Dehumidification in ice rinks means an end to foggy conditions during matches, condensation and corrosion on building structures, uncomfortable indoor climate for skaters and spectators and improved quality of ice.
Traditional air handling units do not deal efficiently with the high moisture load found in ice arenas. Problems related to high humidity are plentiful and dealing with them is an expensive experience. Excess moisture condenses on the surface of the ice and on the roof leading to dripping on the audience and the ice. In addition, condensation on the building structure creates corrosion, mold, and fungus. Ice build-ups on the ice surface forms a risk for skaters and as the ice surface softens, speed skaters will experience poor performance. During events with an audience, the problems increases as the humidity rises further and fog appears over the ice rink, disturbing visibility.
Munters dehumidification will ensure that the dew point of the air in the ice rink will be kept low and as close to the ice surface temperature as possible. The desiccant wheel of the dehumidifier will act as a sponge, soaking up the moisture and keeping the humidity in the arena at a level where condensation is dramatically reduced.
Advantages of a Munters dehumidified ice rink:
- Reduced condensation and improved visibility
- Improved ice quality and reduced costs for keeping ice surface free of ice build-ups
- Building structures are protected from deterioration caused by moisture
- Reduced maintenance costs
- Improved indoor air quality without mold and bacteria growth
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