Air humidification in cleanrooms and laboratories

Optimum humidity prevents electrostatic charge in cleanrooms and laboratories and thereby ensures compliance with process standards. Other application examples for air humidification are semiconductor production, medical research, pharmaceutical industry, life sciences and nanotechnology.

Particle-free air

Protection from contamination has highest priority in rooms classified as cleanrooms and sensitive laboratory areas. This creates special demands on air humidification: The water used for the air humidification has to be absolutely free of minerals and other particles. Only a multi-level water treatment process and specifically adapted 

conductometry can guarantee air humidification without added particle ingress in cleanrooms and laboratories.

Electrostatics (ESD protection)

A humidity level that is too low increases the risk of electrostatic discharge (ESD) and consequential damage to components and devices. Optimum humidity all year round provides effective protection against electrostatics ESD in cleanrooms and in the lab. At a relative humidity of 40% – 50%, the conductivity of the air and the material surfaces has increased to the point where the electrical charges can easily be discharged. 

Better working conditions

Humidification in the production areas also improves the working conditions of employees.  The pleasantly refreshing indoor climate counteracts the typical effects of dry air, such as dry mucous membranes, respiratory illnesses and other ailments.

Air humidification in cleanrooms

"We are excited about the accuracy of the DRAABE instrumentation and control technology."

Jürgen Janda (Mitte), Facility Manager
Zollner Elektronik AG

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Summary of benefits of DRAABE air humidification for the cleanrooms and laboratory.

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