Control of humidity in a critical environment is as important to ensuring reliability as temperature control, yet facilities often ignore it until it's too late. Low humidity can lead to static damage. High humidity can lead to degradation of electronic equipment and swelling or delamination of printed circuit boards. The result? Equipment failure and reduced up-time. Log in for these insights about certain approaches and when (not) to use them.
Many engineers tend to avoid or delegate the nitty gritty of a ground source heat pump system, from soil moisture effects to building system (im) balance. It's time for designers to get in the loop. Learn more about Grounded In Reality in the December issue. Other topics in the December issue include health care HVAC, Boilders, check out the Back2Basics, and more.