For every 15 degrees Fahrenheit increase in storage temperature above the 85 degrees Fahrenheit recommended value, the time the belt can be stored without reduced performance decreases by one-half. it should be noted that belts should never be stored at temperatures above 115 degrees Fahrenheit.
At relative humidity levels above 70%, fungus or mildew may form on stored belts. This has minimal effect on belt performance, but should be avoided if possible.
When equipment is stored for longer than 6 months, the belt tension should be relaxed so that the belt does not take a set. In addition, the storage environment should meet the 85 degrees Fahrenheit and 70% or less relative humidity condition. If this is not possible, the belts should be removed and stored separately in a proper environment.
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