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Ventilation

Ventilation

The electrical operating elements built into a control enclosure, such as power converters, transformers, inductance coils, contactors, relays, etc., emit and dissipate heat into the surrounding air.

 

If this dissipated heat is not removed, it may cause the ambient temperature inside the enclosure to exceed the temperature permissible for correct operation of the electrical equipment. This potentially poses a hazard to electronic components and their functionality.

 

The heat must therefore be removed to avoid malfunction and, ultimately, idle time. Natural aeration (by domes, gills, etc.) is not recommended, as the risk of contamination is very high and, in addition, the degree of protection of the enclosure cannot be maintained.

 

In such cases, forced aeration with appropriate built-in filters is the answer. In this system, the cooler ambient air is sucked by a fan into the lower part of the control enclosure, simultaneously filtered, and then blown into the body of the enclosure.

 

Here the air absorbs the dissipated heat and is then removed via an exhaust filter located in the upper part of the enclosure. An overpressure created simultaneously in the enclosure prevents dust particles penetrating any openings in the housing. Removing warm air by suction is not recommended, as the partial vacuum created within the enclosure would neutralise the dust protective effect.

 

Our filter fans are conform relevant CE regulations.

 

Contact-Voltage proof to DIN 31001. Resistance to foreign bodies and water to IP54 (EN 60529) is achieved by combining a horizontal air flow with a gasket delivered as a standard.