Keeping your cool in control panel enclosures
Control panel designers are always juggling technical requirements for electrical control panels within financial constraints. On the one hand, there's the desire to select large control panels that maximise the arrangement of electrical equipment, and on the other, there's the necessity to adhere to strict cost constraints, which invariably necessitates compromises.
There's also the issue of potential space limitations within the facility as well as the current environmental conditions. Having selected the most appropriate enclosure, one of the most challenging tasks to prolong the life and optimise performance of each item of electrical and electronic equipment within the control panel is to control the temperature within the enclosure, and guarantee that the heat dispersion inside the control panel keeps equipment temperatures within acceptable limits.
Read the full article in PBSI's July 2022 issue.
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