Case studies

Friday, 31 July 2015

Land Rover

Land Rover is world renowned company, producing vehicles with a cross country capability for markets throughout the world. The steel used in manufacture was stored in a warehouse using a dry heat system. Corrosion was taking place and Desiccant was approached to provide a solution.

The solution was to maintain the humidity in the warehouse. 3 x DryAir 10,000VRF units were supplied. This system was revolutionary as a dry heat system had always been used. Inside the warehouse a temperature of 11degC over the ambient temperature had to be maintained. 

Dehumidification resulted in an 80% saving in running costs.

Friday, 31 July 2015

Unilever

With a total turnover in excess of £50b, Unilever are a worldwide international group. They claim to help improve the health and wellbeing of over 1 billion people per year.

Unilever’s food production lines were suffering from high temperatures and humidity. They were using a recirculation system with 25% fresh air.
Desiccant  supplied a DryAir30,000 VRF(S). This is a large capacity unit with post cooling within.

 

Friday, 31 July 2015

Subsea Innovation

Subsea Innovation are recognised as a world leader in the design and manufacture of highly sophisticated marine engineering solutions for Offshore, pipeline repair and recovery solutions.

They are a team of highly experienced engineering and diving professionals and supply men and equipment worldwide. Over 75% of its services are exported from the UK.

Subsea Innovations were experiencing major problems with condensation forming on a  slip ring providing power to a remote vehicle on the sea bed. Water spilling on to the outer casing caused the air to go past its dew point thus condensing. The solution was a DryAir 300VRA(HD). This unit is a small dryair with post cooling of the air, all within. The condensing coil was used to preheat the regeneration. O degC was achieved at all times.

 

Friday, 31 July 2015

Singapore Army

The Supply and Transport Group of the Singapore Army are responsible for the provision of supply and transport to all sections of the army. Vehicles include Main Battle Tanks and Armoured Personnel Carriers.

In addition to normal routine maintenance, it is essential that vehicles are thoroughly maintained to allow them to be kept in a high state of readiness.

When large heavy duty vehicles are stored for indefinite periods of time, the control of humidity and the condition of the batteries is vital to ensure a high state of readiness.

To keep heavy duty batteries continually in a constant state of readiness is both difficult and time consuming.

The Singapore Army approached Desiccant with the aim of developing a system which would solve the humidity problem and automate the battery maintenance.

The vehicles were to be stored in a Controlled Humidity Environment using DryAir 1500; DryAir 2500 and multiples of DryAir 500. This had the effect of reducing maintenance and labour costs and increasing the state of readiness. The batteries were to be maintained by Desiccants unique Fully Intelligent 4 Stage Battery Conditioning System (BCS). This system can determine the state of a battery at any given time, is capable of connecting 255 charging systems to the one panel and has total remote access. It has autovoltage detection and faults can be transmitted via Email or SMS. It also has a dead battery recovery capability.

This system has significantly reduced maintenance and labour costs as well as an increased state of readiness.

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