Humidity Control

Museum Humidity Control

Humidity Control


Museum Humidity Control

Temperature and humidity are interrelated, and must be monitored and controlled in conjunction with one another. Even apparently sealed display cabinets still need to be monitored if potential damage to their contents is to be avoided. If a seal were to fail, it could be months or, possibly, years before it is noticed, by which time serious damage could have been done.

Moisture is one of the many threats against us in our fight to preserve the antique objects that make up our heritage. Paintings, furniture, linens and other items made of organic materials are highly sensitive to unstable or constantly varying humidity levels. Metallic objects of all types are susceptible to corrosive degradation in the presence of high humidity conditions and this can cause irreparable damage in some instances.

To avoid expensive and complicated restoration, the condition that promotes the damage should be avoided. Maintaining relative humidity and temperature within controlled limits is a major factor in ensuring that our heritage is preserved for the future.

Hanwell have a range of humidifers and dehumidifers to suit all Museum Humidity Control requirements. The Hanwell CCR30 can be used in conjunction with radio transmitters to provide automatic control over relative humidity providing you with peace of mind.

If you would like more information on the Hanwell CCR30 please click here or alternatively feel free to contact us on 01462 688070 or email sales@hanwell.com.