Patent Number: 8,823,535

Title: Early detection of environmental conditions that will lead to creep corrosion on printed circuit boards in data centers

Abstract: Apparatus and method for directly detecting the atmospheric conditions leading to creep corrosion of printed circuit boards (PCBs) well before the PCBs in the computers start suffering from creep corrosion. The embodiment indicates the propensity of the air towards creep corrosion on PCBs. Additionally, to avoid the false reading due to condensed moisture, condensed moisture may be avoided by using a heater attached to the creep corrosion monitor that keeps the creep corrosion monitor above the dew point temperature.

Inventors: Klein; Levente (Tuckahoe, NY), Singh; Prabjit (Poughkeepsie, NY), Zhang; Jing (Poughkeepsie, NY)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G08B 21/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018