Electronics dehumidification removes moisture, also known as humidity, from the air. Basically, a dehumidifier absorbs/adsorbs the moisture from the air or from the material and dries it for removal. What is humidity? If you have ever noticed condensation clinging to your windows or a damp feeling in the air, that’s humidity.
Surprising, as it may seem, there is a large quantity of moisture in the air, especially surrounding you. If you have a humidity problem, then it creates the perfect atmosphere for mold to grow in your home or office or for corrosion to form on your delicate equipment.
Ways Humidity Affects Electronics
It should come as no surprise that machines create their own micro-atmosphere as they generate heat. The heat from the machines meets the icy cold blast from the air conditioning unit, generating condensation. This can cause several issues for electronics and computers.
Where there is metal, there is the potential for corrosion or rust. The rusting of metal is simply another term for corrosion, “ferrous metals corroding in the presence of water vapor.” It is a degradation of material through a reaction with its environment. In the case of electronics, electrical equipment heats and cools as it operates through a cycle. This allows for the potential of condensation to form on the machines. It forms when the surface temperature falls below the dew point.
As time moves on, if the condensation is not addressed, then corrosion will begin to build up on the surfaces where moisture is present. The problems faced by corrosion include electrical resistance, and calibration and performance issues.
Environmental Control System
Corrosion prevention begins with the implementation of an electronics dehumidification plan. Our services include working with clients to determine which environmental temperature and humidity control system will work optimally to prevent the development of corrosion on electronics equipment.
Our dehumidifiers reduce the likelihood of condensation, preventing corrosion from forming, and can be used for the following:
- Manufacturing systems
- Processing systems
- Electronics in storage
- Operating electronics systems and components
Dehumidifiers maintain humidity levels at or below 40 percent, which does not allow moisture to become absorbed by any materials in the room. This includes sensitive electronics and various products.
By proactively tackling humidity issues, we can prevent corrosion from damaging delicate electronics, computers, infrastructure, circuitry, and much more. It only takes a small amount of corrosion to cause problems for the circuit boards found in a computer but the cost in damage is far greater. Often clients are hit with millions of dollars in damage when they failed to set up electronics dehumidification measures.
Q Applied Systems has been a manufacturer’s representative in the industry for more than 25 years. We represent a line of manufacturers carrying the most advanced dehumidifiers capable of protecting all of your critical electronics from damage. Contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 858-435-2236 to speak with an expert for more information.