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.

Take our word for it! Trial operation with the Trotec industrial services team

The industrial services team ensures the realization of a safe dehumidification concept: Prior to the installation of stationary industrial dryers or dehumidifiers we test the functionality of our solution using mobile devices and remote monitoring. And only after proving the reliability of the dehumidification concept, will the stationary solutions be installed in the power plant.

TKL – Trotec Rental Division

In order to safeguard your profit-earning capacity in case of machine failures or during temporary peak demands TKL, Trotec Rental Division and Europe’s leading equipment hirer, lends their support with more than 10,000 rental appliances and a quick 24-hour delivery service. You can for instance rent:

In our TKL rental portal you can find rental appliances of all performance classes at a favourable price!

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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Trotec products for the power generating industry

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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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