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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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4 Steps to Diagnosing Enclosure Cooling Fan Issues

Enclosure cooling fans are one type of cooling device used to help keep heat producing electrical components from overheating. Fans are unique in that they are considered to be an open loop cooling system whereas air to air heat exchangers and enclosure air conditioners are closed loop systems.

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7 End-Of-Summer Maintenance Tips for Enclosure Air Conditioners

This year's summer has again been hot and some areas have experienced exceptionally heavy rainfall and high humidity. Consequently, enclosure air conditioners have had their work cut out keeping electrical enclosure temperatures and humidity under control. With cooler weather coming on, this is a good time to perform end-of–summer maintenance checks and make sure that everything is ready for winter.

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3 Mistakes Made in Cooling Industrial Control Panel Enclosures

Mistakes can be costly when it comes to enclosures housing industrial control equipment. Not only are the individual components, including variable frequency drives (VFDs) transformers, and power supplies, expensive to repair or replace, but they control the equipment upon which the entire operation of the facility depends. 

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