Tuesday 3 July 2012

Controlling solar gain

Rittal have a range of cooling units specifically designed for outdoor enclosure applications. If you want your electronic equipment to remain useful for longer when situated outdoors, then give it some air!

Any outdoor enclosure will suffer from solar gain on long and hot summer days and as a result the internal temperature will rise above the ambient. It is well known that the life expectancy of most electronics will fall dramatically with a temperature increase above 30-35° Celsius. Electronics sealed in an outdoor enclosure will effectively cook unless there are some simple measures taken to both remove any generated heat and reduce or eliminate the effect of the sun.

Rittal’s range include several standard outdoor enclosures with twin walls, separated by a 25mm air gap, that provide a suitable home for sensitive equipment. In addition, Rittal are able to supply either built into the enclosure, or as separate “after-market” items, a range of air conditioning units which maintain the IP55 rating of the enclosure.

Designs specifically for use in roof mounting, side wall, rear panel or door mounting applications are available, with cooling capacities ranging between 650W and 1750W and providing from 345m3/hour of cooling air through to over 1090m3/hour to cater for a wide range of circumstances.

If you intend to maintain and provide a reliable environment for your equipment then choose proven outdoor enclosure products from the market leader that will suit your needs and protect your investment.

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