A maritime environment can be very damaging to cargo and to ships’ installations. Moisture and salt will cause severe corrosion, and issues like condensation will also be very common. Change of temperature, either during a short period (between night and day) as well as over a longer period (when moving from one climate zone to another) will also cause humidity problems to the cargo and installations, due to “temperature lag” (due to the mass of the cargo).
Protection of the cargo holds has been a traditional application for Munters, as we started to do this already before the Second World War, through our US Munters Cargocaire company.
On board chemical tankers, drying of tanks after cleaning is an effective application, to speed up the loading of new cargo.
Munters technology is used on FPSO type ships to reduce maintenance cost of the platform.
Within the ship building and maintenance industry, Munters dehumidifiers are used for protection against corrosion and condensation during sandblasting and painting.