Canadian Manufacturing

Rittal launches campaign to boost energy savings for manufacturers

Rittal’s Blue e+ climate control solutions are developed to save energy in industrial applications.

March 1, 2021  by CM Staff

Rittal’s IoT-enabled air conditioners and climate control systems help decrease enclosure energy costs by up to 75% while enhancing efficiency and ROI, both in industrial as well as IT scenarios.

MISSISSAUGA — From March 1 – June 30, 2021, Rittal is reminding the HVAC/HPAC industry of the importance of energy-efficient climate control solutions, to keep enclosures at the right temperature in order to extend the life of equipment and minimize downtime and maintenance costs.

Rittal is offering complimentary climate audits through their experts and are encouraging manufacturers to take advantage of the various Climate Control Configuration tools.

Five Enclosure Climate Control Challenges

Many people in industrial and IT scenarios believe that their cooling solutions are up to the task, but there are many hidden risks that they will be vulnerable to:

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Contaminants. Any industrial or IT space can be exposed to airborne dust, gasses and moisture that compromise the quality of the air and the performance of the equipment; these may not be adequately removed from the room using only the existing HVAC system.

Reliability/redundancy. Even a short interruption in power supply to equipment can lead to downtime and loss of data and the same is true for interruptions in cooling. Most plants and buildings do not have redundant cooling in place and often an AC system breakdown can last hours.

Comfort systems cycle on and off. The temperature in the enclosure will decrease when the cooling system is on and increase when it is off, resulting in temperature swings throughout the day that can stress the equipment more than a consistent higher temperature.

Combined heating and cooling HVAC systems deliver heat in winter. The same ductwork that supplies cool air to the enclosures in warmer months will deliver heated air in colder months. This almost guarantees overheating of the equipment and increases the risk of equipment failure.

Inability to scale. Every kilowatt of power used by equipment creates a kilowatt of heat that must be removed. If you were to add an additional rack and more equipment, the existing HVAC system would be even less capable of maintaining the ideal temperature.