Controlling Condensation at SIRIM-National Metrology Lab, Malaysia

The crux of the problem at SIRIM-National Metrology Lab, Malaysia was condensation of water vapour. Condensation causes corrosion and micro-corrosion which in turn leads to inaccurate observations in many critical experiments. Condensation is a common problem that occurs due to temperature differential, i.e., when water vapour condenses on any surface cooler than the dewpoint of the surrounding air.

A sudden rise in temperature of air in the instrumentation room, typically on account of a power cut / breakdown at the time of start up and even on shut down of air conditioning equipment result in condensation of water vapour on the cold surface of the instruments, leading to problems of reduced life cycle, inaccurate reading, corrosion, etc. The end result is increased costs of maintenance and replacement.

To counter the problem of condensation, Bry-Air Dehumidifiers were installed at the SIRIM, National Metrology Lab, Malaysia.

SIRIM-National Metrology Lab is Malaysia’s National custodian of weights and measures. SIRIM offers measurement and calibration services to cover the needs of almost every industry. In addition, it is responsible for technical advisory services for industrial calibration and proficiency as well as training.

Clients

  • Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, India
  • ADNOC, Abu Dhabi
  • Bayer Lice Sciences, Argentina
  • Matsushita Industrial Corporation SB, Malaysia
  • Pharmawealth Laboratories, Philippines
  • PDH Laboratories, Pakistan
  • Petronas Research & Scientific SVCS, SB, Malaysia,

Client / Location

SIRIM-National Metrology Lab, Malaysia


Industry / Application

Instrumentation Room


Problem

Condensation causing corrosion and micro-corrosion which in turn was leading to inaccurate observations in many critical experiments.


Solution

Bry-Air Dehumidifiers were installed to control the excess humidity


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