In this issue:
  • Industrial Wireless Tips
  • Correct Use of Enclosure Cooling Units
  • Cooling a Bottling Machine Area
  • ComPact Series of Air Conditioners

Featured video: ISA100 Industrial Wireless Basics

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Industrial Wireless Tips

According to 360 Research Reports, the global Industrial Wireless Devices market was valued at $84.75 Million in 2020. This includes Wireless HART, ISA100.11a and WIA-PA. North America is approximately 38% of this amount.1

If you are already implementing industrial wireless systems especially in electrical enclosures, there may be a tip or two you can benefit from. If you're new to ISA100 wireless, the video is a good primer on this technology designed1 especially for industrial applications.1

Tips for setting up wireless networks include: start with a site survey for wireless use to ensure sufficient signal coverage and viability. Plan on equipment and software management for updates, product failures, environment and needs changes, etc. as well as fostering operational and information technology collaboration.2 Select devices that are inherently secure by their design, create a network topology map that divides your network into application-1 driven segments, use passwords, data encryption, firewall and VPN technologies for secure communications.3
See the source articles for details.1





Correct Use of Enclosure Cooling Units

Cooling devices are best used when:

  • the necessary heat dissipation can no longer take place constantly via the ambient air
  • the required temperature inside the enclosure should be the same as or lower than the ambient temperature
  • the ambient air is heavily polluted or there is increased humidity

Product efficiency: Enclosure cooling units work according to the heat pump principle and consequently consume electrical energy, which is a financial expense. How efficiently a cooling device converts this energy into cooling performance is described by the cooling performance figure or Coefficient of Performance (COP).

The new generation of energy efficient cooling units have a COP of up to 2.5. This means that a cooling unit with a rated cooling power of 2,000 W (L35L35) will only consume 800 W of power (2,000 / 2.5) power.

Cooling a Bottling Machine Area

Roof mounted fans in the food processing industry

In some environments, a series of fans-based ventilation is sufficient. Seifert roof mounted ventilation units, are used in this bottling plant that has a capacity of 52,000 cans/hour.

Since the production facilities are fully air conditioned, the fan units are efficient enough to maintain a constant low temperature inside the electrical enclosures and to safely dissipate the heat generated by the installed electronic components.

  Bottling Plant