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Environmental Chamber For Testing Asphalt

How Strong is That Asphalt?

TECA’s thermoelectric air conditioners are often used in industrial settings to keep control equipment cool. This application, however, shows another side of TECA’s enclosure coolers. Used in research laboratories across the country, TECA enclosure coolers have cooled incubation chambers, sensitive test equipment, glove boxes, and the like. Here is another example of a TECA thermoelectric air conditioner being used in the lab:

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Cooling Input/Output Racks

Drywall Manufacturing: Cooling Input/Output Racks

Several FHP-2250 Air Conditioners are used by our client to keep I/O racks within the operating temperature during peak ambient temperatures. Located in a dusty, high ambient industrial environment, our client originally tried cooling the control cabinets with fans and filters. However, with the ambient temperatures reaching 120F, the I/O racks faulted. Our client has half a dozen gas burning drying chambers, with a TECA FHP-2250 enclosure cooler mounted to each chamber’s control cabinet. The TECA solution is, in our client’s words “best for high ambient, low maintenance and dusty conditions to control interior temperature of these cabinets”.

 

A big benefit of the FHP-2250 is its flush-mounted design. Since there is not intrusion into the enclosure, equipment is not disturbed, and retro fitting is easy. A closed loop system maintains NEMA-4/4X enclosure ratings. The FHP-2250 is available in several configurations:

Model Number Cooling Capacity
BTU/HR
COP Voltge
VAC (VDC)
Current
AMPS
FHP-2250 1220 0.83 120 3.6
FHP-2250 1250 0.85 (24) 15
FHP-2250 1250 0.85 (48) 8
FHP-2250 (High Capacity) 1715 0.39 120 10.8
FHP-2252 (High Capacity) 1875 0.35 240 6.5
FHP-2250 (High Capacity) 1610 0.66 (48) 15

TIGHT TEMPERATURE CONTROL

Tight Temperature Control Within Small Enclosure:

tight temperature control 172-ahp-301ff

 

A manufacturer of specialty materials required cooling and heating of small enclosures. The system pictured here is used for the mixing of helium and hydrogen with dew point control.

TECA Model AHP-301FFHC is used with a TECA PID temperature controller to regulate the temperature of the enclosure in order to establish the moisture content of the “wet gas”, which is blended with dry gas to fix the dew point by way of the Buck Equation.

The customer is pleased with the results and continues to build more systems using TECA air conditioners and temperature controllers.

the AHP-301FF series is now replaced by newer model the AHP-401 series.

COOLING LARGER ENCLOSURES

Cooling Larger enclosures Than Ever Before:

cooling larger enclosures

A user of the Model AHP-6250 Solid-State Air Conditioner gives a wonderful example of the benefit of TECA’s newly introduced line of high-capacity thermoelectric air conditioners.

Designed to cool larger enclosures than was previously practical with thermoelectric technology, the AHP-6250 is one of the largest models in this group. For example, the enclosure pictured here is about 8 x 6 x 3 feet. The customer is able to achieve large enclosure cooling with a single thermoelectric air conditioner. Thermoelectric cooling is reliable and maintenance free.

TECA’s new high-capacity line has some thoughtful design features, as seen pictured here on the installed AHP-6250. The cold side (internal to enclosure) has a low profile, which translates into less intrusion into the enclosure, giving the user more room for whatever the enclosure is meant to hold. The robust mounting flange, gasket and hardware and centrally located power input contribute to user-friendly installation. Finally, high air-flow fans and high fin-density heat sinks on the cold side maximize performance and minimize condensation. An integral condensate removal system absorbs condensation and transports it to the hot side, where it gets evaporated into the ambient.

ROBOTICS

Robotics Application:

robotics

An industrial plant uses robots in its juicing and bottling process. The robots continuously overheat and shut off. The environment is dirty and 240 VAC is the only available input voltage.

TECA’s AHP-1801X Air Conditioner offers dual voltage capability and a rugged hot side fan that can handle NEMA-4X and corrosive environments. The customer is able to use the built-in temperature controller to keep his robots at a cool 25 °C.

LARGE LCD SCREENS

Large LCD Screens:

large LCD screens
large LCD screens
large LCD screens
large LCD screens

 

Specializing primarily in the food and beverage processing industries, one of our longtime customers uses TECA air conditioners in several applications. These include cooling or heating LCD screens, desktop computers, thin clients, and KVM kiosks. The locations of these applications are indoors, outdoors, in cold rooms and baking areas.

TECA’s comprehensive line of air conditioners fit the bills. We offer each model in different configurations according to the customer’s need regarding input voltage, mounting and application environment.

BEVERAGE INDUSTRY

Beverage Industry Equipment cooling:

beverage industry beverage industry

 

Our customer manufactures various machinery and appliances for the beverage industry.  One such system of theirs requires high performance and precision, achieved by using specially designed software and test & measurement equipment.

TECA’s thermoelectric air conditioner, the AHP-1200XE with built in temperature controller, is an important part of this system. The customer uses TECA’s AHP-1200XE to reliably cool an enclosure housing a computer and touchscreen. The customer has depended on dozens of AHP-1200XE air conditioners over the years for use in their system.

PAPER MILL

Paper Mill:

paper mill

The environment of a paper mill is hostile to most equipment. Could a thermoelectric cooler stand up to such conditions?

TECA Model AHP-1200X Solid State Air Conditioner is a perfect solution. This TECA model AHP-1200Xwas returned to TECA for evaluation, after over 120,000 hours of duty. It just did not seem to cool as much any more. As a matter of fact, it was originally put to work in 1992 cooling an electronic enclosure in a paper mill. The customer was sure it needed to be replaced, but sent it back to us to see if anything could be salvaged.

In our inspection we found that the hot side heat sink was fouled with 14 years of newsprint sludge. Once the goop was cleaned out and the fan was free to spin; the unit ran like a charm!

RUGGEDIZED FOOD PROCESSING

Ruggedized Food Processing:

Ruggedized Food Processing Ruggedized Food Processing

 

The maker of some of our favorite corn chips used TECA’s AHP-1200X for years in severe hose down environments.

They now had a similar requirement where they wanted to minimize any cleaning and were willing to entertain a liquid cooled LHP-1200XE solid state air conditioner. The unit fit into the same area and footprint as its air cooled cousin and provided greater cooling capacity. This customer added a valve on the water inlet to provide water flow only when cooling was required.

The units have been in service for years.

LAB MEASUREMENT EQUIPMENT

Lab Measurement Equipment:

lab measurement equipment

A world’s leading international supplier of equipment, controls and parts to glass container industry uses the peltier air conditioner model FHP-750XE in a statistical sampling and lab measurement product.

A MiniLab Automatic Sampling installation works in conjunction with the production’s online inspection equipment and a Factory Process Control System. The MiniLab Controller communicates to the Process Control System which then sends a container “request” to upstream online inspection systems equipped with mold number readers. The “requested” containers are transferred to the MiniLab sampling conveyor using container ware selectors. With broad-based expertise in glass container forming, glass conditioning, gob forming, ware handling, cold end inspection, refractory parts and quality assurance, the company’s machines and systems are established as standard products worldwide.

The FHP-750 has been working fine for them for years. Reasons for its selection are its reliability and ability to operate in high ambient temperatures.

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