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Frigid-X Cabinet Panel Coolers For Electronic Control Panels
Frigid-X Cabinet Panel Coolers for electronic control panels provide a low cost method of both purging and cooling electrical and electronic control panels by using a stainless steel vortex tube to create cold air from ordinary compressed air.
Unlike many of our competitors all of the our Frigid-X Cabinet Panel Coolers are stainless steel, not just the vortex tube, for longer life and flexible use. Frigid-X Cabinet Panel Coolers are compact and can be installed in minutes through a standard electrical knockout. There are virtually no moving parts.
There are Four (4) Types of Frigid-X Cabinet Panel Coolers to choose from:
Frigid-X NEMA Type 12 (IP54) Frigid-X Cabinet Panel Coolers For Electronic Control Panels for General use in industrial environments where no direct liquid spray is applied to the unit. Stainless steel construction to hold up in corrosive environments.
Frigid-X NEMA Type 3R (IP14) Frigid-X Cabinet Panel Coolers For Electronic Control Panels for Outdoor Use. Stainless steel to hold up to rain, snow, humidity and general outdoor use.
Frigid-X NEMA Type 4-4X (IP66) Frigid-X Cabinet Panel Coolers For Electronic Control Panels - splash resistant, for use in wash down environments as well as outdoor use. Unique patented design * for secure water tight protection. Stainless steel for food service and corrosive environments. Stainless steel also provides for long life in wet environments and for outdoor use.
Frigid-X NEMA Type 4-4X-316L (IP66) Frigid-X Cabinet Panel Coolers For Electronic Control Panels - all external exposed surfaces are of 316L and ideal for pharmaceutical industry and extreme corrosive environments where 303/304 stainless steel is not adequate. As with the NEMA Type 4-4x units, the cooler is splash resistant, for use in wash down environments as well as outdoor use. Unique patented design* for secure water tight protection. 316L Stainless steel for pharmaceutical grade, food service and extreme corrosive environments. Stainless steel also provides for long life in wet environments and for outdoor use.
* US patent number 8,616,010 / Other countries: Patented or Patent Pending
Frigid-X Cabinet Panel Coolers Product Drawings:
Frigid-X Cabinet Panel Coolers - Advantages:
Frigid-X Cabinet Panel Coolers - Applications:
Note: Always question non-approved units used on electrical enclosures to assure that your panels are not damaged by inferior products.
Frigid-X Cabinet Panel Coolers - All Metal Parts, Stainless Steel Body, Quiet - Under 70dBA, Tests Show Frigid-X Constantly Quieter Than Competition!
Frigid-X Cabinet Panel Coolers - Operation:
Filtered, compressed air enters the cabinet enclosure cooler and through the vortex tube component. The air is split into two streams, one hot and one cold.
The muffled hot air from the vortex tube is expelled through the top of the air conditioner. The cold air is directed into the enclosure through the cold air distribution hose. Hot air inside the enclosure rises and exits to atmosphere via the air exhaust at a slight positive pressure. The enclosure is both purged and cooled with clean air. No outside air enters the enclosure.
Cooler Master Cabinet:
Frigid-X Cabinet Panel Coolers can provide a cooler master cabinet which may have smaller enclosures inside.
Cabinet Panel Cooler Manufacturers:
There are many Cabinet Panel Coolers manufactures which are normally air conditioners, heat exchangers, fans or other vortex cooler systems.
How to Cool Electrical Enclosures:
Electrical Enclosures or cabinets can be cooled several ways. They may be cooled by fans, water-cooled systems, heat pipe heat exchangers and air conditioners. Each system has potential limitations in cooling, or maintenance costs or can be affected by the ambient air. The Frigid-X Cabinet Panel Coolers however are virtually maintenance free.
Electronic Temperature Control:
Electronic Temperature Control is available for the Frigid-X Cabinet Panel Coolers. - More Information
The Adjustable Thermostat provided with our Frigid-X Cabinet Panel Coolers for on-off control is preset but is also an Adjustable Thermostat to reset the temperatures if desired.
Frigid-X Cabinet Panel Coolers Sizing Specifications:
Contact Nex Flow for assistance in sizing cabinet enclosure cooler - Frigid-X series.
*Cooling effect based on 95ºF temperature inside cabinet, 100 PSIG (6.9 BAR) compressor inlet pressure, and 70ºF (21ºC) inlet temperature. BTU/hr. figures rounded to nearest 100 BTU/hr (1 WATT).
All Continuous Operation models include the cooling unit, filter with auto drain and cold air distribution kit.
All On-Off control units include the cooling unit, filter with auto drain, cold air distribution kit, solenoid valve and thermostat.
Frigid-X Cabinet Panel Coolers Selection
Frigid-X Cabinet Panel Coolers come with a 5 micron filter with an automatic drain (except for the 316L stainless steel units) for the compressed air supply to insure clean, dry air and an air distribution kit to circulate the cold air inside the enclosure for even cooling.
Frigid-X Cabinet Panel Coolers are available with or without thermostat control.
When constant cooling and a constant positive purge is required we recommend the continuous operating version without the thermostat and solenoid valve. The cooling effect can be controlled by adding a regulator in line to reduce pressure for reduced cooling when it is not required and to conserve energy.
Systems utilizing a thermostat and solenoid valve saves air by activating the air conditioner only when the internal temperature reaches a critical level. The adjustable thermostat is factory set at 95°F but can be readjusted on site.
Thermostat and solenoid valve systems are recommended where the heat load can fluctuate (such as for frequency drives) and where a continual purge is not required. The thermostat and solenoid "package" can also be added at a later date to a continuous system. An Electronic Thermostat System is also available replacing the thermostat and solenoid valve with a control box to “set” the temperature (ELC System).
If mounting cannot be on the top of the control panel an optional side mount is available (except or the 316L stainless units). Enclosure Cooling System must be mounted vertical either at the top or at the side using the side mount.