Power Efficiency in a Marine Environment

Control Cabinet Cooling:

An engineer, tasked with upgrading a dozen control cabinets on sea-faring vessels, contacted TECA for advice. Although the cooling need was not large, there were many other challenges to the project. TECA’s customer needed a truly robust cooler; something that could be exposed to vibrations, high ambient temperatures of 60degC, and salt spray from the ocean. Furthermore, power efficiency was a must. TECA’s thermoelectric coolers have the highest power efficiency ratings in the industry. TECA Model AHP-590XMHC was able to meet every single requirement.

Control Cabinet Cooling TECA Model AHP-590XMHCLike all TECA “XM” units, the AHP-590XMHC has military-grade fans on both the internal and external sides. Providing protection against salt spray (Mil-Std 810 Corrosion), TECA’s “XM” units also have full protection from exposure to shock and vibration. TECA’s unique ECO-Mode temperature controller feature limits the amount of time the cooler needs to be actively cooling. Utilizing passive cooling in lower demand times draws 95% less current. During high demand times, the active cooling function of the AHP-590XMHC draws 32% less current than its closest competitor on the market.

TECA Model AHP-590XMHC

Contact TECA today for friendly & knowledgeable guidance. We look forward to helping your project succeed! Ph: 773-342-4900 E: teca@thermoelectric.com

sea-faring vessels  marine environment 

TECA Gives Back

Donation for Outdoor Kiosk: Thermal Management

Recently, TECA was honored to have the opportunity to help non-profit with a cooling project. TECA Model AHP-1800XE fills a need for cooling the inside of a free-standing kiosk, thus protecting its electronic components. The kiosk is located in the Veterans Memorial Park in Pensacola, FL where the heat index can reach above 100F. The AHP-1800XE air conditioner has been installed and the customer reports it is functional, easy to install, and quiet.

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Bill Pay Terminals, Kiosks

Kiosk cooling:

TECA Model AHP-451XE Peltier coolers are protecting over a dozen customized bill-pay kiosks. This example illustrates the power of TECA’s smaller air conditioner models. With just over a 100 Watts of cooling power, the AHP-451XE is meeting the thermal requirements of this fairly large (over 4’ tall) kiosk. Housing heat sensitive equipment including computing core, printer, imager, and a 15” LCD touchscreen, this kiosk is exposed to high ambient temperatures as well.

bill pay terminals bill-pay kiosk cooling kiosk

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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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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.

Thermoelectric Cooling TECA coolers cooling sorting equipment

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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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Satellite Communication

Satellite Communication – Long Service Life:

A testament to TECA quality and reliability, this image shows a 130 foot radio telescope at a research observatory. The red arrow indicates the location of the the TECA air conditioner. TECA’s AHP-1200 is installed there to control the temperature of a 2′ x 2′ x 4′ insulated electronics box . The AHP-1200 runs continuously, 24/7, to control the internal temperature to about +25C. The ambient temperatures range between -10C to +40C.

Satellite Communication

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High-Performance Cooling in Harsh Refinery Environment

Cooling control panels outdoors:

A first in the thermoelectric industry, TECA introduced enclosure coolers with performance ratings of 3,500 BTU/HR and up 6,000 BTU/HR about six years ago.

    High-Performance Cooling in Harsh Refinery Environment  High-Performance Cooling in Harsh Refinery Environment  Cooling control panels outdoors

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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/Harsh Environment and Shock & Vibration.

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https://www.thermoelectric.com/air-conditioners/250-500-watts/ahp-1800-series/

Wastewater Treatment Plant

Wastewater Treatment Plant:

Our customer operates a wastewater treatment plant for a large municipal sanitation district. Operating some of the plant’s equipment is a large-process industrial air compressor. The air compressor’s controls are housed in an outdoor cabinet. Taking advantage of TECA’s NEMA-4/4X, flush-mounted design, the customer has TECA Model FHP-1501XE mounted to the control cabinet. When ambient temperatures rise, the FHP-1501XE keeps the heat-sensitive controls cool while maintaining the cabinet’s NEMA-4 rating. The flush mount design is convenient for the end user because the cabinet’s contents do not need to be disturbed or rearranged to accommodate the air conditioner.

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