Cosmetic or Functional Customization

Thermoelectric Cooling on Shipboard with Customer-specified paint:

shipboard thermoelectric coolingTECA has always offered the broadest thermoelectric cooling/heating solutions anywhere, Although TECA customers can buy our standard products according to input voltage, temperature control needs, performance, efficiency, and many other variables, sometimes customization is still desired. In this example, TECA’s thermoelectric air conditioner Model AHP-6263XHC is being used to cool electronics in a harsh environment with frequent exposure to salt spray. The mil-spec fans used on this product are rated for Mil-Std 810 Shock & Corrosion, so the environment is not problematic…or is it? The customer found that the intense glare of reflected sunlight off the enclosure cooler was not tolerable.

The solution was to paint the AHP-6263XHC control panel cooler to a gray, with a mil-spec formula provided to TECA by the customer. The result is just as expected: a long lasting, reliable cooling solution rugged enough to handle a tough environment, with a simple cosmetic change to customize it to its end user’s unique requirements.

Please reach out to us with your unique requirements! We have a long history of creating custom solutions and we would be glad to help you. Ph 773.342.4900

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Seaside Cooling is Worth its Salt

New Defense System Utilizes Thermoelectric Cooling:

The most powerful thermoelectric cooler available anywhere, TECA Model AHP-6263X, is used by an R&D team to protect new defense technology in a truly harsh environment. Located seaside, the air conditioner AHP-6263X will endure daily exposure to salt spray, high ambient temperatures, humidity, and a high active heat load from the equipment it is protecting.

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Protecting Investments with Thermoelectric Cooling

?TECA coolers save automated sorting equipment from overheat failure:

TECA Model AHP-1202XEHC is out in the automation field by the hundreds, reliably cooling sorting equipment. Easily one of TECA’s most popular legacy products, the AHP-1202XEHC is a great design with a lot to offer. Maintaining NEMA-4/4X enclosures in high ambient conditions and in tough, industrial settings, the AHP-1202XEHC is yet an affordable solution. In the example shown here, our customer chose to buy from TECA for a long-term project, supporting recycling centers with automated sorting machinery. The sorting system is state of the art, using new technology which requires thermal management.

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Cooling Variable Frequency Drives

Steel Mill Enclosure Cooling:

A major steel company has multiple equipment enclosures, housing 4 variable frequency drives (VFD) each, to control their industrial cranes. The high temperature in the steel mill was causing excessive shutdowns. Compressor-based air conditioners could not survive the electrical enclosures’ harsh ambient environment on the overhead cranes. The only input power available was a widely varying 250 VDC, which complicated things. TECA successfully and affordably customized a flush-mounted (external to enclosure) thermoelectric air conditioner to meet the customer’s needs.

Cooling Variable Frequency Drives   Steel Mill Enclosure Cooling

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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

GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY SYSTEM

Gas Chromatography System:

Gas Chromatography System
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TECA Model AHP-1801XPHC-1 Thermoelectric Air Conditioner is used to enable the safe installation of a gas chromatography system into hazardous locations. Most installations are rated Class 1, Groups C & D, Division II. However in some cases the installations require Group B and/or Group A. TECA’s AHP-1801XPHC-1 maintains the interior of the Process Analyzer Enclosure at a control temperature of around 70o °F.  It meets the various requirements of all the installation environments.

This system is installed in Refining, Petrochemical, Upstream and other applications requiring the aforementioned safety ratings. Controlling the temperature of the equipment enclosure rather than the entire shelter allows for far more economical plant installations even in very cold or very hot environments.

Our customer reports:
“Simply protecting our Process Analyzer Enclosure from direct sunlight and precipitation is enough using the AHP-1801XPHC-1.  The TECA Air Conditioner has plenty of capacity to handle the most demanding environments such as the Texas Gulf Coast and even in Alberta, CA. See the actual plant installation picture where 3 Process Enclosures are shown. The TECA Air Conditioners are clearly evident below each analyzer.  These units have been in operation for more than 2 years without maintenance, without downtime.  This says a lot about the capability and capacity of the TECA product in a tough environment.  And the analyzers have performed flawlessly delivering control quality composition data to the plant process control computer.

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.

HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENT

Hazardous Environment:

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A custom design solution based on a standard thermoelectric air conditioner AHP-1801X was developed to meet European hazardous environment specification (ATEX) for a customer that was in need of such a system in a very short time.

CORROSIVE ENVIRONMENT

Corrosive Environment:

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The AHP-1802XPHC-2 met the customers need in an application where other similar products could not function due to extreme corrosive environment.

The TECA design team in a short notice was able to provide a solution based on a standard AHP-1800X thermoelectric air conditioner.

COOLING MEDICINE IN TRANSIT

Cooling Medicine In Transit:

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cooling medicine cooling medicine

 

A customer designs and installs custom systems for public safety vehicles. TECA’s AHP-1800-Series Air Conditioner was the perfect fit for keeping medicine cool in transport and in the field. With multiple input voltage and environment configurations available, the customer will be using more TECA air conditioners in other vehicles.

The tight mounting space shown in these photos illustrates the value of thermoelectric air conditioners. There are no filters to change, no chemical coolants and there are no moving parts except the fans. The customer can expect years upon years of service from this unit, virtually maintenance free!

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