Anyone who has lived in Australia knows that the humidity can climb despending on the season. That’s okay if you are hanging out on the beach with a long, cold drink in hand, but humidity is not good if you want to avoid substrate surface corrosion during and immediately after abrasive blasting.
With high operating temperatures and water treatment during operation, corrosion is prevented from occurring. During shut down for repairs or on standby, the system starts to cool down and high relative humidity in the air starts to become a problem, creating corrosion.
In an recent article posted in the Guardian, the world's oldest mummies are degrading at a rapid rate due to higher than normal humidity levels in the atmosphere.
Humidity can lead to moisture damage, bacterial growth and corrosion of the object to be preserved. Once, this has occurred the object will probably never return to its former condition.
Find out how Humiscope can help with preservation of artifacts.