Mould Prevention, Monitoring and Control
Mould Prevention Solutions
The most important factor when considering mould prevention is moisture, without moisture mould cannot survive. The Hanwell RH/T range of data loggers and radio transmitters assist operators in determining potential problem areas, typically within their food stores and museums. When problem areas are detected action must be taken to either rectify the environment or collections must be moved to prevent any damage being caused to them.
Corrective measures normally involve placing silica gels to reduce RH within the area, but more commonly dehumidifiers are used to reduce moisture levels in the air.
The Hanwell humidity control range is a comprehensive collection of humidifiers and dehumidifiers that ensures flexible solutions with varying methods of humidifying and dehumidifying to suit individual preferences. The humidifiers can be linked to a Hanwell control system or interfaced into a local BMS for automated control if constant and consistent conditions are critical.
Within the heritage sectors, conservators and curators often use methods to predict mould growth that are very manual and involve complex calculations and formulas, we have developed a comprehensive tool for use in these cases. Click here for more information.
‘Mould’ is a term often used to describe the furry growth most commonly found on organic materials. Given the right conditions small pores that travel through the air will germinate and grow causing damage to any organic material they come into contact with.
Mould grows well on organic objects and thrives in conditions that are above 65% RH and between 10°C and 35°C. In addition, it breaks down materials causing brittleness and staining it is extremely harmful to your health.