Laboratories are, in themselves, delicate mini-ecosystems that rely heavily on pinpoint-accurate details, extending to proper humidity.
Under the proper conditions, these environments produce experimental data that can be carefully consulted to benefit humans, animals and the world we live in.
When laboratories suffer from overly dry or moist air, they introduce a slew of problems for those who work in them. Maintaining proper relative humidity (RH) at 40% to 60% minimizes the amount of time that bacteria spends airborne, drastically lowering the risk of airborne-based infections amongst employees. Therefore, proper humidity control reduces absenteeism and performance-related inefficiencies.
Protection of Sensitive Experiments
Laboratory environments and their employees aren’t the only ones easily susceptible to poor conditions without proper humidity – experiments and testing carried out in these spaces can also suffer from contamination stemming from imbalanced relative humidity levels. Proper humidity control benefits laboratories by limiting the amount of reach airborne bacteria has, keeping sensitive projects safe from unwanted microbes and mutations.
Greater Energy Efficiency
Laboratories are generally well-supplied with various technical instruments that all contribute towards power consumption. By introducing regulated and consistent humidification through a product such as one of Nortec’s many humidifiers, it is entirely possible to drastically reduce your energy consumption while maintaining consistent air moisture and temperature control.
More Accurate Results
It is important that laboratories are atmospherically controlled to a point where their experiments go uninterrupted and unaffected by humidity at all. Conditions that are too dry or moist can effectively sabotage analysis and create incorrect results, but proper RH at 40% to 60% can keep air moisture at levels that encourage optimal and more accurate experimental data generation.
Benefits of Nortec humidification in laboratories
- Abbott Vascular, Eire
- Boston Scientific
- Galen Pharmaceutical
- National Semiconductor
- Oxford University
- Wellcome Trust
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