Desiccant Dry Air FAQs

Air Treatment

What is the treatment of air?

Air treatment is the process of cleaning the air in your surroundings, freeing it of humidity, dust, potential disease and toxins. This allows you to provide dry, oil and carbon monoxide free air to your staff or your loved ones. Methods of treating air include dehumidifying, and biofiltration which involves subjecting pollutants in the air to biodegradation through the use of microorganisms.

What are the purposes of air treatment?

Air treatment has many purposes, since air is a vital component in almost every aspect of everyday life. Applications of air treatment can include:

● Mould/damp control
● Faster drying clothes
● Antibacterial purposes
● Removing dust mites
● Breathing better
● Reducing allergens
● Making your space smell better

Air treatment is versatile and is perfect for both commercial and domestic properties. It enhances the quality of life in whatever space it is working in, making it ideal for both relaxation and productivity.

Are air purifiers any good?

Air purifiers are good for removing harmful air particles and improving air quality in your home or commercial space, such as airborne allergens or mould, but in order to get the most out of them, they should always be used in conjunction with professional air treatment techniques and equipment. Air purifiers typically only cover one room, so investing in proper air treatment is definitely necessary if you’re looking to improve the air quality of an entire floor or building.

How do air dryers work?

Air dryers work by cooling air until the moisture in the air condenses into water. Warm, humid air enters the dryer, which then gets cooled to about 3 degrees celsius. As the air cools, the airborne moisture condenses, and forms water, which is then collected and separated from the now dry air. The dry air is then heated back up to room temperature, and returned to circulation.

Control Engineering

What do control engineers do?

The job of a controls engineer is to design solutions for dynamic systems, so that they will behave in the desired manner. This means that control engineers will implement designs in these dynamic systems, so that under certain conditions, known as ‘control’ conditions, the dynamic machinery will provide a certain result.

Are control engineers in demand?

Yes. Control engineers are vital across hundreds of different industries, making them a very valuable part of any team. Since many different dynamic systems are an ever-evolving science that are constantly improving, control engineers have been a permanent and necessary part of bringing the technology forward, meaning they have been in demand for decades, and will be for decades to come.

What sectors can control engineering help with?

Control engineering can help in an abundance of sectors, including (but not limited to): medicine, agriculture, horticulture, confectionery, military, supermarkets, pharmaceuticals, stadiums and construction. Often, the process for one industry is totally transferable to the next, making it easy for control engineers to remain versatile by having experience in multiple sectors.

How can control engineers help with air treatment?

Control engineers play a big part in designing and making ventilation systems, which assist in air treatment. On bigger sites which need air treatment, such as organic compounds, control engineers also have a hand in designing the incinerators that take care of the polluted, filtered out air. A control engineer’s job is to design and implement changes in a system to make it produce the desired result under certain controlled conditions, which plays a big part when it comes to getting the desired air filtration results.

Military Storage

How does air treatment benefit military storage?

Air treated military storage is beneficial since it extends the life of many military vehicles and equipment. Since the 1950s, dry air facilities were used to store military vehicles, such as ships, and since then, countries all around the world have used desiccant equipment to extend the life of inactive equipment. This makes air-treated storage extremely cost effective, both in terms of replacements/repairs and general maintenance costs, and efficient, since inactive vehicles are closer to combat ready at all times.

When did air treated storage become popular for military use?

The use of dry air to store military equipment began in the 1950s by the US military, after the Korean war, to store ships and other machinery. This was popularised in the 1970s, when the practice came to Europe through countries such as Denmark and Sweden, where it evolved into the use of desiccant equipment to lower maintenance costs and save time getting said equipment combat ready.

What type of equipment can air treated military storage facilities take?

These facilities can store any number of military equipment, from vehicles and machinery, to medicine and surveillance equipment. Air treated spaces are particularly effective for military uniforms, as facilities without dry air often attract mould or mildew. This is not a problem with dry air, which has been through the removal of any airborne organisms or debris. Humidity can affect any type of military equipment, from scopes to and submarines to ammunition and weaponry, so it is important to store these sensitive items in environments with controlled humidity.

How does air treatment extend the life of inactive military equipment?

Many materials used in military vehicles are subject to corrosion and rusting if there are any organisms or excess water in the air. This damage is not just cosmetic; the wiring and any other electrical elements will suffer, including faults or inaccuracies in any readings or results. Therefore, it is important for these vehicles to be in an air treated area – if the necessary ingredients for corrosion aren’t present, there will be a significant decrease in damage, making your equipment more sustainable. The same can be said for non-metal items such as military uniforms, which will not be subject to mould or mildew if they are stored in a dry air facility.

Purification/Filtration System

Do air purification systems work?

Yes, air purification systems have been proven to successfully remove harmful and unclean particles from the air. While they’re successful at this, they usually only cover a room, so in order to have the best results, air purifying systems should be used in conjunction with other air treatment equipment when covering a wider area such as an office or a house.

