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Identify your risk of system failure due to overheating

05 March 2017

Running manufacturing automation systems at high temperatures has as impact on system performance and reduces its service life. By not keeping drives at, or close to, optimum operating temperature, manufacturers risk unplanned downtime due to system failure. 

Typically, an electrical component’s life expectancy is halved for every 10°C increase in its ambient temperature. Controlling enclosure temperature is, therefore, critical to avoid premature component failure and the interruption to production.

A Rittal RiAssure3 survey can help identify the likely risk of a system overheating. It reviews any existing cooling solutions and determines its suitability for the environment. The survey then provides recommendations around remedial action – for example,  changes to the system’s service and maintenance regime to help improve its efficacy or the need to invest in different climate control technology. 

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