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An In-Depth Examination of Crypto Mining Shed Filters
If you hang out in crypto circles, you’ve probably come across discussions about crypto mining sheds. These simple structures can be a godsend for crypto enthusiasts, providing a dedicated, controlled environment for their mining hardware. A critical component to keep these sheds and the hardware within them at optimal performance is a robust filtration system. In this article, we will take a deep dive into the different types of filters and their impact on the shed, based on our recent experience.
Understanding Filters in the Crypto Mining Shed Context
Our Previous Filter: MERV 6
Our old setup comprised of MERV 6 filters, commonly used to filter out airborne particles in various applications. These filters proved to be very efficient at sifting through pollen, dust, and dirt. The frequency of cleaning the shed and the equipment was significantly reduced, which was a huge plus.
However, like everything else in life, even the impressive MERV 6 filters came with a downside. We encountered noticeable air restriction, meaning that the airflow essential for keeping the equipment cool and functioning efficiently was compromised. This is a problem you don’t want in a crypto mining operation where overheating can cause serious hardware damage.
An Introduction to Our New Filter: MERV 3
Encouraged to improve the condition, we installed MERV 3 filters in our crypto mining shed. It has now been a month since the installation, and it’s time to assess their performance.
Upon inspection, the first thing to note is that where these filters were once all blue, they’re now covered in a mix of pollen, dust and dirt, indicating they’re doing their job of filtering the air.
In the Throes of Pollen Season
At present, it’s pollen season in Pennsylvania. Our new MERV 3 filters have certainly had their work cut out in this trying time, capturing a significant amount of airborne allergens.
The trapped pollen and accompanying grime have drastically changed the filters’ appearance from their pristine blue colour to a mottled combination of whites, yellows, and greys. But this means that the filters are doing their duty in protecting the pricey mining equipment from an invasion of harmful particles.
Cleaning the Filters: A Necessary Process
How The New Filters Differ
The biggest benefit of MERV 3 filters is that they are washable. This reusable attribute stands in stark contrast to the prior MERV 6 filters that were disposable.
Despite the visible layer of captured pollen and dust, we consider the results promising considering the heavy pollen season. The MERV 3 filter’s functionality has stayed consistent, and with a cleaning session, they’ll surely return to their optimal status.
Time To Do the Cleaning
Despite the extra work of the cleaning process, it’s imperative for the filter’s functionality. Frequent cleaning ensures the filter performance is maintained and extends the filter’s lifespan, providing a more cost-effective solution in the long run.
Are You Interested in Learning More?
If you’re considering setting up a crypto mining shed of your own or if you have a keen interest in filters’ technical side, we have some valuable resources lined up for you. We provide links to both types of filters, the MERV 3 and the MERV 6, in the article below. Be sure to check them out and educate yourself better on the subject.
In conclusion, a dedicated mining shed and the right choice of air filtering system are key components to a successful and efficient cryptocurrency mining operation. Let’s continue to explore and adopt solutions that optimize and improve our mining setups.