Why Humidify... For Clean Rooms


The importance of proper humidification for clean rooms not only pertains to comfortable and sanitary working conditions, but also product quality control.

Precise relative humidity (RH) that is balanced plays a key role in influencing the efficiency and productivity of these environments, which are designed to be free of dust and other contaminants to enable the production of sensitive items such as electrical components. By humidifying these spaces in a consistent and regulated manner, clean room operational output can be maximized and maintained at desired levels more easily.

Greater Quality Control

Clean rooms are high-precision high-control environments generally used for manufacturing purposes to ensure product quality and material consistency. Proper relative humidity of 40% to 60% offers balanced levels that protects against overly moist or dry conditions, protecting against unwanted issues such as short-outs, cracking and other forms of damage. As a result, clean room product quality is increased and maintained more consistently. Additionally, this means a reduced amount of component and product wastage, helping businesses with properly humidified clean rooms save money and valuable time.

Electrostatic currents develop when conductive materials interact with one another. A build-up of these currents can result in potentially discharges of electrical energy that can not only cause interference or damage to electronics, but also endanger individuals who interact with these areas. Balanced relative humidity (RH) levels mitigates the potentialities of such situations unfolding.                   

Reduced Employee Absenteeism

Clean rooms are designed to be free of unwanted bacteria, but without proper humidity control this is impossible to achieve. Under conditions that have regulated humidification, expect to see a decrease in employee absenteeism and workplace illnesses due to bacteria having more limited time airborne, effectively falling before generating infectious conditions.

Minimize Risk of Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)

Electrostatic currents develop when conductive materials interact with one another. A build-up of these currents can result in potentially discharges of electrical energy that can not only cause interference or damage to electronics, but also endanger individuals who interact with these areas. Balanced relative humidity (RH) levels mitigates the potentialities of such situations unfolding.                   

Benefits of Nortec humidification in clean rooms

  • Maintain consistent product quality.
  • Minimize product and material wastage.
  • Reduce risk of electrostatic discharge (ESD).
  • Maintain consistent air quality and relative humidity.

Our Clean Room Clients Include

  • - Abbott Vascular, Eire

    - Abbott 

    - Boston Scientific

    - Galen Pharmaceutical

    - Medisense

    - Millipore

    - National Semiconductor

    - Oxford University

    - Pfizer

    - Wellcome Trust

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