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Investment protection for your drying devices

Drying water damages with more than 35 degrees reduces the lifetime of the dryer to less than 35 %

With this simple "rule of 35" you can easily and yet significantly increase the lifetime of your drying devices!

At extremely high humidity levels and simultaneously very high temperatures particularly refrigerant dryers are quickly brought to the limits of their capacity (red range).

This is however not a question of component quality, but pure physics, which applies to all refrigerant dryers on the market regardless of the manufacturer.

Whilst at a moderate humidity level of about 70 % RH a condenser dryer can operate in temperatures of up to 35 °C without difficulty, very high humidity values at a simultaneously high room temperature causes considerably more energy to be fed to the humid room air, which then also has to be "worked off" by the refrigerant.

Consequently the refrigerant pressure is increased enormously leading to destructive load on the compressor.

To be sure, the dehumidifiers will at first continue to operate, but noticeably above their limit "deep in the dark red range", resulting in an extremely shortened remaining lifetime.

All the same, there is no way around the application of a condenser dryer e.g. for water damage restoration or construction drying – by way of comparison desiccant dehumidifiers are economically just plain inferior and therefore not a viable alternative.

Hence, we would make the following recommendation for practical value protection:

You can easily extend the lifetime of your refrigerant dryer by many years, provided you always make sure that the room temperature stays below 35 °C during construction drying applications in summer or when drying water damages!

When it comes to professional drying operations after a water damage, the best way to realize this is to directly discharge warm process air through the 50 mm hose at the connector integrated at the Qube.

Should the discharge not be an option, the insulation drying unit can also be installed outside of the room to be dried and the hose connection can be effected by means of a PlanoPro door gap nozzle.

After all, the process air of the used insulation dryers shares substantial responsibility for heating the room temperature – regardless of model or manufacturer. Therefore, Trotec turbo engine insulation dryers come equipped with a thermal protection which automatically switches the devices off at approx. 40 to 45 °C depending on climate conditions. The Qube+ is also equipped with a sensor-based thermal protection function, which switches the device down to level 1 in the event of imminent overheating and then switches back to normal operation or off-state depending on the temperature profile. This protection not only significantly extends the lifetime of your insulation dryers and dehumidifiers, it also prevents thermal damages to materials located in the room and the building structure.

Whether for construction drying or during water damage restoration, at too high temperatures the moisture transport in building materials only takes place by way of diffusion anyway rather than capillary – so there is no efficient drying at temperatures above 45 °C.