Humidification System Maintenance for Specialized Environments
Humidification plays an important part in our lives. Besides the obvious benefits it provides for our physical health and comfort, humidification is used to prevent damage to electronic equipment, furniture, wood floors, and various other objects and materials. Properly-controlled relative humidity (RH) levels are crucial in specialized environments such as computer rooms (to control static electricity), operating rooms (for staff and patient comfort and to reduce the risk of infection), environmental chambers (to aid in research and development), and printing facilities (to control moisture content in paper), and the humidification systems used in these environments require specialized attention. Without the required knowledge, instruments, water treatment, and maintenance procedures necessary, maintaining the proper RH levels can pose formidable challenges.
There are several types of humidification systems, including steam canister (the most common), ultrasonic, and infrared. For all of these systems, the most important component to achieving good humidification is using pure softened water to prevent mineral deposits and malfunction. Have a professional perform an analysis of incoming water to determine specific treatment and maintenance needs. Good-quality water can make the difference between a clean, well-running humidification system and a service-and-maintenance nightmare. Utilizing high-quality humidistats, such as those from Vaisala, is critical as well. These sensors, which are typically placed in return or exhaust ductwork, must be calibrated on a regular basis to ensure that RH levels are properly controlled.
PJM Mechanical is expert in the installation, service, and maintenance of humidification systems in specialized environments. For more information on service and maintenance for your humidification system, please contact our Service Dept. at 609-921-1394.
PJM Mechanical Contractors, Inc. is a multi-faceted mechanical contractor providing construction and installation, service and maintenance, and design/build services in a comprehensive range of mechanical disciplines that include HVAC, plumbing, controls, refrigeration, custom metal fabrication, piping, fire protection, and backflow preventer testing. PJM primarily serves clients in pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, healthcare, institutional, and other various commercial and industrial sectors. pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, healthcare, institutional, and commercial sectors.