Cabinet Cooler by STREAMTEK
Streamtek Cabinet Panel Coolers are an affordable, low-maintenance, and easy to install alternative for thermal management of control panels and electrical cabinets. These panel cooling systems incorporate a vortex tube to produce cold air from compressed air – with no moving parts.
Why Streamtek Cabinet Coolers are unique on the market?
They are incredibly easy to install and can be mounted on all enclosure types. Any unit can be customized to suit customer specifications.
They are are capable of stabilizing humidity that can otherwise lead to operational problems in a cabinet.
A single unit has a capacity to produce 550 – 2,800 BTU/Hr. We also offer dual cooler units with a higher cooling capacity of 3,600 – 5,600 BTU/Hr.
Stringently manufactured and rigorously tested to withstand all kinds of wet and harsh corrosive adverse work settings.
What type of Cabinet Coolers do we carry?
Liquids contact with the unit?
Installation manual included
Cabinet Cooler Price
Applications for Cabinet Cooler
The Streamtek Cabinet Panel Cooler range has a proven track record in industrial and commercial applications ranging from cooling electronic controls, machining operations, soldered parts, gas samples, heat seals, electronic component, environmental chambers, setting hot metals and so on.
- Cooling electronic controls
- Cooling machining operations
- Setting hot melts
- Cooling soldered parts
- Cooling gas samples
- Electronic component cooling
- Cooling heat seals
- Cooling environmental chambers
Streamtek products use innovative compressed air technologies to improve productivity and increase equipment efficiency. They are great for spot cooling, conveying, and blow off. If you don’t find a solution and/or idea for your application, or if you want additional details, call our factory at 1-705-770-4455 or email an Application Engineer.
Cabinet Panel Cooler FAQs
Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions relating to our Panel Coolers. If you need additional help with your application and/or can’t find an answer to your question, please call our factory at 1-705-770-4455 or email an Application Engineer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Can I use a Vortex Tube to cool my electrical enclosure instead of the Cabinet Panel Cooler?
Yes, however there are clear-cut advantages to using the STREAMTEK™ Cabinet Panel Cooler for this application.
- Cabinet Panel Coolers have a pressure release valve to allow warm air from the electrical enclosure to escape the cabinet.
- Cabinet Panel Coolers have been fine tuned to achieve maximum refrigeration; this cannot be adjusted. Vortex Tubes on the other hand can be adjusted by the user, leaving them open to poor operation and miss-adjustment.
- Cabinet Panel Coolers have been engineered to reduce noise levels drastically from that of the sole Vortex Tube.
2. How to do I stop the solenoid valve from chattering?
A .002 microfarad capacitor can be wired across the leads on the thermostat to stop it from chattering. This chattering can sometimes occur by a very slow temperature change. The capacitor simply desensitizes the thermostat to stop the chattering effect. The Capacitor is available FREE OF CHARGE at special request.
3. What is the cooling capacity (BTU/Hr.) of your Cabinet Panel Coolers?
STREAMTEK manufactures Cabinet Panel Coolers which produce 550 – 2,800 BTU/Hr. from a single unit. If you require additional cooling, we have dual cooler units from 3,600 – 5,600 BTU/Hr.
4. How do I know which Cabinet Panel Cooler I should use?
It’s never been easier! Simply complete our Cabinet Cooling Sizing guide and fax it to us at +1(705)252-6343. A Streamtek Application Engineer will contact you within 12 hours with a recommendation. If you wish to determine the size requirements yourself, visit our “INFORMATION” tab where you will find all necessary instruction’s.
5. Can condensation occur within our control panels when using STREAMTEK™ Cabinet Panel Coolers?
No. The STREAMTEK™ Cabinet Panel Cooler will purge warm/moist air from inside your enclosure. The cool air that is being injected into the cabinet will then start to pick up heat, which in-turn causes the humidity to drop. A continuous operation Cabinet Panel Cooler will keep the relative humidity at about 45%. It is imperative that all openings in your panel are closed off, as humidity from the ambient air could cause condensation within your panel.
6. Where should the Cabinet Panel Cooler and Thermostat be installed?
The STREAMTEK™ Cabinet Panel Cooler must be installed at the top of the cabinet through standard knockout, and secured with locking nut. A thermostat at the top of the cabinet is best (but not required), as this is the hottest spot due to the rising hot air.
7. What is the material of construction of the Cabinet Panel Cooler?
Stainless Steel (Type 303) is the material of construction on ALL coolers. They are corrosion proof, long lasting, and the stainless provides the best cold temperature drop.
8. What is the force of air inside the cabinet enclosure?
The pressure within the cabinet can build up to approximately 2 PSIG; depending on how tightly seal the cabinet is.
9. How does the exhaust air leave the cabinet?
The STREAMTEK Cabinet Panel Cooler incorporates its own vent into the mounting base. The cold air enters the cabinet through the center brass tube, while the cabinet air exhaust vents through the perimeter vent on the base of the cooler.
10. What is the air consumption?
Each application will have a different heat load which will determine the air consumption of your cooler. Generally you can expect from 8 to 80 SCFM @ 100 PSIG. This will provide cooling from 550 – 5,600 BTU/Hr. It’s important to note that this is only when the adjustable thermostat calls for cooling!
11. What kind of increase in noise pollution can I expect from your coolers?
Our coolers are targeted for factory and industrial type applications. Though use within an office and/or lab is possible, it’s not typically practical. When our cabinet enclosure coolers are placed near stamping machines, mills, lathes, boilers, etc. one would not even know when the cooler operates. On average, expect between 70-75 dBA sound levels.
Benefits of a Cabinet Cooler
Our Cabinet Panel Coolers make innovative use of compressed air technology to help you save power and take your productivity from good to great. When you use our Cabinet Panel Coolers in spot cooling, conveying, and blow-off operations, you stand to benefit from the following advantages:
Quiet and affordable
Stainless steel construction
No moving parts
No fans or filters
Concerned about the energy costs associated with running the Streamtek Corp Panel Cooler? Consider our thermostat control kits which utilize on-off control with an adjustable thermostat & solenoid valve.
Once the desired temperature setting is reached, the thermostat will send a signal to the solenoid to close; effectively stopping the compressed air flow. Variable frequency drives in particular generate a tremendous amount of heat upon start-up, the Streamtek Corp Panel Cooler is particularly effective in this application.