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Essential Considerations for Cooling Outdoor Enclosures

Air conditioner applications are common for electrical enclosures used outdoors. Typical industry installations include: Telecommunications, Transportation, Kiosk and many more. However, these installations can present a few unique challenges. In most situations, a cabinet’s internal temperature needs

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10 Best Practices That Should Be Expected From Your Air Conditioner Manufacturer

Reliability and avoiding downtime are some of the most important goals for any electrical enclosure application. To achieve this, enclosure cooling devices that are used need to protect equipment from the adverse temperatures and conditions that are encountered. In order for this to be accomplished, there are several best practices that customers should expect to receive from their specialized air conditioner manufacturer to ensure they are receiving the highest quality product.

Does your enclosure cooling supplier utilize these best practices? If not, it may be time to switch to one that does. 

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Case Study - Enclosure Cooling in a Food Processing Environment

Problem:

A major food processing plant had a cooling requirement for a washdown application on a very shallow stainless steel electrical enclosure, housing multiple small horsepower drives. The drives needed

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A Beginners Guide to Using Air Conditioner Performance Graphs

Performance graphs are a useful tool when evaluating the suitability of an enclosure air conditioner, They help to verify that the correct unit with the proper cooling capacity has been selected. Utilizing basic known criteria, these graphs illustrate a particular air conditioner’s performance at different operating temperatures, and therefore, help in selecting the right size and capacity required. At first glance,they

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Going Green and Saving Some Green

Making Your Operation More Environmentally-Friendly and Cost-Effective

The concept of “going green” is no longer novel, but it has stuck around because it is a simple message with straight-forward guidelines that people can relate to. There is a general consensus that we not only want to live in an economical and clean environment, but

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Application Mistakes to Avoid When Using a Fan or a Blower

With the primary goal of moving air through the enclosure, how do you know whether a fan or blower is the better choice for an application? Take a few moments to compare the similarities and differences of each cooling device in order to  make the most informed decision of which is best for you.

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Remote Possibilites - Monitoring the Thermal  Health of your Electrical Cabinet

It is generally recommended that enclosures housing sensitive electronic components have a cooling unit installed to ensure trouble-free operation and a long lifespan. In the past, the maintenance procedure involved physically checking the system, measuring temperatures and confirming expected performance. Failure would be found 

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4 Excuses for Not Addressing Your Enclosure Heat Problem. What's Yours?

Whether you have a recently installed system or are in the design phase, heat generated within your electrcal enclosure needs to be removed to ensure an efficient and long lifespan of the components being housed. Often, this is a secondary concern and may not be a priority at the onset. Overlooking this or waiting to address this later can prove

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3 FAQ’s for Cooling in Corrosive Environments

Don't assume the air you plan to utilize is clean enough to use traditional methods.These questions will help guide you to a successful installation.

1. Why is cooling a major concern in wastewater treatment and chemical facilities?

 A.The reason cooling is of special

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Heat Exchangers:The Mysterious Cooling Alternative

When discussing cooling options, heat exchangers are a product that is often overlooked. The reason for this is many people are simply not as familiar with them compared to other options, such as air conditioners or fans. Yet, in many cases, this option may be the most economical and efficient solution to cooling. So, what exactly is a heat exchanger? How do they work? For which applications are they best utilized? What guidelines need to be considered?

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