Dehumidification plays a key role in the housekeeping maintenance of waste and fresh water treatment facilities. Metal surfaces such as holding, treatment and filtration tanks, pipes and pump room equipment are exposed to cold water that often brings their surface temperature below the room’s dew point temperature. When this happens, moisture forms on these surfaces causing rusting and corrosion.
During warm months, just about every location east of the Rocky Mountains feels the muggy effects of high dew points. The resulting high relative humidity produces a host of issues for businesses such as printing, machining, archive storage, food packaging, electronic component providers and clean rooms.
As moist air takes over in summer, manufacturers often struggle to maintain consistent room moisture. Even with air conditioning, relative humidity can rise to unacceptable levels for equipment operation and product integrity. The only solution is to add a dedicated dehumidification system to remove unwanted moisture while maintaining a desired room air temperature.
Humidity and moisture control is a concept truly understood by few people. For the most part, human beings are most comfortable between 40% and 60% relative humidity. In winter’s colder temperatures, percent relative humidity can fall well below 40%. Warm summer months can push it far above 60%.
Now's the time to take action concerning your seasonal humidity control issues that seem to come up every year during the warm, humid summer months. You can recognize that time of year when the normal use of room air conditioning doesn’t control the excess humidity. Moisture problems can cause production down time, product degradation, wet walls and ceilings, and many of the other common problems.
With the holidays now behind us, it’s time to focus our attention on the next big event – the 2014 AHR Expo New York at the Javits Center. The Expo is fast approaching, and will take place January 21st to the 23rd. It’s a must-attend event for professionals in the HVACR industry, and focuses on advancing energy efficiency and sustainability.
Topics: Company Updates
There’s been a lot of chatter around the manufacturing sector about November 19th being designated the first annual American Made Matters Day by the American Made Matters organization. The day is meant to encourage consumers to choose at least one American-made product out of all of their purchases that day. With the holidays right around the corner, now’s the perfect time to add American-made products to your shopping carts.
Topics: Made In America
Rather than conform to the belief that all good things come to end, here at Dehumidifier Corporation of America (DCA) we believe that all good things continue to get better. As such, we’ve updated our web presence to better reflect all that we do and make it easier for customers and prospects to find what they’re looking for on our website.
Topics: Company Updates
It’s hard to believe that fall is here, but with fall comes the annual celebration of the manufacturing industry. Manufacturing Day took place on October 4th this year, and for many states (including Wisconsin), the festivities last all month long.
As summer heat begins to fade, air conditioners are being turned down and prepped for idle months ahead. But just because the air conditioner loses its appeal during the fall and winter, don’t assume your dehumidifier will follow suit. While the two appliances are closely related, they are different devices serving different needs.