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Enterprise Data Center Design and Methodology by Rob Snevely

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Humidification Systems

Humidification can take place within the air conditioners, or by stand-alone units. In some data centers, it might be better to introduce moisture directly into the room where it will mix easily with the ambient temperatures. This can be done with individual humidifiers, separate from the HVAC units. These should be units designed to keep the psychrometric rates of change to a narrow margin, monitor the room conditions, and adapt to the current room and equipment demands. Separate units throughout the room increase the amount of control over humidification and offer redundancy.

HVAC units are available with the capability of adding moisture to the air flow, but they might not be the best solution due to the way they do ...

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