Even when an asset isn’t directly affected by water, moisture is still present in the air and will be absorbed by dust, making it more likely to adhere to surfaces.
As dust finds its way into an asset’s overlooked nooks and crannies, as well as cooling fins, the moisture it absorbs corrodes internal components and circuitry, leading to more problems that are difficult to diagnose. Dust and moisture can also lead to:
- Inefficient operation and breakdowns
- False/inaccurate readings from monitoring processes
- Loss of structural integrity due to corrosion
As with temperature, an advanced condition monitoring solution provides maintenance managers with analytics to identify steady or sudden increases in humidity that promote dust/moisture buildup within components.