Outdoor Test Site
Air Conditioned Enclosures for Measurement Equipment
Electrical contractors and system integrators rely on EIC Solutions, Inc. to provide protection for their clients’ critical electronics. Recently, EIC was contacted by an integrator who was setting up a test site for sensitive lab equipment in a remote, outdoor location in Arizona. The customer’s equipment measures solar cell performance and temperature light intensity. To determine the solar cell performance, it is important that the evaluation process is done outdoors; however, this leaves the equipment exposed to harsh environmental conditions. The proprietary equipment required a controlled temperature to maintain precise measurements, ensuring the data collected is accurate. Based on the equipment operating specifications, 20-35°C was an ideal temperature for peak performance of the equipment; though it was subject to ambient temperatures of 0-45°C. In addition to extreme ambient temperatures, this remote test location would also require protection from harsh environmental concerns such as dust, solar exposure, rain, wind, and desert sand. To protect against equipment failure EIC Solutions recommended an application-specific, environmentally controlled Protector™ Wall Mount Series NEMA 4X enclosure with a ThermoTEC™ 120 Series 200BTU thermoelectric air conditioner. The final enclosure design, featuring a rear sub-panel, ¾” insulation, cable exits, and 100-watt heating capability, was an ideal solution for the customer. The solid-state, air-conditioned enclosures have been in the field for several months and have maintained desired temperatures within the enclosure through the extreme summer climate.
Contractors and integrators are not alone in their confidence in EIC Solutions to house and protect sensitive electronic equipment. A wide variety of industries also rely on our products including mass transit, security, military, oil & gas, and food processing. Severe environmental elements can be potentially damaging to critical equipment used in numerous industrial applications. Electronics may require a controlled environment to reduce the risk of downtime or failure due to overheating. The closed-loop design of our thermoelectric air conditioners circulates cooled air inside of the enclosure without any exchange of ambient air, protecting the inside of the enclosure from outside contaminants. The air conditioners can be added to existing enclosures in the field, or provided with an EIC Solutions enclosure. We offer a variety of preconfigured or fully customizable, air-conditioned enclosures with features including:
EIC Solutions, Inc. provides an in-depth review of application details, assists in calculating heat load, and reviews customers’ crucial sizing requirements to ensure the proper product is selected. Contact one of EIC’s knowledgeable sales engineers to review your application.
EIC Solutions, Inc. specializes in the design and manufacturing of thermoelectric cooling systems, air-conditioned electronic enclosures, and transit cases for a wide range of industries. Our products have been used in a variety of enclosure cooling applications involving the protection of electronic equipment both indoors and outdoors. EIC Solutions strives to provide the best products, resources, and tools to help customers protect investments in sensitive electronics. If you have questions regarding any of our products please contact us at 800-497-4524.