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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When Is a Top-Mount Enclosure Air Conditioner Necessary?

Air conditioners are typically required when the enclosure’s heat load is over 300 Watts and in extreme ambient temperature conditions. Enclosure air conditioners are capable of working with high solar heat gains, in poorly ventilated areas and even in highly polluted areas. However, there may be constraints that prevent the use of a conventional side-mounted air conditioner. A top-mount air conditioner’s design makes it suitable for various applications. They have been used in applications such as automotive assembly systems, material handling systems and military applications. There are specific scenarios that demand the use of top-mount air conditioners as opposed to side-mounted air conditioners.

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Understanding Air to Air Heat Exchangers for Enclosure Cooling

An air to air heat exchanger has the unique ability to cost effectively deliver convection cooling to heat producing electrical equipment with the advantages of a closed-loop cooling system. The closed-loop design cools and recirculates the air inside the electrical enclosure, while isolating electrical components from environments that pose contaminant problems.

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Do All Telecom Enclosures Require Enclosure Air Conditioners?

The almost insatiable demand for high-speed internet has led to a situation where the number of telecom enclosures needed to meet these requirements is growing almost exponentially.

Although modern telecom equipment is robust, the power requirements of high-speed data communication equipment are such that the power density inside telecom enclosures is increasing at a rapid rate. Consequently, the use of enclosure air conditioners to cool telecom equipment is becoming almost standard practice.

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Cooling Industrial Control Panels: 4 Best Practices

Industrial control panels house valuable electrical and electronic equipment which must be protected from excess heat. Components, such as PLCs, VFDs, transformers, and power supplies, are designed to operate within an optimal temperature range, and often these temperatures are exceeded within the confines of the control panel.

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What Makes Outdoor Electrical Enclosure Temperature Control Unique?

Outdoor electrical enclosures are exposed to an unusual combination of unpredictable environmental conditions that can cause electrical equipment to malfunction or even fail. Constant exposure to uncontrolled environments can wreak havoc on outdoor applications unless the proper cooling and protection requirements are met.

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