Protecting Ships With DH During Long-term Lay-ups

This article discusses the use of temporary desiccant dehumidification and climate control equipment as a strategy to prevent corrosion and other damage to ballast tanks, electronic systems, engine rooms, and other parts of a ship during cold lay-up, thereby reducing maintenance painting and other costs and protecting an owner's investment in a ship. The article looks at the science of psychrometrics and discusses how its use can help predict the optimal conditions to effectively control moisture in a ship indefinitely. The article also discusses the corrosion cell and how it can be manipulated with climate control technologies. Lastly, the article compares different types of climate control methods used for mothball applications and makes recommendations for what technologies are best for certain seasons.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: pp 46-53
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  • Accession Number: 01154258
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 9 2010 3:21PM