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Environmental control programs for data centers and telecom facilities may be lacking a critical protective element; removal of corrosive gases which can harm sensitive electronics.  Neglecting even extremely low levels of corrosive gases can have costly ramifications; downtime, non-compliance of electronic warranty specifications, ghost signals, circuit board failure and complete failure of electronic components including hard drives, DIMMs, capacitors, and other components.

Environments that were once considered non-corrosive are now experiencing corrosion-related failures since the introduction of “lead-free” legislations, such as the European Union (EU) directive “on the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances” (RoHS).  These legislations require electronic manufacturers to replace lead and other hazardous substances with materials that are proving to be more susceptible to corrosion.  Due to the increasing number of failures using these lead-free materials, electronic manufactures have begun requiring an ISA Class G1 environment for warranty compliance as described by the International Society of Automation (ISA) Standard 71.04-1985 and as modified by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Technical Committee TC 9.9 2011 white paper on gaseous and particulate contamination guidelines for data centers and the International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) 2012 guidelines for limits of gaseous contamination in data centers and telecommunication rooms. 

How can Data Centers and Telecom Facilities Detect Corrosion?Corrosive gas concentrations are invisible to the human eye (10 times smaller than the smallest particle matter) and are commonly measured in parts per billion (ppb).  While corrosion is primarily caused by a chemical reaction due to gaseous contamination, heat and moisture can accelerate this process.   Although temperature and humidity can be controlled and monitored through the HVAC system, measuring the effects of corrosion requires real-time or reactivity monitoring as prescribed by ISA, ASHRAE, and iNEMI.

Purafil’s corrosion monitoring technologies have been trusted worldwide to help facilities proactively detect corrosion-related problems.  Once a corrosion problem is determined, gas-phase filtration can be added to makeup air handlers, HVAC systems, and CRAC units.  Over the past 40 years, Purafil has provided corrosion control filtration media, filters and filtration systems to help data center and telecom facilities maintain their electronic equipment warranty compliance, prevent corrosion damage and maintain equipment uptime and reduce MTBF (mean time between failures) due to corrosive contaminants. 

Purafil has developed a comprehensive “Assess and Protect”
program for data center and telecom facilities based on our 40 years of expertise in corrosion control and prevention.

Assessment Services:
• Air Quality
• Air Handling Unit
• Room Integrity
• Electronic Equipment

Protection Services:
• CRAC, Makeup or Air-Side Economizer Retrofits
• Additional Particulate and Gas-Phase Filtration

Engineered Solutions:
Purafil believes in the value of air quality assessment and continuous real-time monitoring, so customers can verify the quality of the air in the data center. These tools enable customers to reduce or prevent corrosion damage and are the key to a successful equipment reliability program.

Purafil maintains nearly 40,000 installations worldwide in industrial, commercial and technology company facilities including:
• Data Centers
• Telecommunication Facilities
• IT, Server & Control Rooms
• Electronic Test Assembly & Packaging Facilities
• Semiconductor Fabs
• HDD Manufacturers
• LED/PV/LCD/Display Fabs
• Pharmaceutical Cleanrooms

Purafil is an ISO 9001:2008 Certified Single-Source Manufacturer of Media, Modules, Equipment and Instrumentation. Ask for only genuine Purafil factory products! Do not be confused by companies that strictly buy and resell other products that sacrifice quality and performance. Contact your local Purafil Representative today to order Genuine Purafil Products!


Purafil dry-chemical media removes corrosive contaminants through an instantaneous and irreversible process known as chemisorption. During this process, the media’s active ingredient transforms the contaminant into a stable solid, which remains trapped inside the porous cavity of the pellet. Purafil offers a custom selection of engineered media, each designed to target specific contaminants. Using select Purafil media in combination ensure complete and targeted control of multiple gaseous contaminants.

Complementary Media Life Analysis: Purafil’s laboratory analyzes samples of media from your air scrubber to determine the remaining life. A date for replacement can then be scheduled to ensure the protected space is not exposed to gas breakthrough or media is replaced prematurely.


Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Tools

Technical Services

From laboratory Media Life Analysis to on-site consultations, Purafil offers responsive technical and laboratory support to solve your corrosion problems and improve process reliability. Click here to learn more about the most advanced gas-phase air filtration research and development laboratory!

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