Enclosures are used everywhere to mount various devices and components such as switches, knobs, displays, wiring, and many more. They protect both the device and component from damages and also offer protection to people operating these devices. Proper cooling and ventilation of enclosures are crucial for the safe and optimal working of all devices. Ventilated enclosures are the best way to ensure this.
Several types of ventilated enclosures are available to suit all your business needs. These range from polymer to metal and wall-mounted to free-standing. They are highly adaptable and hence, can be used for a wide range of purposes. However, their main function is to protect the devices and components inside. They offer an added layer of security.
Why choose ventilated enclosures?
Enclosures can be ventilated or non-ventilated. In certain controlled conditions like a lab, non-ventilated enclosures might make more sense because they lower the chances of cross-contamination. However, in offices and factory floors a ventilated enclosure makes more sense as they provide better cooling and air circulation.
Here are some reasons to opt for ventilated enclosures in your office or commercial premises:
It is well known that if the heat dissipating from the equipment is not cooled or removed, it can cause damage. It can result in several complications like insulation damage, component failure, and even total system failure. Ventilated enclosures help to bring down the temperature and reduce the chances of risk thereby the lifespan of the equipment. When your devices work the way they should, you can enjoy lesser downtimes, infrequent maintenances, increased productivity, and better profitability.
Whatever equipment is in use, you will need at least one person to operate/maintain it. Most equipment in the workplace will be located in the same area used by employees and contractors. Their occupational health and safety are of the utmost importance to your business. In the absence of enclosures and cooling methods, hot equipment will lead to an increase in room temperature. This, in turn, can cause discomfort to the employees. Spending long periods in hot conditions can lead to several health problems such as dehydration, headache, cramps and rashes. An electrical enclosure provides the employee with a layer of safety from both the heat as well as hazards like electric shocks.
Reduces the risk of fire
Wherever there are electrical circuits, there is also a risk of fire. Over-heated equipment can cause fires or explosions. Damaged insulation can cause a short circuit, which can result in a fire. Furthermore, when temperatures rise, the chances of explosion by the discharge of flammable materials in the equipment is also a possibility. Autoignition may be triggered by inflammable gases or vapour. A ventilated enclosure substantially reduces all these risks.
From the above, it is clear that ventilated enclosures offer better safety and protection not only to the devices, but also the people in your workplace.