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.
A reliable and durable cooling solution is essential to keep electrical components safe from overheating while offering protection from local environmental hazards. Excessive heat and dust can substantially reduce the reliability of electrical equipment if the ideal enclosure cooling solution isn’t implemented.
Answers to the following five questions can help make an informed buying decision.
How Do I Determine Which Enclosure Cooling Solution Best Suits My Application?
Climate and environmental factors surrounding the application will help determine which enclosure cooling solution can be used. Enclosure cooling systems such as air conditioners, air to air heat exchangers and filtered fans are available with various cooling capacities.
Whether indoors or out, an electrical enclosure must withstand temperature extremes, moisture, dust and the effects from corrosive environments. Every application is unique which may require water or dust-tight seals and offer additional corrosion resistance.
Heat load values must also be considered while selecting the ideal enclosure cooling solution. When the maximum ambient temperature and applicable heat gain values are known, using the enclosure temperature management (ETM) calculator will help determine which cooling system will be required for the given environment.
What Features Add Real Value to an Enclosure Air Conditioner System?
Energy efficiency is one feature that is seldom considered, but adds real value to the product due to substantial operating cost savings in the long run.
Enclosure air conditioners equipped with rotary compressors have the ability to produce higher cooling capacities while using the same amount of power as other compressors. The use of thermal expansion valves to control refrigerant flow increases the level of thermal performance by compensating for a wider range in ambient temperatures and automatically adjusting for the thermal load within the electrical enclosure. Greater efficiency is also achieved by rerouting hot refrigerant gas from the compressor through a pan filled with collected condensate. This process cools the refrigerant gas before entering the condenser reducing compressor back pressure.
An additional feature adding real value are smaller footprint air conditioners offering a slim design to fit in tighter enclosure cooling applications. In response to industry demands, low profile and narrow enclosure air conditioner models are designed to fit on floor and wall mounted enclosures, plus cabinet doors, to cool sensitive electronic components in a wider range of indoor and outdoor locations.
What Features Make an Enclosure Air Conditioner Unique?
Besides increasing efficiency, an active condensate removal system boils off all excess condensation which eliminates the need for a bucket underneath the air conditioner to catch dripping water. If no water is discharged from the enclosure cooling system the risk of wet slippery floors and the dangers of electric shock are minimized.
A second unique feature is fully programmable digital controllers with built in alarms and alerts that will operate for both heating and cooling applications. Temperature and alarm status are indicated on the front panel and remote monitoring options also record maximum and minimum temperatures within the enclosure.
Why is Enclosure Pressure Testing So Important?
Pressure testing is done to ensure the enclosure is fully sealed to protect components from the ingress of dust and moisture. Since every environment is unique it is important to select an enclosure that meets the specific NEMA rating and standard for the application.
How Can I Be Certain I’ll Receive a Quality Enclosure Cooling System?
Receiving a quality enclosure cooling system ensures your sensitive electrical components will be protected in the long term. Product reliability depends on the quality level of the components used, checkpoints throughout production processes and final test procedures prior to packaging and shipping where every enclosure cooling unit is UL listed and produced in an ISO certified facility.
Innovative enclosure cooling system manufacturers also design and build high quality products and they hire and train quality people that can immediately answer questions and offer customer support.
Quality You Can Rely On
In demanding environments you’ll need a high quality enclosure cooling system you can depend on regardless of daily temperature fluctuations or seasonal climate changes.
All Thermal-Edge enclosure cooling products are designed, built and tested to meet the strictest requirements for quality and durability. Contact the experts at Thermal Edge to help you solve the enclosure cooling challenges for your specific application.