By Delta Adsorbents
A number of chemical reactions result in the formation of corrosive gases or what we call as pollutants. A few corrosive gases can be sensed by humans while a few others can be detected by performing chemical tests only. These gases are harmful to equipment, whether it is computers, control rooms, or other installations and company assets. When these gases react with the room temperature and humidity, they start deteriorating items within the area. Equipment deterioration can happen quickly and dramatic in some scenarios while it can be slow and subtle in others. All in all, these gases result in loss and trouble for your organization with the increase of unnecessary capital expenditure.
It is important that you are able to proactively identify these conditions and install gas phase control media. The corrosive gases can comprise of computers, transmitters, receivers and switch gears. You need to closely observe if corrosion is occurring at the contact points of electrical connectors or if there is an increase in the electrical failure. If any of these conditions are observed, it means your equipment is suffering from corrosion.
The second method of analyzing corrosion is by using a corrosion coupon. Coupons are easily available in the market and generally have a silver/copper strip placed on a Plexiglas holder. All you need to do is place these coupons in the area where your equipment is located. When they are completed, send them to the proper lab and they can determine the level of pollutants present in your work environment. According to Instruments Society of America, there are four possible types of environments according to the corrosive coupons- mild, moderate, harsh and severe. The ideal situation would be to have a mild atmosphere and in case some a more effected condition is detected, installation of a gas phase / air filter will lower the deteriorating effects of pollutants.
Gas phase filtration media targets contaminants such as sulfur oxides, hydrocarbons, formaldehyde, organic acids, hydrogen sulfide, nitric oxide, and VOC's. It is installed inside filters to purify the air with media like activated carbon and sodium permanganates. The media is found in the form of small porous pellets that are filled in filters before running the equipment. Gas phase filtration media is saturated with sodium permanganates to optimize the adsorption rate. Gas phase filtration media not only purifies the air from the impurities but also removes bad odors such as in the transportation and storage of vegetables.
In order to help you identify gas pollutants in your work environment and to assist you in placing the best air filtration media, Delta Adsorbents is here for you. We can also help you increase the life and durability of your equipment and installations by providing the most appropriate pollutant gas removal media. Contact Delta Adsorbents today!