Proper Humidity is Essential to the Readiness and Reliability of Defense Systems and Equipment. Insufficient humidity levels in your storage and operations facilities can cause problematic ESD occurrences, component failures, ammunition malfunctions, reduced equipment performance and hinder the uptime of vehicles and equipment. Ensuring proper humidification in your storage and operations facilities ensures maximum reliability, leading to increased training and operational readiness.
Maintain High Reliability Standards and Uptime Requirements
Proper humidification is essential to maintaining high reliability standards and uptime requirements with avionics and electrical components. Insufficient humidity levels can lead to electrical component failure and malfunction, which can impede operations and lead to unsafe situations caused by malfunctioning equipment.
Ensuring your facilities are maintained at a relative humidity level of 40-60% RH results in maximum equipment performance and readiness. Proper humidity contributes to reduced maintenance and need for spares, maximized available training time, increased training and readiness metrics and supports the highest number of combat-ready units at any given time.
Reduce ESD and Component Failures
Maintaining optimal humidity levels in your storage facilities and training centers reduces the chances of electrostatic discharge (ESD). ESD can cause damage to electrical components, failure of electronic components and operational systems, and put your personnel at risk due to the potential for electrical shock or combustion.
Keeping indoor air environments maintained at a relative humidity level of 40-60% RH prevents these expensive and unsafe electronic component failures.
This leads to a wide range of benefits, including increased uptime of avionics and electronics systems, maximized available training time, improved personnel training levels and readiness, heightened OPTEMPO and additional missions completed.
Ensure Maximum Operational Readiness and Durability with Reliable Coatings
To deliver maximum performance readiness and durability, equipment requires quality coatings. Painting military vehicles and equipment requires a low static environment for proper application.
Maintaining an indoor environment between 40-60% RH is ideal for electrostatic paint and powder coating in order to create an even, durable coat.
Coating in these ideal conditions delivers improved first pass coating results, reduced paint waste and rework, higher equipment readiness rates, increased up time, as well as higher operational readiness and mission accomplishments.
Ensure Optimal Ammunition Performance
Preventing chemical degradation in your ammunition storage facilities and operations is integral to personnel safety and mission success. Maintaining optimal relative humidity levels is integral to the prevention of chemical degradation in military ammunition. Ammunition stored in a consistent humidity environment provides increased combat readiness and usage rates.
Ammunition, gun powder, explosives and any combustible materials being handled have a high risk of danger if there is any spark of static discharge is present. Proper humidification levels significantly reduce chances of static discharge. This leads to reduced explosion hazards, safer working environments, increased material readiness and usage rates, maximized training time, higher operational readiness posture and mission accomplishment rates.
Maintaining proper humidity levels of 50-60% RH in ammunition storage areas provides maximized safe shelf life, improved ammunition utilization rates, higher weapons systems qualification rates, and increased mission readiness posture across all departments.
- U.S. Air Force
- U.S. Army
- United States Navy
- Defense Information Systems Agency (USA)
- National Security Agency (USA)