DRYVEX™ MC5200 DRIES FLOODED LAS VEGAS HILTON CONVENTION CENTER AT CONNECTIONS! Well, that’s not entirely true. However, show officials are making sure your Connections experience is value packed with its new Water Damage & Restoration Experience. And the MC5200 open drying system will be one of the featured drying units at this live demo.
A temporary structure is being built inside the Hilton Convention Center, right on the show floor. Before everyone’s eyes on Thursday, September 10, that structure will be inundated with 1,000 gallons of water, simulating the flooding situation that many restoration contractors face in the field.
Throughout the rest of the show, IICRC-approved instructors will teach the latest techniques and review some of the newest equipment available for water damage restoration. The restoration process will be monitored right through the show as air movers, refrigerant dehumidifiers and the Dryvex™ heat drying system will provide a dry-down of the structure.
But this is not just another static demo. Attendees will get to use and handle the equipment in addition to learning about it, ensuring a deeper Connections experience than ever before.
MC5200 Demonstrates the Advantages of Heat
Currently, the restoration industry is making the transition toward heat to increase the drying rate of a structure. “Water molecules move much more rapidly at higher temperatures, allowing the moisture to release from the material much faster,” explains Ken Cannella, product manager for Wacker Neuson Climate Technology equipment, who will be at Connections to review operation and advantages of the MC5200 open drying system to attendees.
Heat is the principle benefit behind the Dryvex™ MC5200’s fast drying capabilities. With exclusive Dryvection™ technology, this open drying system features up to 210° F temperature output and a 380,000 BTU per hour rating. A departure from many traditional technologies, the unit uses outside air, rather than recycled air. This open drying system aids in odor control when handling sewage and fire damage.
“The air is heat conditioned to 3 to 15% relative humidity, and this extremely dry air absorbs large quantities of moisture as it circulates throughout the structure,” adds Cannella. The MC5200 also features an extraction blower, which accelerates the drying process by removing moisture-laden air at a rate of up to 4,100 CFM.
The MC5200 will be in operation, drying the flooded structure at Connections as part of the show’s Water Damage & Restoration Experience. The unit will be positioned just outside the Hilton Convention Center with ductwork running to the structure, set up just like it would be in the field.
Wacker Neuson team members will be available to guide attendees through educational walk-around tours of the MC5200 on Thursday and Friday, September 10 and 11, from 8:30 to 11: 45 a.m. Cannella will also conduct half-hour “live demos” during the afternoon show hours both days.