5 Guidelines to Decrease Electronic Overheating

Electronic panels and devices are found in pretty much every industry nowadays. They make jobs easier, speed up processes, and help with accuracy. Electronics, however, are not invincible. Electronics, over time, and especially those that are running constantly in enclosed spaces, can overheat which can cause the electronic to malfunction or become fried. This ultimately delays productivity in any of the processes that device controls.

Luckily, while this occurrence is not necessarily totally preventable, electronic cooling systems can be put in place which help to keep the electronics from overheating.

1. Mounting style

Because electronic panels and boxes require many different methods of handling, electronic cooling systems have been designed to work with them all. Whatever the most ideal type of cooling is required to maintain the electronic in question, it is available. This means cooling systems can be installed in a variety of different ways.

For example, a drop in style system, where the system is installed into an enclosed area with the electronic, allows for the electronic to be cooled without coming into contact with any outside elements. Units can also come in through mount or flush mount styles, as well as top mount or vertical mount, which allows them to conform to the needs of the space, not the other way around.

2. Noise emissions

Depending on the needs, noise emissions can be minimized, especially in a space that already has a lot of noise pollution, or if the electronic is in a small space with people around it all day. Although not all models are able to offer an almost noiseless experience, many companies are making this more and more of a priority.

It is not only a matter of a more pleasant working environment, it is also a matter of health for people who must be near it. More noise pollution can cause damage and hearing loss to those who are subjected to it for many hours in a day.

3. Hazardous environments

Electronics in hazardous environments may need more specific vortex cooling systems due to the dangerous materials or harsh environmental factors surrounding them. Some electronic cooling systems are made with corrosion-proof materials.

This allows the cooling system to be protected from corrosion which makes it last much longer in environments where corrosive materials are likely to come in contact with them. Cooling systems can also be made with materials which can better withstand harsh environments which would cause damage to less durable equipment.

4. BTU per hour

Electronic cooling systems can also offer different BTU per hour. BTU stands for British Thermal Unit, and the BTU per hour is how many BTUs the unit can effectively remove from the air. The BTU an electronic cooling system can handle can vary widely, with the lower end being around 1,000, and the higher end heading up into the 22,000 range.

It would be useful here to know the requirements of the electronic device itself, and how many BTUs it creates in an hour. Generally, larger fans will have a higher rating.

5. Dimensions

Size really does matter here. To begin with, there may be a limited amount of space in which an electronic cooling unit will even fit. Larger units will normally be more powerful, however it doesn’t make sense to invest in a big, high-powered unit, when a more compact and less powerful unit will do the job just fine.

Larger fans will also be heavier and will use up more energy, so it isn’t ideal to go overboard on the size just for a higher BTU that isn’t necessary. It’s best to stick with one that will do only slightly more than what is required of it.