Portable Dehumidifier Helps Prevent Corrosion

Many water plant managers spend thousands of dollars each year to repair humidity-related pipe corrosion when they could simply avoid the problem all together — and save money.

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Many water plant managers needlessly spend thousands of dollars each year to repair humidity-related pipe corrosion when they could simply avoid the problem all together — and save money.

Rather than fix damage — with paint and sanding — they could prevent it with humidity control, using efficient commercial dehumidifiers such as the Quest HI-E DRY 195.

The HI-E DRY 195 is a portable commercial dehumidifier that quickly and efficiently reduces humidity levels by removing 192 pints of water a day. The need for sanding and painting pipes or replacing bolts annually is almost nonexistent because corrosion is no longer a problem.

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The HI-E DRY 195 is a portable commercial dehumidifier that quickly and efficiently reduces humidity levels by removing 192 pints of water a day.

When it comes to costs, portable dehumidifiers are more affordable and efficient than large, rooftop units, a critical consideration for budget-­conscious municipalities. For instance, the HI-E DRY 195 is only $3,564 MSRP, versus more complicated options that can run $50,000 or more — a cost most cities aren’t interested in absorbing. Additionally, Quest dehumidifiers are some of the most efficient in the world. The HI-E DRY 195 pulls 5.9 pints per kilowatt hour (kWh), three times more efficient than large desiccant options.

When humidity is controlled, plants are safer because water is no longer dripping off pipes, creating slick floors that put staff at risk of falling. Also, the corrosion prevention that dehumidifiers like the HI-E DRY 195 provide goes beyond pipes; water can cause concrete floors to pit or break and high humidity can cause sensors to malfunction.

Humidity-related corrosion is especially problematic in the Midwest, where plants pull water from underground. Groundwater is consistently 55 degrees cooler than surface water and when humidity is high, water quickly forms on pipes, floors and other surfaces, which leads to corrosion. For these Midwest plants, dehumidifiers are critical tools for preventing corrosion — a costly and time-consuming hazard.

Additional HI-E DRY 195 features/specs include: an internal pump capable of lifting condensate 17 feet, 20 feet of condensate hose, and 115 V, 12-amp power unit. WW

Quest designs and manufactures powerful, energy efficient commercial dehumidification equipment. To learn more, visit www.questclimate.com.

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