Breather valves are rated for two different pressures: Cracking pressure and full-flow pressure. The difference between these two measurements is another significant source of misunderstanding on part of many design engineers.
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What is Desiccant Equilibrium Capacity? Desiccant equilibrium capacity, or saturation is the point at which a desiccant can no longer adsorb water vapor from the air at a given relative humidity. Once a desiccant's equilibrium capacity has been achieved (the desiccant has saturated), all or most of its active pore sites are filled with water […]
MOISTURE CONTROL IS A CHALLENGE FOR 83% OF ENGINEERS In a recent survey conducted by AGM Container Controls Inc, 83% of engineers reported that addressing moisture control and condensation buildup is a significant challenge in the design and maintenance of their projects. Here’s what you need to know about how to address moisture and condensation […]
You’ve developed a moisture management and monitoring system for your project but after a while, your humidity indicator card has turned from blue to pink. Or worse, it’s kind of blue and kind of pink… what do you do? Do you need to change desiccant? Replace the indicator card? Is everything ruined? To answer these […]
On March 22, 2021, AGM Container Controls Inc. (AGM) CEO Howard Stewart was the featured member on the Arizona Technology Council’s podcast TechFocus. Listen to the podcast episode now. Howard spoke about AGM’s history, product lines, industries served, future goals, keeping employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, and some of the things he credits for […]
At AGM, a common problem our customers encounter is the buildup of moisture and condensation inside of their sealed projects. Such occurrences can aggravate engineers who have spent a lot of development time only to have projects experience moisture intrusion problems.
After moisture or water vapor enters a sealed enclosure, it diffuses through the air inside, where it can later condense during temperature changes. Condensation is a common obstacle in designing sealed enclosures intended to house electronics or other moisture sensitive equipment. To make things worse, moisture will enter a sealed enclosure in four different ways.
Breather valves and immersion breathers both relieve pressure but operate differently and have different implications for moisture control. We'll look at the differences here and provide best practices for installation.
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