TACKLING UNCONTROLLED HUMIDITY
IN MARITIME ENVIRONMENTS
Equipment used in commercial and naval maritime operations tends to get wet, both from the sky and the sea. In fact, it’s pretty much inevitable. But if this gear isn’t properly stored, you can end up with issues that include:
- Wet hawsers, ropes, sails, fenders and protective clothing that smell musty and encourage the growth of mould and bacteria
- Improperly dried and stored helicopters, drones, launches, and minesweeping equipment can corrode, impacting their operational readiness and service life
- Unhealthy and uncomfortable air conditions in areas where personnel shelter, store and work on maritime equipment
- Deteriorating structures, fittings and equipment
- Reduced equipment availability and serviceability
- Shorter service life, higher operating costs and lower return on investment
Controlled humidity means
greater availability for operations
Humidity challenges for shipboard storage
Equipment used aboard ships and boats (of all kinds and all sizes) has a natural tendency to get wet – and because of the operating environment there’s rarely any easy way to get that wet equipment dry again.
If this gear – large or small, from hawsers, ropes, sails, fenders and protective clothing at one practical end to helicopters, launches, drones and minesweeping equipment at the high-tech end – is put away wet, it encourages the growth of mould and bacteria. Which quickly affects quality, durability and serviceability.
Seawater also contains corrosive salts. Any pooling of water and high levels of humidity in enclosed spaces are a prime source of corrosion of surfaces, fittings and equipment – often in difficult-to-access places, like lockers, tanks and tucked-away cavities
Eliminating the problem
Corrosion flourishes in high-humidity, enclosed spaces, and especially so in the presence of salt-laden sea water. And once structures, fittings and equipment have begun to deteriorate, it’s usually expensive and difficult to do much about it.
Equipment put away and stored wet quickly begins to smell musty, and sometimes to deteriorate because of the effects – often hardly visible – of mould and bacteria.
That’s why prevention is much better than cure. Cotes dehumidifiers make it much easier to do away with corrosion issues of this kind of by controlling the dew point of the air. The basic laws of physics mean corrosion cannot occur if relative humidity is kept below 65% at 20oC.
This enables you to completely abolish with any humidity-related corrosion problems you may be encountering in any kind of maritime storage setups.
How you benefit
- Better control of air conditions in areas where you shelter, store and work on maritime equipment
- Prevent humidity-related damage in structures, fittings and equipment
- Greater equipment availability and serviceability
- Longer service life, lower overall operating costs and better return on investment
- Reduced service and maintenance costs
How Cotes solutions stand out
Cotes solutions for tackling undesirable humidity in shipboard storage facilities stand out
- Compact and versatile – you can fit them in just about anywhere
- Built for toughness – long service life
- Easy to operate, easy to service
- Low energy consumption