Heat is the enemy of extending the life of your electronics. Heat attacks your equipment from all sides: on the outside with extreme variations in ambient temperatures and inside with high thermal loads caused by the high density of components within the enclosure. The challenge is to manage temperatures consistently on both ends of the thermal spectrum in any environment.
Rittal industrial climate solutions lengthen the life of your components, optimize performance and reduce equipment failure. Time is money, and uptime ensures your operations are profitable.
Sources of damaging heat
The trend toward high equipment density in enclosures challenges the heat removal process. Components, even those rated for high heat use, degrade when the heat load rises. Not only do enclosure temperatures rise from the waste heat generated inside but also from external environmental factors.
Deployment of mission-critical enclosures into harsh environments increases the level of heat risk to the components inside. Your thermal control system must manage the impact of any factor that inhibits air flow and increases temperature.
Higher temperatures increase downtime
Generated heat must be removed efficiently or heat damage will occur. Controlling units and microprocessors age quickly under heat pressure. If left unchecked, small nuisance malfunctions may be the first sign of overheating and lead to a sudden catastrophic failure that can cost thousands in downtime costs, and derail your project timeline.
Interior heat consequences
- De-rated power performance
- Trip faults and fluctuations in circuits
- Mean time between failure decrease
- Component set point drift
- Intermittent or catastrophic system failure
- Voided component warranty
- Factory downtime
- Lost revenue
- Delayed shipments
- Customer dissatisfaction
- Component replacement costs
Rittal advanced climate control technology is your defense. Our methodical approach ensures the internal temperature is stable and heat-related incidents or costly shutdowns are avoided. Rittal responds to your bottom line demands with a variety of engineered solutions, including exchangers, coolers and air conditioners that handle heat dissipation. Our high-efficiency units offer passive and active cooling technology that saves up to 70% in energy costs. These innovative thermal management systems are available only from Rittal.
Exterior heat factors
- Ambient temperature range and humidity
- Factory equipment heat emissions
- Level of dust or dirt
- Exposure to direct or indirect solar radiation
- Exposure to rain, snow, wind
- Presence of corrosive or abrasive chemicals and oils
- Environment requiring high-pressure wash down
- Amount of natural ventilation
Internal heat sources
- Power supplies
- Controllers, drives, servos
- Processors and server racks
- AC drives/inverters
- Microprocessor control gear
- VFD controllers
- Soft starters
- PLC systems
- Communication products
- HMI systems
- Battery back-up systems
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