ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center) is a brand new world-class transportation and retail center located in Anaheim, California. ARTIC decided on digital signage for use throughout the complex to display bus and train schedules as well as general public transportation status messages. ARTIC design engineers needed air conditioners to regulate the sign cabinet interior temperature and assure sustained, reliable functionality of the equipment. The cooling units needed to be small enough to install easily and inconspicuously in a tight space, yet powerful enough to meet rather demanding cooling requirements.
A U.S. government agency reached out to EIC Solutions to develop a custom solution to protect their equipment from failure in harsh environments. Located outdoors in remote areas of the South Pacific, the equipment monitors the presence of dust particles in the atmosphere. The data is then used to track and predict monsoon patterns to study the possible effects of the particles on these dramatic weather events that cause flash floods, destruction to crops, costly property damage and the loss of human life.
A major U.S. theme park in Southern California was in search of a low-maintenance, reliable solution to both house and cool electronic controls on a popular park ride. In the peak season, which occurs during the hot summer months, the electronics and devices controlling the amusement ride were often subjected to extreme heat and high humidity. This, combined with near 24/7 operation, made controlled cooling of the electronics essential in order to assure sustained, reliable functioning of the equipment.
EIC's customer is a well-known global provider of industrial equipment, machinery, instruments, apparatus and supplies. The customer serves clients in the petroleum extraction/refining, mining and hydrocarbon industries. EIC was presented with the need for cost-effective air conditioning of the enclosures to be used to protect electronics in drilling rig equipment. Among the types of equipment being used were mud-pumps, drilling motors, and TDSUs (top dry systems units). The electronics and circuitry in the equipment is occasionally exposed to explosive atmospheres requiring Class 1, Division 2 products. Typical Class I locations include petroleum refineries, gasoline storage and dispensing areas, spray finishing areas, aircraft hangars and fuel servicing areas.
EIC Helps Security Contractor Improve Bus Terminal Safety by Providing Protective Enclosures for Surveillance Equipment
A leading multi-skilled security contractor/integrator was approached by a municipal transportation company to provide secure, protective enclosures for NVR equipment (network video recording). To enhance the safety of bus patrons, the NVR systems are used for video surveillance at bus stations throughout the city of San Antonio, TX. The transportation company stipulated that the enclosures must be low-to-zero maintenance, tamper-proof and capable of maintaining enclosure contents and recommended safe operating temperatures year round. The enclosures were to be used in an outdoor environment and would be pole-mounted.
EIC Enables Contractor to Meet Customer Demands for Cooling/Heating Enclosures with Low Power Consumption
In a newly constructed mid-town parking garage on Long Island NY, the local parking authority planned to install recording and monitoring equipment for security purposes. The electronics and communications/control systems were to be housed in tamper-proof enclosures with internal temperature control. Because temperatures in the parking garage could reach 105°F during summer months, and plunge to zero in the dead of winter, both cooling and heating capability were needed. The cooling/heating systems were to be low energy consumption units. Additionally, the enclosures were required to keep out moisture, dust and dirt. The parking authority tasked the contractor for the project with the job of sourcing enclosures that fit the bill.
US Military Selects EIC Solutions Air Conditioned Transit Cases to Help Protect Electronics and Sensors in IED Defeat and Detection Systems
The US military developed new technologies for IED defeat and detection systems for use in Iraq and Afghanistan. These systems utilized sophisticated sensors and electronics in order to detect the presence of roadside bombs and other improvised explosive devices. The working environment for these systems presented a significant challenge to the designers as the sensitive electronics would be subjected to the extremes of Middle East weather including: daily average temperatures from 48 degree C (120 Fahrenheit) in July and August to below freezing in January; a significant rainy season producing up to 100 centimeters a year in some places; and severe wind phenomena with massive dust storms and very dry, desiccating air.
A helicopter flight simulator for military applications was being utilized in the Middle East for pilot training. Trainees found that the small cockpit on the simulator was getting too hot for them to adequately operate the simulator after only just a few short minutes in the cockpit.
EIC’s Protector™ Series Enclosures Keep Temperature-Sensitive Equipment Running Smoothly at Nuclear Power Plant
A nuclear power plant approached EIC Solutions because they were unhappy with the failure rates and maintenance levels of their compressor-based cooling systems. EIC Solutions provides the plant with the Protector™ Series Electronic Enclosure
When the New Meadowlands Stadium was constructed, it’s LCD scoreboards’ electrical wiring components and controls had to be mounted close to the screens to reduce wire length and eliminate any RF/EMI noise. The best mounting position was behind the screens, which exposed them to weather elements.