Indicating Silica Gel

June 9, 2016

How to Rejuvenate Indicating Bulk Silica Gel and Molecular Sieve

These instructions are meant for indicating (blue or orange) product only, it is difficult to effectively gauge if colorless product has re-generated. Let’s begin with some safety precautions: Use a Pyrex baking dish which is at least a ¼“ thick, the product becomes very hot while drying and potentially can cause other types of glass to shatter. It is also recommended not to …

Food Storage

April 28, 2016

Some Facts about Food Storage

How do you prevent a food storage problem before it happens? For those who like to save money buying bulk food products such as pastas, cereals, rice, flours and spices, these items and any many like them are all hyper-sensitive to the exposure of air.  When opening sealed packages to store dry goods in canisters, use oxygen absorbers to protect them until you …

House Wrap

April 20, 2016

Air Barrier versus Vapor Barrier

Control moisture by allowing it to escape. Air barriers such as a house wrap will reduce air infiltration giving a better R-value to the home, but water vapor can escape to avoid mold and mildew resulting inside the walls. In construction, vapor barriers such as plastic sheeting are used to diminish condensation building up within the structure; the placing of these barriers …

Adsorb vs. Absorb

March 23, 2016

Adsorbents & Absorbents…Understanding the Difference

Adsorbents or Absorbents? While air flow is critical in controlling moisture, it does not fix every situation especially within sealed containers where mold and mildew can easily grow. There are a multitude of products out in the market, but understanding their role is key to using them effectively. By definition, an adsorbent better known as a desiccant is a chemical …

Air Circulation 300

March 16, 2016

Controlling Moisture Damage to Hearth and Home

Controlling Moisture Damage to Hearth and Home Even within newer homes, it is not easy maintaining a balanced climate that is crucial to those living within it while at the same time preserving one’s possessions i.e. computers and TV’s, cellular devices, appliances, and firearms just to name a few from the elements that will diminish their performance. The ideal situation …

Blue Indicating Granular Silica Gel

February 10, 2016

What is the difference between white, blue and orange silica gel?

Silica Gel Desiccant Silica Gel is used in protecting goods against excess moisture, which can promote the growth of mold, spoilage and corrosion. Silicon dioxide is the primary component of silica gel that is treated into a granular or beaded form. As a desiccant, silica gel has a strong affinity for water molecules. Silica gel is available in packets or loose …

D-series Desiccant Air Breathers

September 1, 2015

A Few Things You Should Know About Desiccant Air Breathers

Air Sentry has led the industry by enhancing productivity, prolonging fluid life, reducing maintenance costs, and controlling expensive downtime. Today, its increasing popularity can be attributed to its functionality, which is surely going to redefine the contamination control process. What It Is? Desiccant Air Breathers are a result of a patented technology from Air Sentry. Air Sentry breathers are designed to …