COAL ANALYSIS

Coal Analysis:

coal analysis

A customer required a constant temperature to keep his detectors working in a coal analysis application. Due to experiencing failures with a competitor’s air conditioner, the customer reached out to TECA.

The solution was TECA’s FHP-1501XEHC Model, a versatile thermoelectric air conditioner offering heating and cooling as well as dual voltage: 120 or 240 VAC input. Built with an industrial grade sealed fan and components, the FHP-1501XEHC is suitable for NEMA-4 enclosures.

AERONAUTICS

Aeronautics:

aeronautics

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.

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.

INCUBATOR COOLING

Incubator Cooling / Insect Rearing Chamber:

Incubators used in the rearing of insects for research often experience thermal failures due to the acids inherent in the biology of the insects. The acidic environment that insects create can quickly corrode a standard, compressor-based cooling system- even if its copper coils are coated. High humidity adds to the problem because droplets of concentrated acid will collect on the cooling components.

incubator cooling

The solid-state nature of TECA’s thermoelectric air conditioners solves the problem offering reliability and virtually maintenance-free operation.

A published life science researcher from a local university contacted us because he experienced several failures from his compressor-based air conditioner units. He is raising flies in an incubator, and requires an accurate set point. The TECA Model AHP-1200 Thermoelectric Air Conditioner is the perfect solution. The air conditioner keeps the incubator to 18C as the customer requested. Using a remote, programmable temperature controller (TECA Model TC-3400) the customer is getting the accuracy he needs and the convenience he wanted from a remote controller.

ANALYZER COOLING, HARSH ENVIRONMENT

Analyzer Cooling, Harsh Environment:

analyzer cooling

TECA’s Model AHP-1202XEHC Thermoelectric Air Conditioner provides accurate heating and cooling for the customer’s analysis machine. The environment is harsh: it is in a cement plant.

The customer’s product quickly analyzes composition of raw materials, allowing for increased productivity. TECA’s AHP-1202XEHC provides reliable thermal management within a harsh environment. The AHP-1202XEHC has an industrial grade sealed fan and sealed hot side components, allowing for frequent wash down (NEMA-4).

The solid-state construction is the perfect low-maintenance solution for hard-to-access areas. There are no filters to change and no moving parts except for the fans.

TECA air conditioners use robust thermoelectric modules and boast a long service life.

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.

FOOD PROCESSING

Food Processing:

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A European manufacturer of special equipment for processing fruits and vegetables needed to cool sensitive electronics on their line of produce-processing machines, which sort products by color, size and weight.

TECA Model AHP1200XE solid state air conditioners were selected.

The equipment in use is washed down frequently, so the Model AHP1200XE is ideal because it is designed to meet NEMA 4 and suitable for wash-down environments, while it also carries the CE Mark.

RUGGEDIZED MILITARY APPLICATION

Ruggedized Military Application:

ruggedized military application

Sometimes it just takes a long time to get to the heart of a problem. AHP-1200X “quick quote” for two thermoelectric air conditioners came into our sales team. It was responded to and followed up. The application was reviewed, a quote was made and an order placed.

Only after did we learn that the hard requirements they were looking for were:

  1. Dual adjustable temperature control (heat and cool)
  2.  28 VDC operation and
  3. Military environment.

Fortunately the selections within TECA’s enclosure air conditioner family are large. The military Contractor borrowed a unit from TECA’s loaner stock and based on that success, placed an order. It was then that we found a problem.

It seems that the application was to cool some sensitive electronics out on a 200 meter DC input which caused droop in the input which in turn caused a ringing in the circuits. The new digital monitors being used were susceptible while the older tube monitors had no issue.

Working with the customer it was determined that by changing the controller to a ruggedized PWM controller all problems were solved.

MILITARY PROJECTOR

Military Projector:

military projector

 

A ruggedized enclosure for a military video projector caused excessive heat to build up from the high wattage bulb.

A more rugged version of TECA’s AHP-1200FF thermoelectric cooler / solid state air conditioner is used by military to cool a projector.

For detail information such as inlet and outlet air temperatures etc…. open the PDF file.

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!

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