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Re: Humidity ranges?

  • From: Marshall Eubanks
  • Date: Tue Aug 05 00:03:29 2003

On Mon, 04 Aug 2003 23:35:24 -0400
 Jeff Kell <jeff-kell@utc.edu> wrote:
> 
> Todd Mitchell - lists wrote:
> 
> > | and when I should
> > | complain to the datacenter operators? (References I can point to would
> > | be nice.)
> > 
> > When your equipment starts to rust ;)
> > 
> > I don't have any technical references, but I think that anything over
> > 65% is probably too much.  Most facilities I have equipment in do not
> > exceed that mark.
> 
> It isn't a *huge* issue (within reason) unless you have printers around 
> and the inherent paper.  Big lasers are notoriously finicky about 
> humidity, which directly affects the paper quality.
> 

If you are running lots of mag tape, humidity > 60 % starts to really
increase tape and head wear. If new tape heads are part of your
regular operating budget, I would keep the humidity < 50 %.

Regards
Marshall Eubanks

> Otherwise, just keep it well below the dewpoint :-)
> 
> Jeff
> 





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