Desiccant Dehumidifiers in the Defence Industry
In the early 70's, NATO organisations began to use
desiccant dehumidifiers to protect valuable military
equipment against corrosion and degradation caused
by airborne moisture.
For storage applications, dehumidification is far more
effective and less expensive to operate than heating.
Even at a constant temperature relative humidity can
fluctuate wildly, the correct conditions for storage
seldom being achieved.
Our desiccant dehumidifiers use lower energy than
heating and operate effectively and efficiently at
all ambient temperatures - even below freezing.
Controlled humidity environments (CHE’s) have
now become standard practice for most militaries
Inactive ships, tanks, aircraft, weapons and supplies are maintained in a state of
readiness by dry air storage, thus providing an increased combat readiness.
In CHE’s there is negligible material degradation. Electrical and sensitive
electronic equipment is kept in good working order and ‘mean time between
failure’ (MTBF) rates have been significantly increased.
As equipment in CHE’s is constantly protected against the effects of moisture,
inspection and maintenance routines can be adjusted accordingly, resulting in
savings both on time and human resources.
Read Defence News Article on Army vehicles in storage (using our gas
reactivated industrial dehumidifiers) at Ashchurch, Gloucestershire here