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Archival Storage

Source type: 
Commercial
Commercial type: 
Non-Commercial
Type: 
Calculator
Function: 
Preservation platforms/systems
Audiovisual lifecycle: 
Archival Storage
Version: 
1.0
Version date: 
 
Description: 

The Dew Point Calculator is a web-based application, so no download is necessary, and can be used with any web browser. The Dew Point Calculator Calculates the best combination of temperature and relative humidity (RH) for long-term preservation of collection materials. Can be used to explore various combinations of temperature, RH, and dew point and compare the preservation quality of each environment. The dew point temperature determines what combinations of temperature and RH will be possible in the storage environment. At a constant dew point, when the temperature goes up, the RH goes down and when the temperature goes down, the RH goes up. Controlling the dew point is key to managing the risk of material decay.

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Tags: 
Preservation, Storage, Relative Humidity

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Development

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TRL level: 
Technology Readiness Level: 9
Platform: 
Mac OS X, Windows
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Developing community: 
Private Institution
Futher developments expected: 
No
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This record was last updated: 
October 2, 2018