Press Release Summary:
Humidity Control Unit (HCU) combines cooling and desiccant dehumidification technologies in one system to control dew point temperatures in hot, humid climates. Delivering dew points below 45Â°, product removes humidity utilizing packaged refrigeration system in conjunction with active titanium silica gel desiccant wheel. All energy required for regeneration of desiccant wheel is recovered from condenser waste heat. Models include 2,400-3,400 cfm HCU-3000 and 4,000-6,000 cfm HCU-6000.
Original Press Release:
Munters MCS Introduces Energy-Efficent HCU For Industrial Temporary Humidity Control Applications
The new Humidity Control Unit (HCU) from Munters Moisture Control Services (MCS) combines cooling and desiccant dehumidification technologies in one energy-efficient system to control dew point temperatures in hot, humid climates. It is ideal for use in structural drying, temporary humidity control in building construction, and condensation and corrosion control in surface preparation and coating applications.
"The HCU is capable of delivering dew points below 45-degrees in even the highest humidity load conditions. This is done using less energy and providing comfortable outlet temperatures," said Loyd Krueger, Manager of technical projects and safety for MCS. "The system operates cost-effectively because all of the energy required for the regeneration of the desiccant wheel is recovered from the normally wasted condenser waste heat."
Traditional systems first cool the air to reduce its overall moisture content. Then, the air is reheated lower its overall relative humidity. Munters HCU removes humidity utilizing a packaged refrigeration system in conjunction with an active titanium silica gel desiccant wheel. The unit operates cost-effectively because the desiccant wheel is regenerated using recycled heat from cooling components. The end result is a unit that controls humidity with a coefficient of performance (COP) that is up to 65 percent higher than a typical air conditioning system.
"Use of the HCU can result in as much as 40 percent overall energy savings with deliver temperatures around 70 degrees for typical industrial applications during warm months," Krueger added.
Features of the HCU include:
· Built-in digital controller
· Remote monitoring capabilities
· High-efficiency scroll compressors
· Titanium enhanced silica gel wheel with carbon
· Variable frequency drives for capacity control
MCS offers two HCU rental units, depending on job requirements -- the HCU-3000 featuring 2400-3400 nominal cfm and the HCU-6000 with 4000-6000 nominal cfm.
Headquartered in Glendale Heights, IL, MCS' global division offers complete services for water and fire damage restoration and remediation, and for temporary climate control in construction, industrial, surface preparation and coating as well as preservation applications. MCS has the world's largest fleet of portable humidity control equipment backed by its 30 strategically located offices across the country. Munters is the world's leading air treatment company manufacturing products that humidify, dehumidify, control emissions and dry water damaged environments. More information on Munters can be found at www.munters.com.