DATA CENTERS

Enhancing performance and eliminating dangerous, hot, and dirty conditions

Data centers need strict environmental controls to preserve equipment, productivity, and employee health. If humidity is too low, the dry air will lead to electrostatic discharge (ESD) which can damage critical server components. Too high, and humidity will quickly lead to damage, corrosion, and eventually, equipment failure. Humidifiers need to prevent these challenges to fully empower data centers in achieving heightened control and efficiency.

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The Humidification Challenge

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Excess Moisture and Electrical Damage

Turning a blind eye to humidity in the data center can result in costly damage to company computers, printers, and other electronic devices. Excessive moisture settles on equipment and can result in component failure and corrosion.

But while excess or fluctuating moisture levels in the air can damage electrical components, the biggest environmental threat to computers actually isn’t high humidity. It’s low humidity.

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Inadequate Moisture and ESD Damage:

Environments with a low relative humidity (RH) are more susceptible to ESD. Normally, airborne moisture dissipates static electricity and prevents the buildups that lead to component-frying consequences.

But when the air is dry, static electricity travels more easily, dissipates improperly, and can trigger destructive ESD events.

The Self-Evaporative Solution

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While many humidifiers can maintain the recommended range of 30-40% RH, moisture levels alone are not enough to avoid these risks altogether.

In fact, fluctuating levels of moisture and high maintenance often make humidifiers more problematic than the problems they were meant to avoid.

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Preventing Excess Moisture and Electrical Damage

That’s why self-evaporative humidification technology generates water droplets that repel one another. This simple, patented process leads to a host of humidification advantages: namely, quick and non-fluctuating moisture diffusion and non-wetting humidification.

When self-evaporative droplets repel each other, they cannot form puddles or condensation that could damage data equipment, permeating the air with precise and stable moisture uniformity. Precise and uniform humidity completely eliminates the chance of equipment failure and inefficiencies caused by inadequate humidity levels and diffusion.

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Preventing Hazards

Likewise, self-evaporative humidification systems keep data centers clean and cool. The self-evaporative process reverses cohesion and maximizes adhesion, attracting airborne dust to the droplets. Once contaminants adhere, they are oxidized.

And keeping the room cool is a feature of all self-evaporative systems: the technology draws in the warm dry air from all the equipment, filters it through the double cooling mechanisms inside the system, and releases cool, clean air.

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Empowering Data Centers

Meeting the stringent demands of electrical systems, data centers use self-evaporative technology via Smart Fog’s wall-mount, suspension, or in-duct options.

By eradicating ESD, optimizing cooling processes, and ensuring efficient operations, self-evaporative humidification empowers data centers with more operational control and efficiency.