Corrosion is a natural process that occurs when metals react with molecular contaminants in the air, resulting in the gradual deterioration of the metals properties. Corrosion can cause damage to machinery, equipment and even cultural heritage objects, leading to safety hazards and costly repairs. It can also compromise the integrity of electronic components, reducing their lifetime and efficiency.
Electronic equipment are essential to the continuous operation of businesses. To help mitigate the risk of corrosion standards such as ANSI/ISA S71.04-2013 have been developed to classify environments corrosivity levels to help protect sensitive equipment and processes. Real-time monitoring of molecular contaminants can help prevent corrosion and ensure 100% uptime and availability of electrical equipment and also protect sensitive artifacts.