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Thermoelectric Cooling for TACAN (Tactical Air Navigation) System

TACAN (Tactical Air Navigation) System uses Thermoelectric Cooling:

Thermoelectric Cooling for TACAN (Tactical Air Navigation) System     thermoelectric panel coolers

TACAN is a radio system which can provide aircrew with navigation and bearing information. A market leader in military solutions uses TECA Model AHP-1800XHC as a standard component to provide cooling to their mobile TACAN system. AHP-1800XHC is well designed for this type of application. For reliable performance under harsh conditions, we use military-grade sealed fans and components on the hot side (external to enclosure). The AHP-1800XHC heats and cools as needed without maintenance or repair down time. This has been crucial for our customer, who markets their mobile TACAN system as self-sufficient.

TECA has been designing and manufacturing for harsh military environments for decades. Contact us to discuss your our solutions for NEMA-4X and Shock & Vibration.

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COMMUNICATIONS

Communications, Cooling Battery Bank:

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Maintain the temperature of a battery bank in a Class 1 Division 2 explosion proof environment to power portable communications equipment. A special purpose vehicle manufacturer needed to maintain the temperature of a bank of batteries to maintain maximum performance.

With our recommendation, the customer selected the TECA Model AHP-1800XP, because it is the only NEMA4X air conditioner available off-the-shelf, which is also certified for C1D2 use. The power source was able to meet the requirement of operation in a Class 1 Division 2 explosion proof environment, to support portable communications systems at car racing venues.

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.

KIOSK COOLING

Kiosk Thermal Management

Kiosk Cooling:

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Kiosk Thermal Management enclosure coolers

 

In the images shown here, TECA Model AHP-1800XE Thermoelectric Air Conditioner is being used successfully to cool electronics in an outdoor kiosk. The desert environment where the kiosk is located sees temperatures upwards of 110 F.

Outdoor kiosks are growing in popularity but typically require more from an active cooling system than their indoor counterparts. Outdoor kiosks have heat generating equipment like LCD screens and computers. In addition, there can be solar loads and high ambient temperatures to contend with. TECA offers many sizes of enclosure coolers for outdoor use, all utilizing low maintenance and reliable thermoelectric cooling technology.

Our customer raves about the results of this TECA-cooled kiosk, “I had not even one maintenance call. During the summer time the surface of the kiosk gets as high as 125 F, and the components were running cooler than the components in our indoor kiosks.”

See TECA’s profile on the Kiosk Industry web site. Contact TECA Sales with your questions today! Phone 773.342.4900

 

MILITARY

Military Application:

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The 2.4 Meter Mobile SATCOM Tactical Terminal (MSTT) is a lightweight, stand alone, trailer-mounted tri-band SATCOM terminal available to support worldwide, quick deployment satellite communications through military and commercial satellites.

It also uses a customized version of the solid state air conditioner AHP-1801X. It was designed and qualified for worldwide operation in tactical military environments.

Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) Test

Outdoor Electronics Enclosure Cooling:

Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) Test Outdoor Electronics Enclosure Cooling

 

TECA Model AHP-1800XEHC Thermoelectric Air Conditioner with heat and cool functions is installed on a rooftop enclosure in harsh conditions and exposed to extreme ambient temperatures. Testing for over 90,000 hours was successfully completed with no failures occurring on the AHP-1800XE enclosure cooler. This is a good example of the reliable nature of thermoelectric technology. Thermoelectric cooling is a good choice for enclosures that are in remote or hard-to-access places. There is very little maintenance required as it is a solid-state technology. The only moving parts are the fans.

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WIND TURBINE APPLICATION

Wind Turbine:

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The applications for AHP-1802XE’s are Vestas wind turbines, one located in Greece and one in the south of Japan.

“We are installing sensitive measurement equipment, and need to control the inside temperature of the measurement panel. One panel is in each of the rotors in the hub and the two others are in the nacelles (rotating and non rotating). We have just decided to make the two panels into one in the nacelle (where the panel in not rotating).”

Intermodal Control Cooling

Intermodal Control Cooling:

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Intermodal systems are increasingly upgrading to automate their processes. Where there is automation, there is a need for control cooling. TECA supports automation by protecting crucial electronics in control cabinets. This minimizes process time and maximizes productivity.

In this example, heat-sensitive electronics are installed in truck processing terminals. TECA Model AHP-1800XEHC offers heat and cool modes and keeps the equipment within safe and operable temperatures.

Learn about the growing automation market and other hot topics; subscribe to our Quarterly eNewsletter.

 

AERONAUTICS

Aeronautics:

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A leading military and aeronautics contractor needed a cooling solution for an enclosure which would be on a high altitude vessel. The system would be exposed to high winds and ambient elements present in the altitude.

Working with the customer; TECA sales and engineering team designed a cooling solution with specific intake and exhaust characteristics along with custom paint and finish process that could withstand the conditions it will be exposed to.

PORTABLE SECURITY EQUIPMENT

Portable Security Equipment:

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Site monitor and security equipment for oil fields and transfer stations needed more security. A portable enclosure housing cameras, WI-FI access, antennas and a Mac Mini computer inside leveraging the Mac platform to provide virtually instant access, hi speed, via “Wild Blue”. The system will be like a watchdog that they can strap on wherever they need the monitoring.

With a slight modification an AHP-1200XE thermoelectric cooler provided the best solution while keeping the NEMA-4 rating of the enclosure.

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