To stay competitive, companies across all industries have to eventually reevaluate and upgrade their operating systems. One of the biggest mistakes engineers make when implementing new technology is neglecting to design new cooling methods to meet the new requirements. Though upgraded equipment is designed to be more efficient, that doesn’t always mean that it gives off less heat or requires less effective cooling methods. On the contrary, the faster and more powerful electronics become, the more waste heat they tend to generate. One of the biggest tips we can offer for upgrading your electrical systems is to ensure that you upgrade your cabinet cooling methods appropriately. Otherwise, the upgrade may prove more costly than beneficial.
Choose a cooling option that fits.
If your electrical enclosures constantly overheat, then the seemingly obvious solution may be to choose larger enclosures and/or larger air conditioning apparatus. However, moderating the temperature inside of a larger enclosure may not prove efficient. Also, a larger air conditioner may cool the air too rapidly, leading to dangerous temperature fluctuations that can overtax the system.
Ensure that sealing requirements are met.
Some types of electrical panels may be effectively cooled with natural ventilation, but in most cases (especially those in hazardous and/or dusty locations) open ventilation means guaranteed contamination. NEMA-class enclosures in particular must meet strict sealing requirements that should be taken into close consideration when choosing a cabinet cooling system.
Trust the advice of experts.
Various electrical systems (i.e., manufacturing equipment, production lines, processors, drives, etc.) may operate similarly, but their applications differ so greatly that their enclosures must be designed according to a specific industry’s requirements. To ensure that your new or existing equipment is properly cooled, speak with the specialists at Noren Thermal and take advantage of our expertise. With over 40 years of experience in designing, manufacturing, and innovating thermal management solutions, we can help you design and implement cabinet cooling methods that meet your specific needs.
Speak with the Cabinet Cooling Specialists at Noren
Upgrading electrical systems without upgrading your cabinet cooling systems can lead to excessive energy and maintenance costs. Before upgrading, speak with our cabinet cooling specialists by calling Noren Thermal, Inc. at 650-322-9500, or toll-free at 866-936-6736. Located in Menlo Park, CA, Noren proudly produces all of our products in the United States and delivers them to clients nationwide.