Humidification Stratiegies for Data Centers and Network Rooms

Humidification Stratiegies for Data Centers and Network Rooms


Controlling humidity in the data center is crucial to ensuring high availability, but measuring humidity to avoid hidden costs is a challenge. This white paper explains how humidity affects equipment, reviews design guidelines for new and existing computing installations, and offers alternative methods to achieve desired humidity.


Read on for tips on implementing a humidity control strategy that includes air management optimization, IT load planning, and infiltration minimization. Other topics covered include:


  • Real-world examples of cost minimization
  • The single most important place to maintain proper relative humidity
  • Hidden costs associated with over-humidification
  • How to minimize factors external and internal to the IT environment that affect humidity


Tony Evans Engineer, American Power Conversion (APC) Tony Evans is an engineer with APC in West Kingston, RI. He has 14 years experience in power and cooling system design and is a member of ASHRAE Technical Committee 9.9 (Mission Critical Facilities, Technology Spaces, & Electronic Equipment).
Schneider Electric
26 Mar 2014
20 Nov 2008
14 Page(s)
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