Dehumidification in the power generating industry
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Dehumidification in the power generating industry

Professional climate conditioning for power plant operators

Dehumidification in the power generating industry

Air dehumidification against condensation and corrosion in power plants

In the power generating industry excessive humidity values are the main enemy of smooth operation in a power plant. For it entails condensation and corrosion, which can lead to damage at the mechanical system. A professional dehumidification concept affords security in this regard.

In a power plant, a high humidity level – and the resulting corrosion – may cause faults at turbines, pumps, switching devices and the entire electronics. All the more so, if we are talking about a hydroelectric power plant or an offshore wind power plant, constantly having to cope with water. Therefore, it must be the objective of climate conditioning for energy producers to keep humidity under control. In no other way can operating failures and expensive maintenance and repair tasks be prevented in advance.

High-performance technology for a dry room climate in the power plant

In collaboration with you the experts of our industrial services team put together a concept for climate conditioning in a power plant using tried and tested high-performance units: Especially the stationary desiccant dehumidifiers of the TTR series are well suited for continuous operation in a power plant. For the application in potentially explosive atmospheres we have the TTR 250 Ex on offer. The industrial condenser dryers of the DH series or the mobile construction dryers of the TTK series are also particularly well suited for climate conditioning in the power generating industry. Moreover, fans ensure optimum air circulation also in poorly accessible locations, thus preventing condensation. Our electric heaters and air handling units are the ideal supplement to additionally heat or cool the room air. What is more, using the measuring devices and data loggers, constant indoor air conditions can be checked on a permanent basis – essential for a constantly low humidity level.

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You can count on our experts

In order to precisely calculate the demand in the industry and to develop tailor-made concepts for climate conditioning experienced climate specialists are needed. Rely on our team of experts as well as the industrial services: We analyse the individual requirement situation with you present on site, determine the specific demand for devices and develop a tailor-made project solution right up to the exact positioning of the devices.

Before the planned stationary units are installed, our service team first works with mobile versions of the drying units as part of a trial run. These can be put up without any difficulty or the need for structural changes.

During this validation phase we document all relevant climate parameters such as air temperature, relative humidity, dew point or flow rate for a final optimization of the requirement calculation.

Trotec is the only provider of this advantage:

Thanks to the unique option of non-binding trial operation you will invest solely in solutions which have verifiably proven their worth in everyday operation meeting your individual on-site requirements. The stationary units will not be ordered until you are fully satisfied with our concept. The only costs incurred consist of an inexpensive hiring flat rate for the time of test operation.

Just give us a call at +49 2452 963-777 – our industry consultants will be pleased to help you personally and provide information regarding our best practice industrial services. Or send a request indicating your personal requirements directly to our industry experts. We will answer promptly!

Make use of Trotec's best practice industrial services

Since every industrial undertaking has characteristic process flows, installations and facilities, every air treatment solution demands case-specific device configurations. All in all, the combined effects of air currents, humidity conditions and temperature fluctuations are often hard to calculate on a purely theoretical basis, e.g. in airlock areas or on conveying paths. The consequence: Unnecessary additional costs due to an overestimated demand or – even worse – solutions not working sufficiently in real life.

Upon request, we also produce customized desiccant dehumidifiers as special models

Upon request, we will readily produce tailor-made desiccant dehumidifiers as special models “made in Germany” perfectly geared to your needs, e.g.:

  • TTR industrial desiccant dehumidifiers with hygienic design
  • TTR industrial desiccant dehumidifiers for PWIS-free dry air
  • TTR industrial desiccant dehumidifiers with extremely low dew point

Makes use of the possibility of having special models with tailored components for your individual needs planned, designed and manufactured in close consultation with our specialists.
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Application examples for the power generating industry

  • Electrical thermography

    In what condition are the power lines concealed in a wall or equipment? Is the plastic sheathing brittle already? Are the connections faulty? If a power cable or connection is about to come off or the insulation is bursting open, it doesn’t take much before there is some greater damage. To prevent cable fire and failures of the electrical system, an early detection and elimination of the cause of...

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  • Humidity regulation in gas distribution stations

    The consequences of condensation water and high humidity levels in gas distribution stations are well-known – and expensive: corrosion of pipes, stairways and other metal parts as well as moisture-related failures of the control electronics may entail incalculable costs. If you want to prevent this from the outset, investing in a professional dehumidification system pays off.

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  • Inspections in power supply companies

    Energy suppliers bear a great deal of responsibility. The performance and satisfaction of many companies and private customers depend on their work. This is particularly true for the energy supply. Therefore, customers must be able to count on an uninterrupted supply. To guarantee an operational distribution network at all times, the energy supplier must ensure that the technology is in perfect...

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  • Dehumidification in wind turbine component depots

    In the construction phase of a wind turbine, the plant’s components are sometimes stored for months in very large depots such as halls or temporary storage tents prior to assembly. To prevent damage caused by corrosion or frost during storage, a sophisticated system for humidity regulation is necessary.

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  • Assembly work tents for groundwork operations of cable network operators

    In order to perform electrical work weatherproof workspaces are required for the installation of copper-cored or fibre optic cables. For this the fitter first and foremost needs adequate lighting, so he can differentiate the cable colours and connect them correctly. Due to their lightfast material, all assembly work tents of the Trotec Group are suited for use by cable network operators.

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  • Mobile central heating units for biogas plants

    In biogas plants a gas mixture is produced through the fermentation of organic biomass and then used for the generation of power. During this fermentation process heat is generated and keeps the process running. Until however the biomass has reached the appropriate fermentation temperature, external heating is required for the heating-up phase: Renting mobile central oil heating units here...

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  • Thermography in wind turbines

    Rotor blades serve to convert the wind power into electrical power in a wind turbine. Since the components made of composites are exposed to enormous stress both during manufacturing and operation, they must be in an excellent condition in order to be stable. With the help of infrared thermography, manufacturers and operators of wind turbines can take a look onto and into the rotor blades to make...

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  • Drying pellets

    Who turns his back on proper air conditioning for production and storage facilities risks serious damage to the product. This is also true for the manufacturing of pellets. The biofuel is particularly susceptible to excessive humidity values. For the untreated raw wood withdraws the humidity from the air and absorbs it. With devastating consequences for both the customer and the manufacturer:...

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  • Offshore: Preventing corrosion

    Corrosion of metal parts in the nacelle of a wind turbine or in the tower itself as well as electrical failure are among the most typical humidity damages in offshore surroundings. They cause substantial additional costs as they increase the expense for maintenance and repair and may lead to operational downtimes. Plus, they reduce the turbine's life. In this case, strategically positioned...

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  • Checking solar plants

    Photovoltaic plants must be in a perfect condition in order to optimally supply private persons and customers benefiting from them. Not only the planning and installation are essential. A check of the solar cells and the entire plant is also indispensable. Hidden defects and malfunctions can be tracked down easily with a thermal imaging camera of the IC series from Trotec. Optimal support for...

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