Dry Air Storage using Desiccant Dehumidifiers
Although relative humidity is influenced by heating, it is a common
misconception that moisture sensitive materials should be stored in a
Even at a constant temperature the relative humidity can fluctuate wildly,
the correct storage humidity seldom being achieved.
In winter, heating creates an atmosphere which is very often too dry. In
summer when heating systems are switched off, a decrease in night
time temperature will cause a significant rise in the relative humidity,
frequently to a level where the products can be damaged.
Excessive airborne moisture is one of the most destructive naturally
occurring elements. Normally invisible, it affects both the quality and
shelf life of food, raw materials and finished products.
Sustained exposure to high moisture levels causes corrosion of metals, solidification of powders,
degradation of chemicals, disintegration
of cardboard and the promotion of
To comply with building regulations,
heated buildings require minimum
standards of insulation.
As this does not apply to humidity controlled stores, not only can new stores
be constructed quickly using cheaper, lighter materials but there will also be
substantial energy savings, especially in larger volume buildings.
As most materials are not sensitive to lower temperatures, the most effective
and efficient solution to protecting products in storage is by using a
desiccant dehumidifier to maintain the correct relative humidity at all