Today because of year-round use and construction in warmer climates, most ice arenas are faced with severe problems resulting from excess moisture. "Fog and drip" is the visible evidence of too much water vapor in an arena. This excess moisture causes building deterioration, increases the cost of maintaining the ice, and significantly reduces spectator/participant comfort.
The only way to eliminate fog and condensation is with a high efficiency dehumidification system.
We understand arena moisture problems, and with our full line of DESICON and ECO DRY systems we can provide the solution that is best for you.
A properly designed system significantly reduces:
- fog and condensation
- dripping from the building structure
- lumps and bumps developing on the ice sheet
- mold growth
- paint peeling
- building maintenance costs
- operating costs of the refrigeration system
DESICONTM...Today's Most Efficient, Cost Effective Desiccant System
DESICON is unsurpassed in its capability to absorb moisture from the air. Instead of condensing moisture like an air conditioner, the DESICON system removes moisture directly using a rugged, long-lasting desiccant rotor. The moisture from the arena is continuously removed from the desiccant using inexpensive natural gas heating, and expelled directly outside. This process eliminates condensation, so no refreezing is required. Your equipment can then run at maximum efficiency, reducing energy costs.
DESICON technology is so efficient that it can replace up to three standard refrigeration units. While conventional refrigeration systems maintain relative humidity levels at approximately 75% at 55°F within the arena, the DESICON system dries the air so thoroughly that it can maintain relative humidity levels as low 20-30% during unoccupied hours. At this RH level the ice condition is optimized, the refrigeration system operates at maximum efficiency, and you save expensive system capacity and energy dollars.