Rittal explains how climate control maintenance is the key to efficiency
28 Aug 2019
The implementation of a semi-regular maintenance schedule in a manufacturing environment doesn’t have to be massively time-consuming.
Even something as simple as a weekly visual check of cooling equipment filter mats or any system alarms can alert you in good time to call in the experts, who can then perform a more detailed review, says Karl Lycett, Rittal’s product manager for Climate Control.
For example, if a fan unit is in a dusty environment and the filter mat becomes clogged, this will reduce its effectiveness to cool the electrical equipment within due to a reduced level of air throughput. This in turn can increase the enclosure internal temperature.
This is treating the symptoms rather than the illness. If you are having to resort to a tactic such as using large fans to blow ambient air into an open enclosure you could be doing more harm than good.
An enclosure’s purpose is to create an environment in which electrical equipment is protected from ambient contaminants.
A RiAssure FREE Cooling Review from Rittal is regarded as the right fit in this instance as the local Climate Control expert will perform a short appraisal of existing equipment, give honest feedback as to whether the equipment is adequate, and also provide details/quotations for a service contract to suit ongoing needs. Rittal service staff are highly trained on the whole portfolio.