The Santa Ana winds typically bring extremely dry air and an increase in static electricity. After several winters of nursing an underperforming humidification system at their Orange County location and facing an expansion, Repair Facilities Manager Yuji Yoshikawa finally decided that he needed to find a humidification system that worked consistently to address these issues. Reducing static to combat the impact from weather changes was his first concern for his facility which specializes in repair on avionic electronic systems. When planning the repair shop’s expansion, Yuji received a high quote from his vendor to extend the existing humidification system which forced him to look at different options to improve or upgrade the humidification system. Yuji needed a multi-zone solution that could be trusted in the production environment to emit high pressure water fog where it is needed most, creating localized humidity. MicroCool’s proposal would solve the high maintenance issues of in-duct systems by providing a more energy efficient and reliable humidification network.
The issue of static electricity in a sensitive electronics repair facility can be an ever-present enemy that can’t be seen, and it’s not a small matter for solid state environments. The Electrostatic Discharge Association reports that hundreds of millions of dollars are lost every year in damage to product and effect on production costs.