Becker Arena Products is the distributor for ARID-Ice, the leader in desiccant dehumidifiers. ARID-Ice has provided equipment for a multitude of professional and recreational indoor skating surfaces throughout North America from 500 – 45,000 SCFM. Complete solutions are available for condensation, fog, dripping and mold. To get started simply complete the Load Worksheet and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the summer months, moist outside air migrates into the arena through openings such as doors, leaky dampers, and ducts. Many current building codes also require large ventilation volumes, which might contain a huge amount of moisture.
How Does It Work?
ARID-Ice is the best way to dehumidify an indoor ice arena because of its low dew point capability. Instead of condensing moisture out of the air like an air conditioner, it is removed directly using a durable, permanent, desiccant rotor that attracts moisture. The ARID-Ice unit delivers much drier air than is possible with other dehumidifiers, so it will do a superior job in your arena. The moisture from the building is continuously driven off the desiccant with heat in the form of inexpensive natural gas. The moisture from the arena is simply expelled outside. No condensation occurs during the process, so there is nothing to drain, and nothing to freeze. ARID-Ice provides the driest, most comfortable, most efficient, most economical solution to ice arena humidity. Models are available for any combination of moisture load and ventilation requirement.
What about Ventilation Air?
The Arid-Ice unit can be provided with a simple outside air damper, or the optional ultra-efficiency ventilation air module to allow continuous introduction of ventilation air to meet any building code, including BOCA, UMC and ASHARE standard 62. Because of the unique design of the ARID-Ice unit, IMC optional components may be fitted at a later date if required.
How Easy Is It To Install?
ARID-Ice is weatherproof, so it may be mounted on a roof curb or next to the building on a concrete slab. The unit may, if required, also be mounted indoors. Installation only requires supply and return ducts, gas piping, power, and humidistat wiring
Why Use Desiccant Technology?
- Very dry air can be achieved.
- Better thermodynamic efficiency: Achieved because no change of phase (condensation) is necessary.
- Simple construction: Basic dehumidifier includes only two fans, a heater and the desiccant rotor assembly.
- Simple maintenance: Simply replace filters regularly and performance is assured. A yearly inspection by our service technicians is recommended to head off unscheduled outages.
- Better Construction: Double-wall insulated casing suitable for indoor or outdoor mounting.
- Modern Controls: Includes standard intelligent microprocessor controllers with “Fail-Capable” mode and BACtalk® capability for full building integration
- Better Humidity Control Through Intelligent Design
- More Sizes: Units range from 600 to 40,000 CFM.
- More Flexibility: Total system integration is available including heating, cooling, enthalpy recovery, and special filtration. Even custom configurations are available to meet unique project requirements.
- More Support: Application engineering assistance, start-up and owner training, and preventative maintenance programs.
Get the Why use Desiccant Dehumidification in Ice Arenas paper and Load Worksheet here
Year-round operation of indoor ice arenas requires humidity control to stop several problems, including fog, mold growth and dripping. Because the ice sheet cools the building, moisture-laden air from outdoors condenses on anything below the “Dew point.” The ARID-Ice unit eliminates these symptoms. Skaters appreciate improved ice conditions, and spectators are more comfortable. In addition, your ice-making refrigeration equipment will run much more efficiently, and resurfacing is less frequently required. Efficient operation and favorable customer response make for a more profitable skating facility. To get started simply complete the Load Worksheet and email to email@example.com