In the manufacturing and process world, moisture can cause significant problems, even in small concentrations. Water (or even trace moisture) can cause corrosion in valves, pipes and motors. It reacts with chemicals like lithium, sodium, silver, ammonia, chlorine, hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide. It can destroy catalysts in hydrocarbon and petrochemical processing. And, it will freeze. So what does that mean to your processes?
Moisture can cause corrosion and plug orifices, valves, and actuators. It can cause problems in the operation of pneumatic systems. It can cause rust and increased wear of moving parts. In cold weather, process moisture can freeze in control lines, causing faulty control operations.
RAECO Rents also has instruments for measuring environmental moisture that causes damage to building construction, drywall, and can lead to mold and sick building syndrome. In the days following natural disasters in the southwest and southeast US, moisture and mold detection can be critically important in rebuilding homes, offices, and industrial workplaces.