Fluctuating temperatures in harsh factory or plant environments can make thermal management of enclosures a difficult task. With many different options available to maintain consistent thermal management, the correct or most budget-friendly choice isn’t always obvious.
In this white paper, technical marketer Jim Krebs explains the best practices for thermal management by reviewing the three heat transfer mechanisms and the different types of enclosure thermal management systems that are used to maintain consistent temperatures within enclosures.
The paper will also examine the wide assortment of heaters, air conditioners, heat exchangers, vortex coolers, venting devices and control units designed to provide efficient and cost-effective climate control of an enclosure.
Lastly, the paper explores five steps to determine heating requirements such as determining the enclosure surface area exposed to air, choosing the correct heat transmission coefficient and the benefits of cooling a control enclosure.
The ‘How to Select and Size Enclosure Thermal Management Systems PDF can be downloaded here.
To learn more about AutomationDirect’s Enclosure Climate Control Options, please visit: https://www.automationdirect.com/enclosure-climate-control
In business since 1994, AutomationDirect is a distributor offering thousands of industrial automation products for electrical control systems, including PLCs, operator interfaces, AC drives, motors, stepper systems, sensors, motor controls, enclosures and more. Their prices are typically well below the list price of more traditional automation companies because of their business model and focus on efficiency and the majority of their products are stocked for same-day shipping. Plus, get free two-day delivery on orders over $49; some limitations apply. For more information, contact them at 800-633-0405 or visit www.automationdirect.com.