How Speedry Works
Since introducing Convectant trailer drying to the UK in 2001 we have revolutionised the damage management industry proving and driving the case for reduced stripout and drying times. With the recent introduction of portable heat drying systems (sold internationally as the Drymatic) we find the rest of the world is embracing the process.
It is industry accepted that the keys to drying flooded or wet property are:
- Heat and air flow to cause evaporation from wet structure
Traditionally dehumidifiers have been the industry standard for drying wet property or buildings – two sorts have been available – Refrigerant and Desiccant. These types of drying technology have been around for 100 years and are known to have inefficiencies.
It should be borne in mind that water removal rates provided by manufacturers of refrigerant dehumidifiers are based on totally unrealistic conditions not usually to be found in the UK. So, let's put that into perspective, ie; a well known dehumidifier maker advertises that at 26.66 deg c (or 80 deg f) and 60% relative humidity (RH), the dehumidifer will remove 60 litres a day. Sounds great doesn’t it? However, at a more realistic UK 12 deg c or 54 deg f and 60% (RH), that same machine could only remove a maximum of around 24 litres - a 60% reduction. In freezing Winter conditions, it would probably cease removing water altogether!
Desiccant driers are better and more efficient at drying at lower temperatures but are not as widely used for a number of commercial reasons.
Speedry systems are revolutionising the damage mitigation industry because the systems are fully controllable, efficient at drying, quietly producing heat as required and are super efficient at drying – The system works to produce an optimised drying environment any weather, Winter or Summer, rainforest or artic conditions – and even better, in any UK weather conditions.
To do this, fresh filtered clean air from outside is drawn into the machine where it is conditioned to provide heated dry air in large volumes.
This conditioned air which can be warm or hot as suited for the project, is ducted into the property where it’s heat gently warms the materials to be dried. (The heat produces conditions ranging from a warm summers day to desert hot & dry). As wet materials warm, the moisture in the materials begin to evaporate increasing relative humidity in the area. The Speedry machine constantly monitors temperature and relative humidity of the air in the drying area and exchanges it with dry air being produced by the process - over and over until the property is dry.
The result is fast drying without secondary damage caused by uncontrolled heating and evaporation. A benefit of this fast drying process is that the wholesale stripping out of building fabric, usually undertaken by the “experts” who promote traditional dehumidifiers is almost always not entirely necessary. Less strip out significantly reduces the time and cost impact resulting from serious water damage.
The Speedry trailer can quietly do the work of dozens of dehumidifiers all from one 13amp or 110v power supply. The Speedry portable will do the work of up to four commercial portable dehumidifiers in average UK conditions using between 5 and 12.5 amps (taken from one 13 amp power socket).