Mitigating Ice-Related Risks in Cold Storage Environments Through Advanced Dehumidification Solution

2023-11-30 17:21 YTE HVAC Senior Project Manager: BJ Chen



The presence of ice and accompanying moisture-related issues in cold storage facilities are problematic, often leading to operational disruptions, health and safety risks, and financial burdens. This paper examines the application of YTE Group's desiccant dehumidification technology as a targeted solution to these challenges within food distribution centres and commercial cold stores. We assess the efficacy of YTE’s advanced dew point control methods in mitigating downtime, preserving health and safety standards, and enhancing overall operational efficiency.


In the domain of chilled food distribution and storage, the accumulation of ice and frost poses significant threats to operational continuity and safety. Standard refrigeration systems exacerbate this issue by inadvertently increasing ambient moisture levels, resulting in ice formation, which in turn causes a myriad of operational hurdles including equipment malfunction, heightened energy consumption, and potential health hazards. YTE Group's desiccant dehumidifiers provide a sophisticated solution designed to address and neutralize these ambient moisture challenges.


The YTE Group's approach involves the strategic placement of desiccant dehumidifiers to lower the dew point in air surrounding cold storage areas. By incorporating bespoke software algorithms, these units effectively balance energy consumption with environmental requirements, preventing moisture ingress and subsequent condensation or frost formation.


Installing YTE desiccant dehumidifiers in cold storage environments markedly reduces the frequency and intensity of ice-related issues. Empirically, facilities have reported less downtime, diminished health and safety incidences, and a tangible reduction in operational costs. Specifically, the technology has enabled food distribution centres and cold stores to maintain longer uninterrupted production lines, subsequently enhancing overall productivity and economic savings.


The advanced moisture control made possible by YTE Group’s units expands beyond mere ice prevention. By stabilising internal climatic conditions, the dehumidifiers play a critical role in not only preserving the integrity of stored products but also ensuring consistent functionality of door mechanisms and refrigeration plants. Additionally, the reduced need for defrost cycles translates into decreased wear on equipment and longevity of assets.


YTE Group’s innovative desiccant dehumidifier systems are indispensable tools in the struggle against ice-related disruptions in cold storage facilities. Through precise dew point control and energy-efficient operations, these solutions foster a safer, more cost-effective, and operationally stable environment. Consequently, the YTE Group’s methodology and equipment represent a critical advancement in the realm of industrial refrigeration and food distribution logistics, with implications for best practices in moisture and ice management.


YTE HVAC is a globally recognised company driven by technological research and development, and the YTE Group employs around 300 people in a variety of roles to help our customers meet their environmental challenges and support the steady growth of their businesses.

With a meticulous work ethic and an international management style, YTE HVAC has developed a sophisticated and refined product range, as well as a wealth of research and design experience. This has enabled us to gain a significant market share in the European and global markets.

YTE HVAC is renowned worldwide for its precise temperature and humidity control and air to air heat pump drying capabilities.

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