Silica gel works by adsorbing and trapping moisture from the air, lowering humidity and preventing the formation of mould, condensation and rust in enclosed spaces.
Silica gel's high surface area allows it to adsorb up to 40% of its weight in moisture while remaining dry to the touch. It is inert, non-toxic and has the ability to be reactivated 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).
- Lowers relative humidity to approximately 35-40%
- Prevents mould, condensation & rust
- Remains dry when saturated with moisture
- Inert and non-toxic
- 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 or until beads turn blue again. 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|
|RH Levels||Lowers to 35-40% RH|
|Shelf Life||2 years in original (unopened) packaging|