5 Precautions to Take when Enclosure Cooling System Is Subject to Vibration

An electrical enclosure cooling system installed in locations subject to vibration may fail unless special precautions are taken to prevent failure. These locations may include steel structures supporting heavy equipment, marine environments, and off road equipment. Fortunately, it's possible to mitigate the effects of vibration on enclosure air conditioners. Here are five steps that we, at Thermal Edge, take to proof our enclosure air conditioners subject to vibration.

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4 Reasons You Need Better Condensation Management for Electrical Enclosures

Condensate forms naturally when the internal temperature inside an electrical enclosure reaches dew point and which, if not dealt with, may cause many problems. These issues include the possibility of corrosion, equipment damage, and the risk of electric shock. Also, in electrical enclosures fitted with enclosure air conditioners, water collects on the evaporator coils and has to be removed.

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6 Tips for Selecting a Sealed Electrical Enclosure & Cooling Package

Although many electrical enclosures are naturally ventilated, there are a number of sound technical reasons for using sealed electrical enclosures. These include keeping components clean, dry, and preventing ingress of corrosive materials and dust. However, modern electrical and electronic equipment generates a significant amount of heat that must be removed from the enclosure, and sealed electrical enclosures cannot rely on traditional ventilation or fans for cooling. Thus, closed loop cooling is needed to  ensure internal temperatures are maintained at safe levels.

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6 Evaluation Questions for Selecting an Enclosure Air Conditioner Supplier

When you are selecting an enclosure air conditioning supplier, you'll want to make sure the supplier is capable, competent, and that their equipment meets your requirements. So, before placing an order, spend a little time evaluating potential suppliers to make sure you select one that will deliver the quality you need.

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Design Engineers Checklist for Meeting All Thermal Management Requirements

This checklist is intended to help design engineers verify the important thermal management requirements for enclosure cooling systems. The checklist covers environmental conditions, cooling requirements, methods of cooling, and other pertinent design aspects.

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5 Dangers in Comparing Enclosure Air Conditioners from Different Manufacturers

For many projects, a buyer will insist on several bids from vendors before placing orders. This is a valid requirement but, unless care is taken when selecting enclosure air conditioners, products selected may not meet operational requirements because the comparison process doesn't take into account aspects other than the initial price.

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How to Easily Replace an Enclosure Cooling System from Another Manufacturer

When an enclosure air conditioner on one of your electrical enclosures fails, you need to act quickly before the panel overheats. But what do you do when you cannot find or contact the original enclosure air conditioner supplier or, if you can, they are unable to supply a replacement quickly? What if the technology of you old enclosure air conditioner just isn’t stacking up?

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How Enclosure Air Conditioners Improve Plant Operations

There are a variety of plant conditions that can warrant the use of enclosure air conditioners to keep your electrical equipment running well. When an air conditioner is used in conjunction with a properly sealed electrical enclosure, the closed loop cooling system can mitigate a many issues.

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The Importance of Selecting an Electrical Enclosure with Cooling Equipment in Mind

Winning the battle of electrical enclosure cooling comes down to heat dissipation or scattering that heat away from equipment. Many factors, such as the electrical equipment generating the heat or having the enclosure located outside in a hot environment, will need to be figured into your plans, but the another factor here is the enclosure itself.

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Thermal Management for Electrical Enclosures in High Temperatures

When working with expensive electrical components in areas with extreme temperatures, having electrical enclosures that will protect your equipment from dust and dirt is important, but even more important is having cooling systems in place to keep the equipment at the proper temperature. High ambient temperatures can wreak havoc on electrical equipment that is not protected, so having a well-designed thermal management scheme in conjunction with each of your electrical enclosures will extend the life of your equipment. Thermal management involves not just selection and sizing of the proper cooling system, but accounting for factors that might impact cooling capacity.

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