How NEMA 4X Enclosure Cooling Works

power supply boards on the wallIt goes without saying that technology plays a major role in today’s industries, as more and more businesses rely on machines and other technological applications. In an ideal world, equipment would work optimally forever, providing a consistent yield and output for anyone who utilized it. Unfortunately, that is not the case, and effective thermal management is necessary to sustain this notion. In today’s blog, the team at Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX would like to address the importance of meeting industry standards to accomplish this goal, including understanding the needs for NEMA 4X enclosures.

Industry-Wide Standards and Regulations

Regulating temperature within technological applications can be accomplished with a variety of methods and concepts. While some have been proven more effective methods than others, some may also result in unintentional side effects or complications, including pollution, ineffective management, and more.

To combat this concern, the National Electronic Manufacturers Association (NEMA) defines standards that are used in North America and are specific to various grades of industrial electrical enclosures. What’s more, each one is rated in order to protect applications from specific environmental conditions, as well as protect staff from exposure to potentially hazardous parts. For more information about the complete standards list and requirements for different model types, reach out to our team today.

Understanding Your Panel’s Needs

When looking at NEMA 4X enclosures specifically, the specific standard requires the electrical panel is watertight with additional corrosion resistance. What’s more, the panel must be capable of excluding at least 65 gallons per minute (GPM) of water from a one-inch nozzle. This water must also be delivered from a distance of at least 10 feet for at least five minutes.

Electrical enclosures of this nature are often used outdoors on ship docks, in wastewater treatment plants, breweries, and in dairies.

In addition to meeting the requirements set forth by NEMA, ensuring optimal thermal management is a must. NEMA 4X enclosure cooling consists of creating a custom product or solution that can effectively move or disperse waste heat from the application itself. This can be accomplished in a number of ways, including through movement, displacement, and spreading. For more information about this process, reach out to your Noren representative today.

Customization with Optimal Outcomes

Addressing your technological application’s needs involves having a thorough understanding of the parameters that must be met. Our team utilizes a concept of collaborative engineering to continue innovating and creating a custom solution that ultimately optimizes your device’s use, including increasing yield. What’s more, we utilize eco-friendly concepts to achieve optimal cooling.

Learn More Today

Contact Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX by calling 512-595-5700 to learn more about NEMA 4X enclosure cooling, or to speak to our team today to learn about the other standards in place.