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 your old enclosure air conditioner just isn’t stacking up? Continue reading

5 Reasons You Need a Reliable Cooling System for Electronic Enclosures



No one needs to be told how much time, effort and of course money accompanies the systems needed to keep a business running smoothly. Ensuring that pricey electrical equipment, servers and security systems that drive production remain operational is no longer a secondary task. It is a critical business function, and even a matter of public and employee safety. Continue reading

16 Safety Tips for Electrical Enclosure Fans


16_Safety_Tips_for_Electrical_Enclosure_FansAlthough electrical enclosure fans are simple devices, there are safety risks that should be considered during their installation and use. Here, the most significant risks are highlighted and split into three sections:

  • Installation

  • Operation

  • Maintenance

When dealing with electrical enclosure fans, safe practices are critical to ensure the safety of personnel and to make certain that the installation is safe and does not jeopardize the integrity of the electrical enclosure. Where appropriate, and for more information, always refer to your fan’s user and technical manual. Continue reading

4 Enclosure Cooling Methods that Prevent Plant Shut-Down



In industrial facilities, electronic equipment is frequently used for motor control and most machines are PLC controlled. This use of electronic equipment has increased electrical enclosure heat loads because of the high heat dissipation characteristics of electronic equipment. At the same time, electronic equipment is susceptible to malfunction if allowed to get too hot, so it is widely accepted that electrical enclosure temperatures are kept below 100 ºF (37 ºC) to limit the possibility of unpredictable behavior or failure that could lead to a plant shut-down.

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7 Compliance Tips for Electrical Enclosure Air Conditioners & Other Cooling Methods



Enclosure air conditioners for use in the U.S. or Canada are required to meet certain safety standards. Although legal requirements governing the use of electrical equipment appear complex, certain compliance requirements are clear and universally applicable for electrical enclosure cooling equipment. The following seven compliance tips will help you ensure that your enclosure cooling systems comply with requirements. Continue reading

How to Properly Write Specifications for Electrical Enclosure Cooling Systems



If you are a project or maintenance engineer needing to purchase enclosure cooling systems, it is important that you spend time preparing a detailed specification before initiating an inquiry. This relatively simple task will ensure you get a cooling system that will meet your needs with appropriate approvals. Here are some tips for writing a specification for enclosure cooling systems. Continue reading

Enclosure Cooling Techniques for Industrial Control Panels


Electrical control panels, working in busy industrial applications, serve as the nerve center for many businesses. They are a critical piece of equipment that can ring up some expensive downtime if they are not monitored, maintained and cooled properly.

Most of the enclosures that house electrical control panels find themselves in hot and dusty areas, two potentially damaging factors that must be mitigated when choosing to employ the right enclosure cooling techniques.

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Keep Electrical Components Safe from Contaminants with a Proper Enclosure Cooling System



Electrical components in an environment containing chemical vapors and dusts are subject to corrosion, and as a result equipment malfunction or failure is more prone to happen. Even gold and silver plated connectors and contacts are affected as porosity allows contaminants, especially in high relative humidity conditions, to attack the underlying metals. Continue reading