CASE STUDY:

Environmental Control Units

Environmental Control Units: Coatings Industry Success Story

Tank coating, being a sensitive operation requires a high degree of precision. Unless ideal temperature and humidity are maintained, achieving an even coating would be nearly impossible.

A prominent coatings contractor undertook a tank coating operation in a midstream processing facility in Alberta, Canada. The contractor had four desiccant dehumidifiers on site but quickly realized they couldn’t maintain humidity, temperature, and airflow. This led to rework, delay and a loss of time and revenue.

The contractor required a technology that could address the issues related to temperature volatility and lack of air flow.

The contractor replaced the four desiccant dehumidifiers on site with two (2) Cahill Environmental Control units. Designed to function as a humidifier and an air conditioner, the Cahill units enabled the contractor to thermostatically control temperature and maintain ambient conditions throughout the coating process. Moreover, with fans producing 10000 CFM, the environmental control unit also helped increase air flow, resulting in a quicker operation and instantly increasing the comfort level of the workers.

The timely technology switch allowed the customer to not only eliminate the threat of rework but also helped them reduce equipment footprint and save on rental/fuel costs. With the Cahill Environmental control units requiring far lesser maintenance, the contractor also drastically reduced downtime and saved on labour costs.