccant (a hygroscopic substance used to bring about a state of dryness) and a small, internal heater. Typical wheel dehumidifiers contain rotors with a large surface area that are packed with desiccant crystals impregnated into a substrate. The crystals attract and retain moisture from the air.
Desiccant wheel dehumidifiers use a process called ‘adsorption’ where water molecules are held on the surface of the slowly turning desiccant wheel (rather than being absorbed into the desiccant).
The moisture-laden desiccant wheel then rotates slowly into a second airstream that has been heated in order to it dry off. Finally, the collected moisture is expelled outside through ductwork.
Desiccant wheel humidification from Klima-Therm
Klima-Therm offers an extensive range of high-performance industrial dehumidification systems that reliably and accurately regulate the amount of moisture in the air to overcome the problems associated with high humidity.
Our comprehensive service includes designing/installing dehumidification systems to existing schemes, such as working alongside an air handling unit, or as a standalone system.
Available in a host of distinctive designs for a wide variety of applications, our exceptional dehumidification solutions are backed by outstanding service and support.
Klima-Therm is a forward-looking company that you can trust. We offer only the most advanced HVAC equipment that features dependable, high-performance, tried-and-tested technology.
Contact Klima-Therm now to find out about our wide range of industrial dehumidification systems and discover how they can support your business.