The innovative Drypanel® technology uses minimal energy to generate class C infrared radiation which warms the surface of the wall, and the air in between the panel and the wall. The drying principle is based on two proceses:
1. Suction Effect
The warm air draws the moisture out of the wall and the damp air then rises through ventilation slots at the top of the panel drawing in cool dry air from below. The air circulation prevents the build up of dampness between the wall and panel to ensure a continuous drying action of the wall structure.
2. Push Effect
There is a double drying effect for thicker walls as the moisture moves away from the warm zone and is pushed through the wall and released into the air from the opposite surface. Depending on environmental factors, walls 50cm thick or more can be heated right through by the infrared radiation generated from a Drypanel.
An international corporation from the Department of Water Damage Restoration conducted detailed practice tests in 2011 with simulated water damage.
A brick wall was saturated with water over a longer period. Two Drypanel® were used for the drying process. This process was documented accurately by means of thermal imaging camera and a spherical dampness sensor. The results (see chart below) were surprising for even the most experienced specialists – after 8 days the masonry was dried-out without any danger of reabsorbing dampness from the surrounding air.