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Learn how to select the right cooling method for your application needs. Selecting a cooling system for an electrical enclosure is an important task that is not always as simple as it might seem. The consequences of choosing the wrong system often result in long-term maintenance issues or equipment failure. Thus, taking the time to make an informed choice in selecting an electrical enclosure cooling system is important. To help you select the most efficient cooling system based on your needs, we have created this white paper.
In this whitepaper, we help you determine:
Valuable electronic equipment housed inside an electrical cabinet is typically protected from water, dirt, and dust. However, this is not enough to defend it from two other important potentially harmful threats: moisture and overheating. Heat and moisture are the two biggest enemies of electrical equipment, potentially leading to malfunction, failure, and a shorter equipment life.
Adding an enclosure air conditioner can help prevent electronic equipment failure and ensure that your valuable systems work flawlessly and have a longer life span.
The components inside an electrical enclosure must be protected from both the heat they generate and the heat from the surrounding environment. In hotter environments, whether they are indoors or outdoors, you must be certain that the cooling system will not fail.
To do this, it is important to calculate the estimated heat load to determine the correct air conditioner size. Once properly sized, you must select a cooling system that is both durable and reliable. The consequences of cooling system failure can be much more costly than you might expect. This is especially true for remote locations where the enclosure is not regularly monitored. If the cooling system fails, it may not be detected for a number of weeks. In the meantime, valuable equipment is subject to overheating, damage, and ultimately failure. Read more on Thermal Edge >>
Thermal Edge Inc. is announcing that all orders for air conditioners, air to air heat exchangers, and filtered fan packages placed on, or after, October 1, 2018 will come standard with a 5 year warranty.
Twelve years ago Thermal Edge Inc. was conceived to provide the best quality product in the industry, and today they stand behind that goal by offering their customers the best product, value, and warranty in the market. Since the beginning, Thermal Edge has strived to provide feature rich, quality products. On average, Thermal Edge has annual warranty claims of 1%, or less.
Thermal Edge believes that customers will recognize the standard 5 year warranty as a tangible benefit. Find out more >>
Designed to provide nonincendive cooling for hazardous location electrical enclosures, these closed-loop units are ideal for use on systems in chemical and petrochemical, refining, onshore and offshore drilling applications.
Thermal Edge Hazardous Location air conditioners are in conformance with all requirements of:
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6 Ways Enclosure Air Conditioners for Food Processing Are Unique
The food and beverage industry is unique because of the need to ensure that products are safe for human consumption. Over the years scientists have begun to understand the reasons for food contamination and why there were incidents of food poisoning. Today, the industry must comply with a raft of legislation intended to proactively reduce these risks.
What Is the Best Way to Cool An Outdoor Electrical Enclosure?
An electrical enclosure located outdoors faces a number of unique challenges. Apart from exposure to all kinds of weather, the ambient temperature in summer is high and the effect of solar radiation must be considered. In these conditions, it is likely the internal enclosure temperature will be elevated and may exceed safe limits unless the enclosure is equipped with some form of enclosure cooling.
How Much Do You Know About Electrical Enclosure Temperature Control
Almost every industrial or municipal facility, such as a telecom tower, water treatment plant, or food and beverage factory, runs on electrical distribution systems and process controllers housed in industrial control panels. In most cases, these enclosures trap waste heat given off by the electrical equipment inside, which causes their interior temperature to rise.
Enclosure Air Conditioners in Food and Beverage: 3 Things to Know
Electric and electronic components used to operate equipment in the food and beverage industry, such as PLCs, motor starters, and VFDs are sensitive to moisture, contaminants, and excessive heat. In order to maintain efficiency and keep the plant running, these components must be kept at or below the manufacturer’s recommended safe operating temperature. At the same time, they must also remain free of moisture, dust, debris and corrosive chemicals.
7 Wrong Ways to Use a Cabinet Cooling System
Although cabinet cooling systems are robust and reliable, their efficacy depends upon their correct design, selection and installation. It is essential that cooling solutions are properly sized to the heat load and environmental considerations are taken into account. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, especially when equipment is replaced or upgraded by personnel with limited enclosure cooling expertise. Here are seven common mistakes that we come across.
5 Questions You Haven't Considered About Enclosure Cooling Solutions
Selecting a new enclosure cooling solution or upgrading to another product can be challenging. This is especially true when looking for both a new enclosure cooling system and a reliable manufacturer of high quality products who provides excellent customer service and technical support.
How to Cool Control Panel Enclosures in Small Spaces
There’s no getting around it. Critical electrical equipment housed in industrial control panels requires operating temperatures low enough to maintain efficiency and reliability. Without a properly sized cooling system, components such as VFDs, motor starters and PLCs are susceptible to reduced capacity, malfunctions or even premature failure, which can result in expensive downtime as well as unplanned repair and replacement costs.
An open loop cooling system means the ambient air enters the cabinet and is passed over the heat producing components to keep hot spots from forming and is then expelled from the enclosure. Even in the cleanest environments, enclosure cooling fans should have some type of air filtration to keep particulates from entering the enclosure.
Enclosure cooling fan issues often go unnoticed until electrical components begin to malfunction and eventually fail. Regular inspections and routine filter maintenance usually help keep potential problems from happening but issues can arise even if maintenance is regularly done. Read More >>
Indoor/Outdoor, NEMA Types 12, 4 & 4X Available
Indoor/Outdoor, NEMA Types 12, 4 & 4X Available
Enclosure Air Conditioner
DIGITAL TEMPERATURE CONTROLLER
ACTIVE CONDENSATE EVAPORATION SYSTEM
KEY DESIGN FEATURES
COMPRESSOR PROTECTION SYSTEM
When choosing the proper enclosure cooling solution, there are many tools to use and options to choose from. Without the right information, it will be very difficult to design and implement a satisfactory solution.
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As telecommunications equipment operators continue expanding their infrastructure to keep up with the ever increasing demand for broadband, cellular/wireless and cable internet services, the need for efficient cabinet cooling systems has never been higher.
Modern telecom equipment has always been considered to be heat sensitive. With continued component miniaturization and while being housed inside ever smaller space saving cabinets, there has been a dramatic increase in the amount of heat generated inside cabinets, raising the possibility of heat-related failure.
Because telecommunications plays such an integral part of everyday life, a perfectly running operating system is often taken for granted until a failure occurs. Service outages can lead to substantial business losses and harmed reputations, but can often be avoided with regular cabinet cooling system monitoring and maintenance. Learn More
This is due to the presence of contaminated water, corrosive liquids and vapors well as flammable gases generated by the decomposition of waste. Rodents represent an additional hazard. Altogether, five unique considerations exist. Read More
When cooling is a consideration at the beginning of control panel design, instead of as an afterthought, temperature control is a much easier feat. In this guide, you will learn:
- Control panel design tips that help maintain optimal temperature before a cooling solution is added.
- How to incorporate enclosure cooling into your design
- How to keep equipment operating safely in a smaller enclosure
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