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Marine / Fishing

CFW provides ventilation solutions and humidity control equipment for shipping, marine equipment storage and shipping applications.

CFW marine industry ventilation system

The complexity and cost of marine HVAC mean that it is crucial to deal with experienced air technology professionals. Different kinds of ships have different ventilation demands depending on their size and purpose. CFW undertakes revamping and repair of ship HVAC systems and supplies fans, ducting and accessories such as cowls. CFW's equipment is designed for reliability and to minimise the total cost of ownership while ensuring safety and effective performance.

Managing ships and boats means constantly contending with a damp ambient environment where the risk of corrosion is always present. Therefore, marine equipment makes high maintenance demands. CFW provides drying solutions for marine equipment to keep relative humidity levels low. With levels of below 50% RH, the risk of corrosion is greatly reduced and less frequent and costly maintenance is required. Desiccant dehumidifiers are often used for this purpose. Contact CFW Environmental or see www.dampcontrol.co.za for our dehumidifiers.

High humidity levels can also damage cargo by encouraging corrosion and mould growth. Using dehumidifiers in holds can prevent these problems. Passengers and crew will benefit from a more comfortable and healthy environment when humidity levels are moderate and the air is not too dry or moist.

Temporary dehumidifying can also be advantageous during ship construction and maintenance, which often requires blasting, stripping and reapplying surface coatings. Coating life will also be extended, as paint will not peel because of moisture under the surface. Using dry air makes it possible to avoid condensation problems and complete projects on time regardless of weather.

Humidity control is also important for long-term storage where it is not desirable or feasible to undertake regular maintenance. Electrical and electronic systems are particularly susceptible to corrosion in these conditions because the electrical current and ambient sources of heat present during operation do not help to dissipate moisture.

Dry air storage makes it possible to ready the equipment for use in a shorter amount of time.