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Kooltronic was recently asked to develop custom air conditioners for a major metropolitan subway system. In addition to the basic cooling requirements, the units also needed to be

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Everything You Need to Know About NEMA Ratings and Enclosure Cooling


Like with a lot of things, a little knowledge goes a long way.

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has set standards, or ratings for various types of electrical enclosures, most commonly used in industrial applications.Each NEMA type relates to

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Top 5 Panel Cooling Secrets You Need to Know

Don't overlook how important it is to consider all contributing factors that will adversely affect equipment operation. One of the chief enemies of a successful enclosure installation is

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Air Conditioner Mounting Locations- 4 Things You Need to Consider

When designing a system where excess heat is a factor, air conditioner capacity is paramount for a smooth running and efficient installation. The majority of units are designed to be mounted vertically on the side of an enclosure.  Sometimes however, there are 

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Air Conditioner Performance Charts-How They Can Help You


Performance charts are a useful tool when evaluating the suitability of an enclosure air conditioner, as they help to verify

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Best Practices for Cooling Outdoor Kiosks

Offering the convenience and speed of self-service, kiosks are gaining more popularity worldwide, and it is difficult to imagine life without them. From ticketing and banking, to ordering food and printing pictures, kiosks are used for many different types of services; and with advances in technology, applications are always increasing. Kiosks typically

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The Secret Accessory to Use When Replacing Your Existing Air Conditioner

Air Conditioner Plenums and Adaptor Plates:

In most industrial environments, a properly applied enclosure air conditioner can last 15 years or longer. Like all mechanical devices however it will eventual need replacement. Once the existing air conditioner has reached its end-of-life cycle (or has been damaged), typically maintenance technicians or the end user prefer to replace the unit with an identical model as the original air conditioner. In many cases the unit is

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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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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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