Basics Of Dehumidification And Cooling

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The summer season brings a lot of sunshine with it. We all like the sunshine, but it is the scorching heat of the summer that bothers everyone. With the rise in temperature, there is a huge rise in humidity as well. More than the temperature, the humidity is what causes a lot of discomfort. Generally, there is a confusion regarding the exact nature of humidity. In simple terms, humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air. Humidity reduces the rate at which moisture gets evaporated. Humidity is mainly measured in three ways namely absolute, relative and specific humidity. Absolute humidity deals with the water content in the air, whereas relative humidity uses percentage to describe its relativity to the maximum temperature and specific humidity describes it in the ratio form. Now that we have a better understanding of what humidity is, understanding dehumidification and cooling becomes a lot easier.

Dehumidification is the process of removing atmospheric moisture. Excess humidity has a severe effect on residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Earlier, these buildings were designed in such a way that they allowed air moisture to flow freely between the interiors and exteriors of the buildings. This mainly can be attributed to weak insulation. Now-a-days, buildings are heavily sealed, leading to a new problem called condensation. Water flows through the walls due to the capillary action. To solve this problem a dehumidification and cooling system is required. When this technique is used in industrial settings it is known as industrial dehumidification.

If you are facing problems related to humidity, then they need to be tackled as soon as possible. They can be hazardous to your health as well as your building. Symptoms of humidity are damp or wet walls, peeling and blistering wallpaper, swelling of wooden furniture and health deterioration especially, cases of cough. A dehumidifier pulls damp sticky air into it, cools it rapidly and condenses the moisture. The dried, dehumidified air is sent back into the room with the help of a fan. The collected water is either stored or is drained out, depending on the chosen setting and compatibility of the model. Dehumidifiers are mostly placed where there is excess moisture. Places like basements, bathrooms, kitchens, indoor pool areas etc are more suitable to house the dehumidifier.

Industrial dehumidification is the need of the hour. Pharmaceutical industries, medical industries, workshops, production rooms, warehouses storing food grains, sugar, fertilizers etc. should have a industrial dehumidifier. It eliminates condensation on windows, doors, water pipes, electronic and other equipment. It prevents stains on ceilings and walls. It safeguards metals from rusting as well.

Aabher Ray is an expert of dehumidification and cooling systems. He has vast experience in the field of industrial dehumidification. Due to the huge amount of work experience and knowledge, he is the most sought after name in this field.

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