As manufacturers of components for electrical panels, we often talk about how to manage the temperature inside them in an optimal way, to preserve the installed devices and guarantee efficiency and duration of life. Among the most common problems related to temperature management, some in particular can be really challenging. Let’s see them together.
Components in an electrical panel may experience considerable temperature variations, depending on the environmental conditions in which the cabinet is installed. It’s necessary to defend electrical and electronic equipment when the functional temperature thresholds exceeded or dropped.
High temperature is the main enemy for most electrical or electronic components. Every 10°C (18°F) rise in temperature reduces the electronics’ life by 50%, causing failed circuitry, de-rated working performance and downtime. Excessive heat can be generated by the electronics themselves or or from outdoor influences like prolonged exposure to the sun. Like heat, low temperatures and day-night thermal excursion can present risk on electrical equipment, especially because they are associated with moisture accumulation.
In this case, both cooling and heating systems must be designed to maintain ideal conditions within the enclosure.
In cold climatic conditions, Fandis offers anti-condensation heaters for warming up and distributing the air inside the enclosure preventing condensation.
Thermostats and hygrostats help stabilise the temperature and humidity levels inside the electrical cabinet. They work with a heating or cooling device to maintain safe working conditions within the enclosure and safeguard against condensation, humidity and frost.
Fandis range of thermal control devices includes single and double mechanical thermostats and hygrostats: all suitable for application on 35 mm DIN rail.
IoT temperature and humidity sensors provide valuable data for continuously tracking thermal conditions, and provide feedback to control systems. A good practise would be to install a remote enclosure monitoring device that will give early warning of any problems and prevent downtime.
All-in-one IoT controller Sensis by Fandis satisfies this need. It monitors the climatic conditions (temperature, humidity and ventilation efficiency) inside the cabinet, detect any anomalies, i.e. filter mats replacement or door left opened, and allows predictive maintenance.