Here at Ritherdon we are always aiming to improve the performance of our products based on customer requirements, and one of the ways we do this is through in-house testing, which is part of Ritherdon’s commitment to the continuous improvement of our products and our business.
Earlier in the year, we carried out an investigation to determine how best to optimise the heat transfer out of Ritherdon cabinets with the aim of making our cabinets as versatile as possible.
Our cabinets house hardware ranging from networking equipment to power supplies, all of which generate heat during their use. During the hot season, the higher temperatures causes the equipment in the cabinets to overheat, tripping the temperature sensor and turning the equipment off.
Our cabinets are sold as standard with venting (placed on the sides), however if the customer desires a higher IP rating, the venting can be removed from the design, however this may impact on the cabinet thermodynamics. This investigation took into account both scenarios.