Storage of raw materials, part finished and finished products benefit from a fully climate controlled environment.
Year-round stable humidity control in dry storage areas will prevent condensation, improve powder flow and reduce the need for frequent cleaning.
We have a range of desiccant dehumidifier solutions for storage in chilled stores, tent stores and for products pneumatically transported and stored in silos and during haulage.
Apart from some fluids, most products are insensitive to fluctuations in temperature whereas variations in relative humidity have a destructive impact. By controlling the humidity and keeping the storage climate constant year-round, a high product quality will be maintained, hygiene is improved, waste can be reduced and a longer shelf life is secured.
Benefits of Dehumidification:
• Ensures quality of product
• Improves product flow
• Reduces product waste
• Prevents ingredient lumping and build-up
• Reduces production stops for cleaning
• Decreases drying time after sanitation
A Munters dehumidification climate controlled storage facility offers:
– Constant storage climate around the year
– No condensation disturbing product quality
– Improved hygiene (poor growth conditions for mould and fungus at low relative humidity)
– Optimum usage of installed cooling performance
Dry bulk handling
Storing dry bulk materials in silos or transporting powders in pneumatic conveying systems can be problematic. Reduced product quality, lost production, blocked pipes, and a need for intensive regular equipment maintenance are common requirements. Lower productivity and higher production costs are the result.
Operators of silos or conveying systems are often aware of the effects of excessive moisture. Relative Humidity (RH) levels are difficult to counteract as they change throughout the day and season.
Pneumatic conveying is also affected by increases in air pressure, as this also increases the likelihood of condensation forming. The moisture regain due to condensation causes many ingredients and powder that would otherwise convey smoothly, to stick together. As a result, these products build-up in conveying lines.To minimize the effects of product build-up, mechanical devices such as vibration pads, hammers etc., are often fitted to bulk handling equipment prior to delivery. However, this approach does not solve the core problem and, as a result, the powders still lump together.
Protection year round:
Munters provides the preventive solution by controlling the relative humidity and the dewpoint of the air. (The dewpoint is the temperature at which moisture starts to condense out of the air onto the walls or products.)
Conveying and unloading:
When hygroscopic ingredients and powders absorb moisture, they became sticky and build up inside conveying lines. the resulting flow problems slow the process, create sanitation concerns and eventually cause costly downtime.Pre-drying the air ensures that products are transported dry. The result is quick and continuous problem-free conveying with no unscheduled production stops. Many high volume manufacturing companies receive their hygroscopic ingredients by truck.
Pre-drying the air used in their pneumatic conveying lines ensures that products are transported dry into silos. The same dehumidified air used for conveying can be delivered into the silo or hopper, and will not cause the ingredients inside to solidify. Munters equipment gives many years trouble free operation.
With over 17 years of experience in the industry SMAC Enterprises has assisted many clients in various industries by providing air treatment solutions for storage of goods.
Contact SMAC Enterprises today for a complimentary assessment and let our Munters trained air treatment specialists recommend the correct Munters dehumidifier from the Munters Air Treatment range suited for your unique industry.
SMAC Enterprises are sole distributors of Munters desiccant dehumidifiers for South Africa and Southern Africa.