For decades now, the Munters Dry Air Method or Controlled Humidity Environment (CHE) has been applied on defence equipment worldwide. Munters have delivered in excess of 25,000 dehumidifiers for defence applications alone.
A dry environment stops corrosion, reduces electronic failures and the forming of mould and fungus and maintains the right mechanical properties of stored materials. With ammunition it is important to prevent unwanted chemical reactions to ensure optimal shelf-life.
With the help of the Munters Dry Air Method, many defence organisations are now able to store equipment and items for a minimum of 4 years without maintenance, but still have it immediately available and ready in times of mobilisation or deployment.
Applications are not only limited to equipment in storage. Equipment in daily use can also be protected, lowering degradation, reducing malfunctions and improving MTBF on systems and sub-systems.
The bottom line: lower maintenance and life cycle costs at higher readiness and availability. When applied on active status equipment, usually paypack of the investment is achieved within months.