Iron and steel storage


Iron and steel plus moisture often equals rust. Uncontrolled airborne moisture in a storage facility for iron and steel-will therefore usually have dramatically negative business consequences.

Among the many problems you’re likely to encounter are:


  • Corrosion on iron and steel rolls, plate, girders or semi-finished products
  • Impacts on the value of iron and steel products while in storage
  • Higher operating costs
  • Too many customer complaints and compensation payments
  • Increased warranty claims


Controlled humidity prevents corrosion
and maintains product quality

Humidity challenges where iron and steel are stored

Moisture and metals are never a good combination. High levels of moisture in the air – humidity – almost inevitably result in corrosion of iron and steel while in storage – whether in the form of rolls, plate, girders or semi-finished products.

Uncontrolled humidity, and the corrosion it causes, quickly impacts the value of iron and steel while in storage.

Avoiding corrosion and glitches

Corrosion flourishes on any surfaces of metals whenever the relative humidity in the air reaches levels above about 60%. Whereas if the relative humidity is 45% or less, the basic laws of physics make it virtually impossible for any corrosion to occur – especially in clean air.

Cotes adsorption dehumidifiers are the most cost-effective, reliable way to bring airborne moisture under full control in any kind of storage facility used for iron and steel, and thus enable you to eliminate all the problems that stem from condensation and corrosion.

By keeping stored iron and steel under carefully controlled conditions that prevent corrosion and condensation from ever occurring, you can keep the customers for your storage operations satisfied as well as keeping costs down and limiting claims, complaints and compensation issues.

How you benefit

  • Maintain better control of humidity levels anywhere you store iron and steel, thus making corrosion simply impossible
  • Maintain product value, by minimising damage and insurance claims
  • Minimise energy consumption while doing so, by using unique Cotes heat recovery modules
  • Prevent corrosion and other humidity-related damage to structures, fittings and equipment in your storage facility, resulting in lower building maintenance costs


How Cotes solutions stand out

Cotes solutions for controlling humidity in iron and steel storage facilities are
  • Compact, robust and reliable
  • Built for resilience – long service life
  • Capable of removing large quantities of moisture from big volumes of air
  • Available with additional modules and control systems for specific needs
  • Exceptionally energy efficient