High humidity (RH) causes damage to the district heating network for many millions each year. It can feel dry in the air but there can still be water in the air on one level that is harmful. On the one hand, corrosion can occur on metal surfaces, but the big challenge can be to bring down the moisture level in the concrete so that corrosion on the reinforcement does not occur. If this happens, the concrete can be broken up with great costs in renovation as a consequence.
For a fixed monthly fee, you can secure these chambers from future maintenance and restoration costs.
DRY CLIMATE is a packaged offer where you can avoid costly renovations caused by moisture-related damage to the network chambers for a fixed monthly fee. A district heating chamber costs an average of SEK 150-300,000 to recover, excluding new equipment. An emergency online leak on a Christmas day morning costs even more. DRY CLIMATE is a smart and cost-effective insurance policy in order not to have to handle these costs.
We install a FLEX on the wall and keep the chamber dry and prosperous. You don't have to own anything and you don't have to worry about maintenance. The alternative is to buy dehumidifiers for the chambers that need protection - we can then help with installation and service. If you want to monitor the status, FLEX can be connected via Modbus. You can then also collect data from sensors connected to the dehumidifier with data on, for example, temperature and humidity. Our intelligent dehumidifiers are prepared to be connected to any monitoring system.
A SAFE WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Humid remote chambers are a perfect greenhouse for bacterial growth. Employees who work in that environment risk being infected and becoming seriously ill. Besides the environment being unpleasant to stay in. Dry chambers are an important work environment issue for the personnel who operate the district heating network. DRY CLIMATE is a simple and effective way to protect them when they do their job.
In a standard chamber it is usually sufficient with a FLEX unit to reach the right relative humidity level. We can advise on the selection and do a moisture study before the installation.
Do you need help, contact us.