Dehumidification efficiently protects grounded aircraft from moisture related damage on a short or long term basis and ensure operational readiness for airlines and airports around the world.
The world’s airlines have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. Many aircraft have been grounded indefinitely, and are now at significant risk of costly damage from moisture related issues such as condensation, mould and corrosion.
The Munters solution
Fleet owners, aircraft owners, national airlines and maintenance hubs at airports can all benefit from finding the right climate control solution for their needs – Munters has global experience with preservation of grounded aircraft, military as well as civil.
By protection the interior of the grounded aircraft by means of Munters dehumidification, the humidity within the cabin will be lowered and fully controlled. Maintaining the relative humidity at a low level, irrespective of the outdoor fluctuating conditions, the cabin incl. seats, carpets, electronics will be effectively protected against any humidity related damages.
How does it work?
- – Packaged system that can be delivered directly to site
- – Flexible options: units available for purchase or short/long term rental.
Protection of turbines
For the protection of smaller turbines a so-called ”fresh air solution” is recommended. Dry air from the dehumidifier is lead to the turbine and the wet air exits the turbine into the open.
For bigger turbines the wet air is returned to the dehumidifier’s dry air inlet, in a so-called “return air system”.This principle will increase both energy efficiency and dehumidification capacity.
Protection of aircraft interior
The dehumidifier is placed centrally in the cabin. By means of the extraction fan in the dehumidifier, the humid air from the cabin enters the dehumidifier and the humidity is absorbed by the desiccant wheel (rotor).
The dry air leaving the rotor is distributed within the cabin via flexible ducts along the aisle,
typically under the seats. This allows for efficient protection of all parts of the cabin.The in- and outlet for the air used for the regeneration of the rotor can be lead to the open air via an opening in a window, e.g. in one of the doors of the aircraft.
Decades of experience in providing humidity control systems for civil and military aviation. Through climate control solutions for manufacturing of aircraft components and testing, plus CTT Systems’ Cair and Zonal Drying System using Munters low humidity solutions.
SMAC Enterprises are sole distributors for Munters AirTec supplying commercial and industrial desiccant dehumidifiers within South and Southern Africa