Structural Drying: Keeping up with best practices
Drying structures after floods and water damage is a constantly evolving industry. In addition to keeping up with industry best practices for health and safety of both the contractors and the building residents post restoration, it is also important to be working with modern and reliable restoration equipment. Utilizing Omnitec and OmniAire products will allow you to take advantage of the latest best practice methods with equipment you know will work reliably and safely.
Structural Drying using heat
Within the last few years, there has been an industry-wide move towards using heat to increase the evaporation rate of moisture in materials. Most modern Dehumidifiers (LGRs) have increased their range of ambient operating temperatures as high as 125°F to support the use of external heaters on the jobsite. Omnitec Design offers two models of the Vulcan Electric Heat Structural Drying system; the smallest and yet most powerful Electric Heat Drying units on the market today. The Vulcan and the Vulcan RT can provide up to 180°F of dry heat and have been specifically designed to work well with modern LGR’s and other specialty drying equipment such as High Pressure drying systems. Maximize your drying efficiency and effectiveness by using the Vulcan or the Vulcan RT Electric Heat Dryers on your next hard to dry job or on any project where boosting the ambient temperature levels will provide faster and more efficient drying.
The Vulcan and Vulcan RT, electric heating system are the most compact and powerful machines available. Vulcan is loaded with 37,000 BTU’s of heat power, a wide range of air flows and precise controls to use it safely and efficiently.
Airflow: variable, 100-475 cfm | Weight: 63 lbs |
The Vulcan RT electric heating system is the most compact and powerful machines available. Vulcan is loaded with 37,000 BTU’s of heat power, a wide range of air flows and precise controls to use it safely and efficiently.
Airflow: 475 CFM | Weight: 63 lbs |
Remove airborne dust and contaminants
Airborne contaminates and dust is a significant consideration for almost any structural drying project. Did you know that studies have shown a substantial increase in air particulate matter during the drying process? Not only does dust and contaminants affect your worker’s safety, but also the safety of the post-restoration occupants. Just increasing the air circulation doesn’t remedy the situation and, without adequate filtration, may actually create more problems. OmniAire HEPA Air Filtration machines are industry recognized as among the best available. By filtering the jobsite air through HEPA filtration, you not only reduce the airborne contaminates and dust, but you also increase air-flow throughout the dry-out project and maintain a safer, cleaner environment. With our extensive line of OmniAire HEPA Air Filtration machines and our unique OA1500HS HEPA moisture extraction unit designed for structural drying, we are able to meet whatever size restoration project you may have. Use our AirFlow Calculator to see which machines are the best suited for your jobsite needs.