Instances of damage to goods from condensation are described and the disadvantages of several methods of humidity control are explained. The "Cold Finger" method is described, which is a portable refrigerator unit, wherein the air in the ship's hold is drawn over a cooled radiator, so that the air reaches a dewpoint temperature and allows moisture to be removed. This moisture is allowed to collect in a trough and is run away into a reservoir, or in the case of a ship's hold, is run through the scuppers. A modification of the Cold Finger unit which is used in the ship's holds can be applied to a container. In practice the containers after filling are dehydrated by means of the mini units to a level whereby the relative humidity of the atmosphere in the container will be maintained at a low level.

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    Benn Brothers Marine Publications Limited

    Lyon Tower, 125 High Street, Colliers Wood
    London SW19 2JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Milton, R F
  • Publication Date: 1970-7

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  • Accession Number: 00019374
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 25 1971 12:00AM