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DriSteem installs gas-to-steam humidifiers at Trek HQ

Says it aims to create a safe environment for the company’s employees and data

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, 2 February 2020: DRI-STEEM Corporation (DriSteem), which manufactures humidification, evaporative cooling and water-treatment products, announced the success of the installation of humidifiers at Trek Headquarters in Waterloo, Wisconsin. The installation of the gas-to-steam humidifiers, DriStreem said through a Press release, was necessary to create a safer working environment for employees and Trek’s extensive data servers.

According to the release, Trek’s state-of-the-art complex has a unique and exclusive finishing room, where each of the company’s products is hand-finished by sanding off a layer of carbon fiber composite. This allows for every feather-light frame to be free of defects and perfectly clean for maximum bonding when painted, DriStreem said. The resin dust can be flammable, as it hangs in the air until airflow draws them into each finishing station’s filtration system, DriStreem added.

According to the release, Trek’s data servers house millions of transactions from customers in more than a hundred countries. This, coupled with the fact that the data servers and finishing room are together in one location, was the driving force for a preventative solution, DriStreem said.

According to the release, Trek contracted H&H Industries, from Madison, Wisconsin, who teamed up with local DriSteem representative, Masters Building Solutions, and the recommendation was for the installation of steam humidifiers using reverse osmosis (RO) fill water. According to the release, H&H Industries installed two DriSteem humidifiers to minimize the likelihood of static sparks in Trek’s finish room and data center.

Mysty Hanson, Assistant Product Manager, DriSteem, said: “It is truly a pleasure when you can help a company like Trek make a safer work environment for its employees. DriSteem is proud to be protecting a trusted product component of this world-class operation.”

According to the release, DriSteem’s gas-fired humidifiers burn either natural or propane gas to heat fill water into steam for humidification. This system, DriSteem said, offers significant operating cost savings over other energy sources because of its comparatively high overall efficiency and its low-cost fuel.

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