Electronic systems have value in multiple ways, and if they fail it can get expensive. In fact, the cost to repair or replace the equipment may not even be the biggest expense in the event of electronic equipment failure. Think about how much time and money would be lost if you had to stop certain operations for an hour, a day, or a week.
The cost to install a reliable cooling system is far less than the potential cost of an electronic equipment failure that is entirely preventable. Continue reading →
If you have an enclosure with sensitive electronic equipment, an electrical cabinet cooling system is an important part of your operating budget, both at the time of purchase and with respect to ongoing costs. It’s important to evaluate both of these numbers to ensure that you get the best value for your investment over the entire lifetime of the equipment.
Electrical enclosures must be protected from overheating in all applications, including contaminated environments that can cause sensitive components to corrode or fail. In addition to protection from water, dirt, and dust, electrical enclosures can be exposed to salt, chlorine, sulfur dioxide and other chemicals that can potentially damage your valuable assets.
As an OEM, it’s important to stick to the tight deadlines and specifications that your customers often require. Late shipping and incorrect orders lead to unhappy customers, which potentially results in lower revenue for you. Avoid this undesirable outcome by selecting an enclosure air conditioner supplier that can deliver on its promises.
NEMA ratings identify the conditions to which an electrical enclosure can be safely exposed. The cooling system for the enclosure must be compatible with the requirements to ensure that the components inside stay protected. Depending on the application and the associated NEMA rating, you can use a cabinet cooling fan, an air to air heat exchanger, or an air conditioner to provide cooling.
Your electrical equipment is valuable, so it is important to invest in an enclosure and an air conditioner that will protect it under all of the expected environmental conditions. However, the process to select and install these systems is not always as easy as it seems, especially if you have never done it before. When an engineer designs a custom electrical enclosure, it will meet all the necessary dimensional specifications, but if they did not consider the cooling system, you might encounter unexpected problems with mounting and installation. Continue reading →
Many electrical enclosure manufacturers include the sale of enclosure cooling products as part of their service. While a few of these manufacturers are linked to specific enclosure cooling products, many are not.
Electrical enclosure cooling design is a task that is often neglected until it’s apparent that there’s a problem with the electrical enclosure overheating. At this stage it’s difficult to engineer an effective solution without causing disruption and involving considerable expense. It’s far better to consider enclosure cooling requirements during the initial electrical enclosure design stages. Here are four common problems with enclosure cooling design that arise from not planning during the early stages.
Pulp and paper manufacture is a complex process involving the chemical or mechanical preparation of wood pulp and the manufacture of paper products on high speed paper-making machines. These processes take place in environmental conditions that impact on electrical enclosures in different ways. The processes include:
An electrical enclosure with a properly fitted air conditioner can drastically reduce costs and downtime if properly maintained. Whether you are planning an update to your existing facility, or designing a new plant layout from scratch, having electrical enclosures that fit in the specified dimensions and require minimal installation time is essential.