Silica gel is a type of desiccant that is used to protect against moisture-related damage by lowering humidity and preventing the formation of mould, mildew and rust. Silica gel's extremely high surface area allows it to adsorb up to 40% of its weight in moisture. It is inert, non-hazardous and has the ability to be regenerated multiple times.
Silica gel will remove moisture at temperatures as high as 60°C, but it is best used at room temperature (20‐35°C) and high relative humidity (60‐90% RH).
• Inert and non-hazardous
• Lowers relative humidity to approximately 35-40%
• Remains dry when saturated with moisture
• Transformer breathers
• Electrical boxes
• Double-glazed windows
• Mining industry
Spread silica gel on a tray and place in an oven at 115°C to 125°C for approximately 2-3 hours. Once the silica gel has been reactivated, remove from oven and let cool until able to handle. Store silica gel in a sealed container until ready to use.
|Desiccant||Type A Silica Gel|