Humidity Control In Freezers
Quest Desiccant Dehumidifiers
Other Ways to Control Humidity in Freezers
While a dehumidifier is the best way to combat humidity in freezers and cold chain units, it must be used in conjunction with a few other best practices. For example, rapid doors, vapor barriers, vinyl curtains and/or air curtains are vital to ensure moisture infiltration is limited. Every second a door to the outside stays open, humidity is rushing into the conditioned space.
In addition to regular maintenance and service, a commercial freezer or cold chain unit needs to have high quality seals on all doors and panels. Without a reliable seal, moisture can infiltrate the unit and cause high humidity levels. A unit lacking a good seals is akin to leaving your front door open. Replacing old, cracked seals and maintaining a good quality seal can go a long way to keeping the system as efficient and cost-effective as possible.
How Does a Dehumidifier Work to Control Moisture?
In layman’s terms, desiccant dehumidifiers adsorbs water molecules out of the air into a desiccant wheel and then a second heated air stream removes the water from the desiccant wheel and sends it outside of the building in vapor form. In practice, this process can vastly improve the air quality within a freezer or cold chain unit and prevent the damaging effects of high relative humidity.
A dehumidifier can be added to an existing cold chain unit in conjunction with the unit’s refrigeration system. Quest desiccant dehumidifiers are an excellent investment if you want absolute climate control in your cold chain application.
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Published on Jul 30 2018
Last Updated on Jun 28 2021