Posted by Jim Metzger | Aug 30, 2018 8:06:00 AM 0 Comments

To manage humidity, mold and mildew, dehumidifiers are a critical tool responsible for enhancing a space’s comfort, function, and overall operation. In large scale commercial and industrial spaces, consistent ventilation, moisture management, and desired room air temperature pose a particularly complex challenge.

What is a Commercial/Industrial Air Dehumidifier?

Dehumidifiers are broadly designed with the same goal: control dew point and relative humidity within a space. This means managing problems like mold, mildew, and moisture-related damage to create a healthy, pleasant indoor environment.

Dehumidifier designs and technology can be split into three major categories: residential, commercial, and industrial. A residential unit is relatively low in cost, operates on 115 volts and is normally portable and not well suited for constant operation. Commercial and industrial dehumidifiers can operate on any available voltage or phase and are normally permanently installed with an air duct distribution system.  They can perform many functions, other than dehumidification, like adding room heating or cooling in the process. They can also incorporate a variety of return air filtration products that can help to solve odors and filter out small duct particles problems among others. They are constructed in heavy duty steel cabinets suited for outdoor rooftop or indoor installation.

A commercial model is built to last, which subsequently leads to a higher price point. These systems boast the power to protect machinery from potential electrical failure, manage large pool rooms, maintain merchandise quality, and preserve building integrity, proving the value of their increased cost.

Benefits and Applications: Commercial Air Management

A commercial room dehumidifier solves high moisture build-up and humidity problems in a wide range of environments, including but not limited to:

  • Commercial swimming pool rooms
  • Spa rooms and health clubs
  • Hotels
  • Gyms, YMCAs, and YWCAs
  • High schools, universities, and educational facilities
  • Retirement communities
  • Hospitals, healthcare centers, and physical therapy offices

Commercial dehumidifiers are designed to address unique, high volume demands and stringent, mandatory health codes. Continuous blower operation, outdoor make-up air requirements, specialized exhaust fan engineering, proper condensate rejection, and healthy working room air temperatures are all important considerations in a commercial system.

Benefits and Applications: Industrial Air Management

The control of relative humidity and dew point in industrial environments directly affects equipment, products, and working conditions. An industrial dehumidifying solution is critical to operations in but not limited to:

  • Waste and fresh water treatment plants
  • Archive storage facilities and museum environments
  • Art and artifact restoration and management
  • Indoor grow rooms and hydroponics
  • Laboratories
  • Printing facilities
  • Grinding and machining operations
  • Food packaging and processing
  • Any project where controlling relative humidity is critical

Industrial dehumidifiers remove room air moisture in accordance with location standards and particular industry specifications, maintaining consistent quality and outperforming traditional air conditioning systems. Dehumidification systems adjust according to changes in seasons and weather, supporting proper product quality and safe equipment performance. Condensation, potential rust problems, and unnecessary energy loss can all be eliminated with well-designed dehumidification technology.

Working with DCA

The Dehumidifier Corporation of America (DCA) engineers technology supported by air-cooled systems, geothermal energy, water cooling towers, water chillers, and water-cooling with both processed and city water sources.

From managing vast square footages to combatting dense, hot, humid climates, DCA equipment delivers with reliable performance and innovative technology. We outfit pool rooms, industrial manufacturing facilities, and even gyms with custom engineered, expertly sized air management solutions, to name a few.

Commercial and Industrial Dehumidifiers help to control dust, mold, rust, and moisture-related damage to the structural integrity of your facility. High quality air management enhances comfort and productivity, all while protecting products, furnishings, and equipment.

Available in various cabinet configurations with both indoor and outdoor installation options, high performance dehumidifiers offer serious impact with a small footprint. To learn more about how DCA engineers can enhance your operation’s air quality and eliminate excess humidity, reach out to request a quote today.

Topics: industrial dehumidifiers, humidity, Dehumidification Strategies


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