Plastic panel mounting desiccators are suitable for equipment and applications that need protection from moisture, corrosion, and resulting contamination. These units contain either silica gel or molecular sieve and used for the protection of electrical equipment, electronics, computer, and telecommunication equipment.
The humidity indicator within panel mounting desiccator and indicates when the unit needs cartridge replacement or desiccant change. When the contained desiccant is dry, it shows a blue colour, and when it absorbs the maximum quantity of moisture, it turns pink. These desiccators use either a molecular sieve or silica gel for absorbing moisture or humidity. It is possible to reuse the silica gel desiccators by heating them for four hours at 120 degrees C in a ventilated oven. However, molecular sieve desiccators are not reusable.
The desiccator units significantly reduce the incoming moisture level or existing moisture to suitable levels. When the machine or equipment is subject to instant failure due to the condensation of water vapours, it is advisable to use a molecular sieve. The use of molecular sieve as a desiccant helps in maintaining a low level of relative humidity. It is suitable for use with highly sensitive equipment where enclosures are subject to operate at lower temperatures, and condensation of water vapours should not occur. When the desiccators entirely use the desiccant cartridge, it is replaceable with a new unit.
Benefits of Plastic Panel Mounting Desiccators
- Incorporates indicator desiccant
- Monitors moisture saturation
- Protects against water vapours and corrosion
- Gives RH level visual indication
- Replaceable desiccant cartridge
- High performing
- Can be customized according to specific requirements and applications
- Sensitive equipment
- Telecommunication equipment
- Computer equipment