In order to achieve all these goals it is necessary to reach the optimal dewpoint within the ice rink.
The use of the ice rink will determine the optimal conditions that are required.
Formation of mist / water vapor over the surface of the rink
Deterioration of quality of ice
Increase of maintenance costs
Failures of electronic and electrical systems
Formation of condensed moisture on the inside walls and roof of the arena
Wet corrosion on the surface of metal constructions
Development of mildew and bacteria
Fogging of glass constructions and arena board
The best solution to these problems is to utilise desiccant dehumidification systems to maintain the correct air dewpoint this can also be expressed as a relative humidity within ice arenas of between 40-50% however this is level is dependant on the temperature being maintained.