KEEPING UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT IN PEAK CONDITION
The uniforms, clothing and other equipment used by military, paramilitary and emergency services personnel often get wet. If this expensive gear is put away still wet, you can expect:
- Uniforms that are damaged and spoiled, with less serviceability and durability
- Growth of mould and bacteria, which impacts both the appearance and specification-compliance of expensive materiel
- Smelly, unpleasant uniforms and equipment that aren’t easy to put on, aren’t comfortable and don’t work as intended
- Low unit morale
- Higher operating costs and reduced equipment availability
Controlled humidity means greater availability for operations
Uniform storage meets humidity challenges
Uniforms, clothing and other equipment used by military, paramilitary and emergency services personnel have a natural tendency to get wet – and the operating environments they have to work in mean it’s often difficult to get such wet equipment dry again.
Putting such gear away wet in enclosed spaces such as lockers and cupboards encourages the growth of mould and bacteria. And this in turn quickly impacts both the appearance and specification-compliance of expensive materiel, as well as reducing durability and serviceability.
And smelly, unpleasant uniforms and equipment that aren’t easy to put on, aren’t comfortable to wear and don’t work as intended are never good for personal motivation, general morale or unit effectiveness.
Eliminating the problem
Uniforms and other clothing and equipment put away and stored wet quickly begin to smell musty and stale. Worse still, they often begin to deteriorate because of the effects – often hardly visible – of mould and bacteria.
That’s why prevention is so much better than cure. Cotes dehumidifiers make it much easier to completely prevent issues of this kind of by controlling the dew point of the air. The basic laws of physics mean mould and bacteria problems are highly unlikely if relative humidity is controlled and kept below 65% at 20oC.
This enables you to completely abolish any humidity-related problems you may be encountering in your organisation’s uniform and equipment storage setups.
HOW YOU BENEFIT
Better control of air conditions in areas where you store and work on uniforms and other wet equipment
Better control of conditions in changing rooms and uniform storage facilities
Greater personnel satisfaction and better unit morale
Greater equipment availability and serviceability
Lower overall operating costs and better return on investment
How Cotes solutions stand out
Compact and versatile – you can fit them in just about anywhere
Built for toughness and long service life
Easy to operate, easy to service
Low energy consumption