1) Drying walls after localised water damage
Through the use of Infrared Drypanel® the rehabilitation of local water damage is not only simplistic, but for the affected customer the thermal comfort of the room is improved.
The Drypanel® is installed directly on the affected wall surface with a pedestal or wall bracket. Silently the masonry is heated by the infrared radiation, so the moisture on the diffusion-open side is drawn out of the wall and into the room air.
Drypanel® do not compromise use of the living space as they take up minimal space, do not require a closed airspace and are silent to run.
If an internal wall is not diffusion-open on both sides (e.g. one wall is tiled) , the Infrared Drypanel® is attached to the impermeable side of the wall surface. Due to the physical building pressure effect, which is described in the drying Process, the moisture is pushed to the opposite (vapor permeable) wall surface where it evaporates in to the ambient air. The average drying time for double diffusion open brickwork (25cm vertical coring brick) is about 8-10 days.
During the drying of exterior walls it is important to ensure that – if the outside is diffusion-tight and must not be damaged – a timed operation is required to prevent the displacement of the moisture deeper into the wall (exact on/off cycles will depend on the application and experience). The off cycles should be selected in a way that allows the displaced moisture to be dried by the suction effect.
NOTE: Significantly longer drying cycles are to be expected when using a timed operation.
2) Drying door and window frames
The Drypanel BTS28 and Drypanel BT64 are ideally suited for use in narrow niches e.g. window and door jambs. Thus, potential issues in the course of a complete renovation can be specially treated from the beginning and the rehabilitation cycles are shortened in this process as well.
3) Insulating layer drying – supplement in the base area
This process is conducted with a compressed air method. The injected compressed air issues from the base area between the screed and masonry. The dampness which is stored in the exiting air enters then the base area of the masonry.
The BTS28 provides an easy and simple solution in base installation. Due to the low power input, up to 15 panels can be installed on a 16A circuit. All these devices can be positioned in the base area of the room. Through the local warming of the masonry water entry is prevented and the total drying time is greatly reduced.