Cabinet Panel Cooling with Panel Enclosure Coolers
STREAMTEK Corp shares your concerns about maintaining a clean environment and consistent temperatures in electronic control panel cabinets. Our high-performance, competitively priced Cabinet Panel Cooler is a solution to these very concerns. The cabinet panel cooler incorporates STREAMTEK’s reliable Vortex Tube to purge as it cools electronic and electrical enclosures. The filtered air that enters your electronic control panel cabinets is up to 45°F colder than the compressed air supply.

A relief valve built into the cabinet panel cooler eliminates hot air from the cabinet even as the cooler simultaneously supplies clean, cold air to keep your systems working as intended. Our Panel Enclosure Coolers are ideal for all NEMA 4/4X (IP56) and NEMA 12 (IP52) rated panels. These cabinet panel coolers mount in minutes through a standard knockout.

How to Determine Size Requirements of the Cabinet Enclosure Cooler
1. Determine the watts of heat generated inside the enclosure.
Watts x 3.41 = (W) Btu/hr.

2. Determine the area in square feet that is exposed to the air, not including the top of the cabinet.
[ 2 x {Width} + 2 x {Depth} ] {Height} = (S) Square feet of cabinet

3.Determine the temperature difference between the desired internal temperature and the maximum expected external temperature. Now you can use the below chart to determine the Btu/hr./sq. ft., for this differential (B).

Difference (°F)
Btu/hr./sq. ft.
5 1.5
10 3.3
15 5.1
20 7.1
25 9.1
30 11.3
35 13.8
40 16.2

4. Determine the external heat load (H).
(S) x (B) = (H) Btu/hr.

5. Now take (W) and add (H) to get the total heat load or Btu/hr. refrigeration required to maintain desired temperature and choose the correct one using the chart below.

What Makes STREAMTEK Cabinet Panel Coolers Unique?

As is the case with all our other products, STREAMTEK Cabinet Panel Coolers are designed for a long service life under the most strenuous conditions. The cabinet panel cooler is made of high-grade Type 303 stainless steel that provides the best cold temperature drop. You will also appreciate that our Cabinet Panel Coolers are corrosion proof and long lasting.

Here are some key differentiators of the STREAMTEK Cabinet Panel Coolers:

  • They are incredibly easy to install and can be mounted on all enclosure types. Any unit can be customized to suit customer specifications.
  • STREAMTEK cabinet panel coolers are capable of stabilizing humidity that can otherwise lead to operational problems in a cabinet. Coolers are equipped with a 5 micron dirt and water filter to further maintain a clean environment in cabinet panels.
  • 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.

Original Accessories – The Efficiency Enhancers

The performance of our cabinet panel cooler range is accentuated with our range of ancillary original accessories that include thermostat, closed solenoids, cold air distribution kit that consists of flexible vinyl tubing, adhesive backed clips, and end plug, and panel cooler side mount kits. Other general accessories used in conjunction with our or competitors’ cabinet panel cooler range include filter separators, pressure regulators, oil removal filters, valves, and compressed air hose.

Advantages of Using STREAMTEK Cabinet panel 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
  • Fast Installation
  • No moving parts
  • Compact/lightweight
  • No fans or filters
  • No CFC’s
  • Mounts through standard knockout
  • Stabilize temperature/humidity

Key Applications and Industries Served

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. Our cabinet panel cooler range is extensively used in the fabrication and metalworking industry, electronics and telecommunication industry, machining centers, chemical processing plants, food and beverage sector, and so on.

Let Us Help You

For assistance with application engineering, call our factory at 1-705-770-4455 or email an Application Engineer at With round-the-clock customer support in USA, Canada, and Europe, STREAMTEK representatives can give you a feasible recommendation within 12 hours.


The STREAMTEK Cabinet Panel Cooler must be vertically mounted, on a flat surface for all enclosure types. The STREAMTEK Cabinet Panel Cooler system is easy to install through a 1-1/8″ diameter drilled hole or electrical knockout.

It’s important to close off any openings and any vents that may bring in ambient air, especially in warm/hot or high humidity environments. The relative humidity inside the enclosure stabilizes at 45% for all continuous operating Cabinet Panel Coolers.

All STREAMTEK Cabinet Panel Cooler systems include an auto drain 5 micron dirt and water filter. This filter is imperative to prevent any accidental water flow into the enclosure. If oil is present in the compressed air supply, use an oil filter within at least .3 micron rating.

Environmental Considerations

NEMA 4/4X (IP56) – Designed for Electronic Control Panels – Splash resistant, oil-tight, and dust-tight for use in wash down environments as well as outdoor use. When the Vortex Tube Panel Cooler is not operating, a low pressure relief valve closes and seals to maintain the integrity of your NEMA 4 cabinet enclosure. It is constructed of Stainless Steel (Type 303) for long life in wet environments.

NEMA 12 (IP52) – Cabinet Panel Coolers (oil-tight, dust-tight) are used in industrial environments where no liquids can come into contact with the unit. It is constructed of Stainless Steel (Type 303) to withstand harsh corrosive environments.

Model No. Capacity Btu/hr. Capacity Watt/hr. Air Consumption SCFM @ 80 PSI Air Consumption
SLPM @ 5.5 Bar
Sound Level
CC1208-1 550 161 8 226 67*
CC1215-1 1,100 322 15 425 73*
CC1225-1 1,800 528 25 708 74*
CC1230-1 2,060 603 30 849 74*
CC1240-1 2,800 821 40 1,132 79*
CC1250-1 3,400 996 50 1,415 74*
CC1260-1 4,000 1,171 60 1,698 76*
CC1270-1 4,800 1,406 70 1,981 76*
CC1280-1 5,600 1,640 80 2,264 77*

*With Optional Cold Muffler installed


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

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.


(A) Compressed air enters the vortex tube powered Cabinet Panel Cooler through a standard NPTM inlet.

(B) The vortex tube separates the compressed air into cold and hot air streams.

(C) The hot air from the vortex tube is exhausted into the atmosphere after being muffled to keep noise levels down.

(D) As the hot air from within the cabinet enclosure cooler, it exhausts through the cabinet air exhaust at a slight positive pressure.

(E) The cold air enters the cabinet enclosure cooler via the cold air distribution kit. Holes are drilled into the tube to supply cold air where required.


STREAMTEK cabinet panel coolers products use innovative compressed air technologies to improve: productivity, increase equipment efficiency and deliver enclosure and vortex tube 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 at


  • Cooling electronic controls
  • Cooling machining operations
  • Setting hot melts
  • Cooling soldered parts
  • Cooling gas samples
  • Electronic component cooling
  • Cooling heat seals
  • Cooling environmental chambers


  • Quiet & Affordable
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Fast Installation
  • No moving parts
  • Compact/Lightweight
  • No fans or filters
  • No CFC’s
  • Mounts through standard knockout
  • Stabilize temperature/humidity

Cabinet Enclosure Cooler – Application


  • No Freon or refrigerants used.
  • Small and lightweight – portable.
  • Easy installation through standard electrical knockout.
  • Lowest Price in the industry! Find a competitor’s equivalent industrial vortex tube panel Cabinet Enclosure Cooler for less? Contact our factory and we will beat it by 20%; it’s our standard policy.


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