Blog posts tagged with 'Enclosure Cooling'

A customer contacted ITW Air Management: Vortec about an application for an ATEX Vortex AC enclosure cooler.  The customer’s enclosure was in an ATEX Zone 2 location but the customer stated that the components within the enclosure were already rated and approved for the hazardous location, so they said there was no requirement for a purge system.

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In a small corner of dry, arid Colorado, inside a small electric enclosure, a compact but highly advanced piece of technology is helping to keep the power on for thousands of houses across a four-state region. This generation and transmission facility supplies power to dozens of power companies throughout Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming, producing over 11 million megawatt-hours of power through coal, natural gas, and renewable sources.  

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For Max Imaging & Electrical, an electrical service company outside of Atlanta, Georgia, their bread and butter is well, bread and butter. Among other clients, Max Imaging services the automation controls on food facilities that bake bread and deep fry products. Baking is a messy business, and mass producing breads, pies and fried goods is a messy industry: flour, breading and batter cloud the air and air conditioners take the brunt of the beating. When the air conditioners on control panels and electrical enclosures goes down, temperature goes up, causing production to shut down for repairs. That’s just the way the cookie crumbled, until Chuck Cohran, President of  Max Imaging & Electrical found Vortex Enclosure Coolers from Vortec.

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Giant, room-sized computer with a man sitting in front of it.We can’t escape the reality of the world we live in, everything is reliant upon computers. For someone who has been with Vortec for 33 years I have seen a lot, but now, it seems like each month there is a new advancement in the processing power, or size, of circuits. There is no disputing it, the power of compact electronic components has increased as enclosure volumes have gotten smaller. Gone are the days of giant room-sized computers, electronics are now packed into even smaller enclosures, while simultaneously increasing in speed.

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The thermostats on our enclosure coolers are another way that Vortec is trying to help customers save time and money. We Side by side image of electric thermostatunderstand that compressed air usage can be costly, and one of the easiest ways to save money is by ensuring that compressed air is used only when necessary. Automation is increasingly growing, because it allows for ease of use and ensures that you can “set it and forget it.” Our thermostats help to reduce compressed air usage, providing an efficient and cost saving method for cooling your enclosure. Here is a look into how our thermostats work.

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NEMA is a common term thrown around in the manufacturing industry, in case you didn’t know, it actually stands for National Electrical Manufacturers Association. NEMA was originally formed in 1926 to set standards for companies producing any sort of electrical products, equipment, or wiring in outside industrial facilities.

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