At sea and in costal climates, the battle against unwanted moisture is endless. 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 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 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 air treatment technology is used on FPSO type ships to reduce maintenance cost of the platform.
Within the ship building and maintenance industry, Munters dehumidifiers are also used for protection against corrosion and condensation during sandblasting and painting.
For offshore platforms, engine room ventilation intakes and intakes for gas turbines need protection from the worst offered by land and sea. Rain, hail, sea spray, snow and other airborne particles enter the ventilation system causing corrosion and wet filters. Engine room intakes require particular attention both for long-term protection against corrosion and to keep engines running in critical situations.
segments within ship-building and marine
We can help you with
Air pollution is an ever-present problem that affects many industries, from the emission of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) to contamination of sensitive materials in the manufacturing process.Read more
Vane type mist eliminators have the lowest pressure drop compared to other gas – liquid separation mechanisms over a wide range of droplet sizes and volume of liquids.Read more
When water evaporates it becomes water vapour. When this comes into contact with cool surfaces, condensation drips onto walls, ceilings and productsRead more
Corrosion, or the oxidation of metal, is heavily influenced by the presence of moisture in the air.Read more
Ice & Frost Build Up in Cold Rooms
Ice and frost in and on chilled and frozen food affects productivity, quality and safety.Read more
Mold and Bacteria
Moist air which is laden with bacteria can increase the potential for contamination in production and storage.Read more
Areas of expertise