dhicks (5th July 2010)
We're having some major issues here with low humidity in our server room, so I thought I'd ask if anyone else is having similar issues?
I've had a look at average rainfall for our area and the rainfall this year and the rainfall has been consistently less than a third of average... Could this be a cause of our humidity issues?
What problems is the lack of humidity actually causing? I know Suan and I suffered in Denver because it has almost zero humidity and left us in need fo a drink after only a short walk!
Its also horrible working in there, as it feels like all the moisture is being sucked from my body.
AngryTechnician (5th July 2010)
What is this "low humidity" you speak of? It implies the use of the mythical "air con"
seriously though... it sounds like your air con is being over-zealous... can it be adjusted (I haven't a clue as we don't own any)
Low humidity causes static buildup. You need to make sure it doesn't go too high or low when using air conditioning, see what modes are available on the unit.
I have some small air vents to outside, left from when it was just air cooled which help to keep humidity normal.
The main issue with low humidity is that static can build up. An large electrostatic discharge in your server room could really ruin your day.
Personally, I'd nip the problem in the bud and stick a humidifier in there. You should aim for around 50% humidity.
This lot Server Room Air Conditioning recommend 40% minimum, one of these may help and be a little safer than the tubs of water Humidifiers | Room Humidifier, Portable Humidifiers, Industrial Humidifiers, Home Humidification
Aye, I'm wanting a humidifier (I've asked our aircon guys to provide me with some details), but my boss's response when I brought up the humidity issue was 'why have we never had this problem before? we can't afford a humidifier, so tough'...
Ignoring the fact that the equipment in there will come to, what, £50k + in value...
Are there no windows/air vents in your server room?
our 2 airedales have humidifiers built in, and presettable levels. According to the Cli-Mate, we're currently sat at 22.33degrees, at 36% relative humidity. It was up to about 60% this morning before I forced unit 1 offline for a regenerate cycle of the bottle. Unit 1 hasn't been the same since the screwdriver-wielding monkeys of Company X poked it. It's not often we have to call security to have a contractor removed from site for services to sheer muppetry. Ah well, it's coming up for a full service anyway.
i came into work today at about 19 stone, think i have lost around 4 stone in a day due sweat lol
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