Supermarkets face some unique and diverse challenges while meeting different demands of different departments under one ceiling. These issues are high humidity, temperature control, people movement, and inadequate fresh air.
If the humidity level is too high in a supermarket, problems like condensation on cold surface and frost formation on evaporator coils / refrigerated cases / frozen foods packets, etc. occur which results in turning shoppers off.
Additionally, condensation on freezer glass cabinets obstructs the view and make it hard for clients to select the frozen food.
High humidity levels results in mould and mildew issues along with damp uncomfortable environment for customers and employees.
Causes of Uncontrolled Humidity
Supermarkets witness high level of humidity due to:
Large amount of human movement and thus requirement of fresh air to neutralize the high levels of CO2, which is a major source of moisture
Presence of large amount of organic matter( fruits & vegetables) releasing moisture in the atmosphere
Ideally store should be maintained around dew-point 12°C at relative humidity of 45-50% RH. Desiccant dehumidification helps supermarkets to eliminate frost build up on frozen foods, freezer cabinets and cabinet doors. This process significantly cut down electricity consumption used by conventional refrigeration to offset the latent load while providing a more comfortable shopping environment.
Bry-Air provides the BRYCOOL range of desiccant + refrigeration base dehumidifiers for all such requirements at supermarkets. With Desiccant based dehumidifier, the incoming fresh air should be dehumidified at the level where it can maintain the Dew Point of air at 12°C after mixing with the return air from the inside area.
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Supermarkets encounter challenges like high humidity, temperature control, and people movement. Excessive humidity causes condensation issues, mould & mildew growth, frost formation, and discomfort for customers and staff.