Do air filtration systems work for Covid 19?

While air filtration systems are useful for removing airborne particles and contagions, treating air alone will not protect your employees or loved ones from coronavirus. It is important to still use masks, social distance, and work from home where possible to limit contact and stop the spread of airborne contaminants.

Can air filtration systems remove viruses?

Air filtration systems are good at removing some airborne contagions, but should not be relied on to completely remove pathogens from your space, as it does not account for germs spread through close contact, or germs left on surfaces. When trying to stop the spread of a virus, air filtration should be used in conjunction with other methods, such as hand washing, wearing masks, and social distancing.

What industrial sectors are air purification systems useful for?

Air purification systems are useful in virtually any sector, since there are health benefits to breathing clean air. However, they can also be useful to certain products, such as military equipment or medicine equipment, as clean air can extend the life of products made of a variety of different materials. For example, removing pathogens from the air makes medical equipment safer, and pure air reduces the amount of corrosion that a metal vehicle such as a ship might experience.

Precision Component Manufacturing

What is a precision component?

A precision component is a highly precise machine part that is custom made for the business that uses them. Typically used in industries such as dentistry, medicine, and technology, these extremely tiny machine components are crucial in creating functional equipment for sensitive areas.

What does precision mean in manufacturing?

When it comes to manufacturing, precision can refer to the size of certain components (the more precise they are, the smaller they are), or it can refer to how accurately a machine can do its job. This means doing a job in exactly the same way every single time, with no faults and errors – not deviating from its original specifications and dimensions.

Why is precision so important in manufacturing parts?

Precision is important in manufacturing parts because it allows for each product to come out exactly the same. Furthermore, when making products such as medical equipment and vehicle parts, absolute precision is essential for the safety of those who go on to use the equipment. Even in industries where accuracy isn’t so important, precision manufacturing offers a low cost method of getting exactly the same product every time, with no deviation from the original design and dimensions.

What types of components can be high precision?

Across many different industries, there can be a range of processes that require high precision. These include: folding, cutting, turning, lasers, water cutting, milling, and welding. Components for these purposes need to be designed by precision engineers to ensure total accuracy when it comes to their performance when being used later on.

Battery Management

What is a battery management system?

A battery management system is an electric system that monitors a rechargeable battery by recording the state, any secondary data, controlling its environment, reporting said data, and making sure everything is balanced. This allows the battery to be protected from damage, extending its life. The use of a battery management system ensures the safety and durability of the battery.

Do I need a battery management system?

This really depends on what type of batteries you have. Lithium batteries don’t really need a battery management system, Battery management systems built into devices such as phones or laptops will extend battery life, allowing the battery to keep up with the evolution of other technology such as processors. Battery management systems are most important in vehicles, namely military vehicles, where electronics are a non-negotiable part of the vehicle itself. This includes the use of scopes, radars, and certain kinds of weaponry.

Does a battery management system charge the battery?

While a battery management system records and reports data and provides the battery with protection, a battery management system will not actually charge the battery. This still needs to be done manually. More complex battery management systems may offer battery charge control capabilities, but this is not a feature in standard battery management systems.

How do you test battery management systems?

Since battery management systems are reliant on software, this software is tested on computers before being embedded onto battery management system hardware. These tests include running multiple reports to measure their accuracy, which can then be used to alter the requirements of data collection to make sure its exactly what the user needs.

Desiccant dehumidifiers

What is a desiccant dehumidifier?

A desiccant dehumidifier is a humidifier that uses a desiccant (drying) material to absorb moisture from the air. A fan draws air into the dehumidifier, and then the air is passed through this material that absorbs the moisture, in a similar fashion to the way in which silica gel dehumidifies. The desiccant material used in desiccant dehumidifiers is typically Zeolite.

Are desiccant dehumidifiers better?

Desiccant dehumidifiers do have advantages over other types of dehumidifying units. They are typically quieter, lighter and smaller than compression dehumidifiers, and are much more effective when it comes to extracting water vapors from the air, meaning that the air is dehumidified in a much shorter time when compared to other units and models.

When should I use a desiccant dehumidifier?

You should use a desiccant dehumidifier when working in colder spaces such as garages and basements, since desiccant dehumidifiers work better at lower temperatures, especially when compared to compression dehumidifiers, since they don’t use a cold surface to collect the water. Compressor humidifiers are required to be colder than the air itself, so when being used in a cold room, it spends more of its power defrosting itself rather than dehumidifying the air.

How does a desiccant dehumidifier work?

Desiccant dehumidifiers work by drawing air in using a fan, then cooled so that the water vapor in the air turns into condensation. This is then absorbed into the desiccant material, and the air is heated to room temperature and released. The condensation is then heated back up separately, and expelled from the dehumidifier as water vapor.

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