Natural convectionWhen natural convection is used for an enclosure, cool air will naturally flow through the bottom, making the heat rise and then flow out of the top. This is a very slow and gradual process and cannot be controlled, which means it is a risky choice for the components inside. Forced convectionForced convection uses the same principle, but with help from a fan filter unit to help draw cool air in and blow hot air out (as well as cooling the air within). By using a fan filter unit, you are also protecting your equipment against splashes and dust. An air conditioner can also be used, depending on the equipment’s cooling needs.
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