Corrosive air filtration unit: the way to protect data centers from corrosion damage

Corrosive air filtration unit: the way to protect data centers from corrosion damage

Polluted air, which can enter the building via ventilation systems, is a growing problem in the paper industry, pulp and paper mills, refinery and petrochemical plants. Three types of gases in the air which are the most harmful: acidic gases, caustic gases and oxidizing gases. Corrosive gases such as hydrogen sulfide, sulfur and nitrogen oxides, chlorine, and hydrogen fluoride are typically the most harmful for electronics. Corrosion of metals caused by attack of gaseous contaminants can be accelerated by heat and moisture. A temperature increase of 10°C doubles the corrosion rate.

Data centers can be especially vulnerable to these corrosive gases. Any build-up of corrosion threatens the risk of faults, failures and data loss. Control systems and computer processes must not be exposed to the risk of corrosion damage by the room air pollutants either.

Corrosive Air Filtration Units should be used to eliminate the risk of corrosion in electronic devices. These filter units have been developed to protect process control systems from corrosion. Alfaintek Corrosive Air Filtration Units can effectively remove these gaseous contaminants generated externally and eliminate the risk of potential damage to electronic equipment.

Corrosive Air Filtration Units are typically gas-phase air filtration devices. They have three major sections: the first section is a particulate prefilter to remove dust and particles, the second section is an appropriate chemical filtration media to capture and eliminate harmful gases and the third is the final filter section. Chemical filtration media which is used in Corrosive Air Filtration Units should be chosen taking into consideration the pollutant gases which should be eliminated.

Alfaintek Corrosive Air Filtration Units can be integrated into the ventilation system or can be self-contained air scrubbing devices designed to provide recirculated air, free of corrosive gases. The quality of the purified air can even exceed the industrial standards.

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