Sweating Slab Syndrome Fix! MacroAir Big Fans

The Effects of Sweating Slab Syndrome

 

We are now in the middle of summer and for those of you that work in industrial environments like a warehouse or distribution center you are most likely familiar with Sweating Slab Syndrome (SSS). This blog, will discuss the effects of Sweating Slab Syndrome as well as how to avoid SSS through some practical tips.

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Sweating Slab Syndrome Fix! MacroAir Big Fans

Expert Interview: How to Properly Prevent Sweating Slab Syndrome in Any Workplace

Sweating Slab Syndrome (SSS) is a dangerous condition that plagues many warehouses and compromises worker safety and causes product degradation.

SSS develops inside a building with a concrete slab floor when atmospheric conditions in the building begin to match those outside. As this happens, moisture migrates to the coldest point. If it’s a dew point, it’s going to condense on whatever material is there or the slab, which is typically going to be your coldest point. Moisture plus workers and heavy equipment are a poor match, leading to potentially serious accidents.

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Solve Moisture Issues in Airplane Hangars

Because airplane hangars often have concrete floors, they are susceptible to condensation and its corresponding concerns. Sweating Slab Syndrome is a condensation issue where moisture is deposited on the surface of concrete floors. These moisture issues are prevalent in humid climates, particularly in the fall and spring seasons.
When night comes and the temperature drops, the airplane hangar and everything inside it cools down. The next day the large doors are opened and warm, humid air floods into the space. The humidity level in the hangar continues to increase to match the outside humidity levels. Now the warm air, heavy laden with moisture, will look to deposit that water on surfaces that are at or below dew point. Concrete floors typically stay cool for a while, which is why they are particularly susceptible to Sweating Slab Syndrome. Read more

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How to Keep Condensation off Cement Floors

Condensation dropsCondensation can be a huge problem in any facility. Not only can moisture cause damage to inventory and equipment, but it can also lead to serious injury if a staff member slips and falls because of a slick floor. This problem is especially prevalent on concrete and cement floors, which tend to attract moisture because of their temperature.

To solve condensation problems in your facility, you must first identify where they come from.

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Sweaty Slab Syndrome and Humidity Understanding the Connection to Manage Building Conditions

Sweaty Slab Syndrome and Humidity: Managing Building Conditions

Sweaty Slab Syndrome and Humidity Understanding the Connection to Manage Building ConditionsSweaty Slab Syndrome (SSS) is a common problem in buildings with concrete surfaces. All kinds of facilities, from warehouses to museums to large retail stores, can be affected by SSS especially in the warmer months of the year.

The key factor that causes SSS to become a problem in buildings with concrete floors is humidity. Let’s examine exactly what SSS is, its relationship to humidity, and how you can prevent this problem from endangering your staff and equipment.

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Expert Interview: How to Properly Prevent Sweating Slab Syndrome in Any Workplace

Expert-Interview-How-to-Properly-Prevent-Sweating-Slab-Syndrome-in-Any-WorkplaceSweating Slab Syndrome (SSS) is a dangerous condition that plagues many warehouses and compromises worker safety and causes product degradation.

SSS develops inside a building with a concrete slab floor when atmospheric conditions in the building begin to match those outside. As this happens, moisture migrates to the coldest point. If it’s a dew point, it’s going to condense on whatever material is there or the slab, which is typically going to be your coldest point. Moisture plus workers and heavy equipment are a poor match, leading to potentially serious accidents.

To shed light on this issue, we asked warehouse cooling expert, Jim Stahl, some of the common questions that facility and warehouse managers have regarding sweating slabs. Stahl is well-versed in the risks associated with SSS and ideal solutions for facilities to prevent a sweating slab. Read more

Sweating Slab Syndrome 6 Tips for Reducing Concrete Floor Condensation

Sweating Slab Syndrome: 6 Tips for Reducing Concrete Floor Condensation

Sweating Slab Syndrome 6 Tips for Reducing Concrete Floor CondensationIf you have ever been in a warehouse or industrial facility in the south you are most likely familiar with Sweating Slab Syndrome (SSS). The buildup of moisture from temperature swings doesn’t just affect the concrete floors; machinery can sweat, materials can sweat. In addition to the primary safety concerns moisture on concrete slabs presents for employees it can also result in damage to inventory, machinery, and the structure itself. Read more

Help Keep Wet, Moist Air Dry

Help Keep Wet, Moist Air Dry

Help Keep Wet, Moist Air DryAir in a building should be moisture-free, but different circumstances can cause moisture to creep into the environment. Some causes of this are obvious, such as a flood, or if the operations in the building boil liquids, power wash or steam. Others are more difficult to detect, like leaky plumbing or a small leak in the roof, and some causes such as the weather outside, can’t be helped. Read more

Stop Concrete Sweating with HVLS Fans

Improve Industrial Enviornments with HVLS FansWhen concrete sweats, it builds up surface moisture because of the temperature difference between the air inside of a building and the floor itself. As the vapor in the air cools down to match the temperature of the floor, droplets condense on the concrete. This phenomenon is known as sweating slab syndrome (SSS). SSS can lead to dangerous conditions for employees and transport lift equipment that could result in personal injury and costly workers’ compensation cases. Condensation buildup can also lead to product damage. High volume, low speed (HVLS) fans are the ideal way to resolve concrete sweating so you can keep your building environment comfortable, your employees safe from harm and your products dry.
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Sweating Slab Syndrome How to Decrease Condensation on Concrete Surfaces

Sweating Slab Syndrome: How to Decrease Condensation on Concrete Surfaces

Sweating Slab Syndrome: How to Decrease Condensation on Concrete SurfacesSweating slab syndrome, also known as SSS, is a condition where moisture builds up on the concrete slab floors that are found in many warehouse and industrial buildings. When the weather is warm and humid during the day and cooler at night, concrete floors are often much cooler than the air inside of the building. Once warm air comes into the building and meets the cool floors, the air deposits moisture as it cools down to match the temperature of the slab. A secondary cause of sweating slab syndrome is water-soluble salts in and on top of the slab that attract moisture in the air. There are several reasons to take precautions against sweating slab syndrome when working on your next building project.
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