Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day has been a moment to stop and reflect on how our actions impact Earth and the ways in which we can reduce our carbon footprint on this big blue marble we call home. One of the more critical elements of this introspection and efforts at preservation is not only how we create the energy that powers our civilization, but moreover how efficiently we use that energy from the lights in our homes to the cooling units in our industrial and manufacturing facilities.
Yes, it’s difficult to ignore how much energy is leveraged each and every day in operating cooling units and holistic climate systems to maintain peak performance of switchgear enclosures and the associated electronics within. But what’s even more difficult to ignore are the ways in which energy efficient cooling strategies, products, and services can not only drive streamlined workflows and increased productivity, but also significant reductions in overall costs — as well as easing the burden on Mother Earth.
Energy efficient climate control systems are at the fulcrum of these industry discussions and Rittal’s technical innovation has led to the development of the most energy efficient industrial climate control systems on the market today. In celebration of Earth Day, let’s take a brief look at how our climate control systems create energy efficient cooling for companies on any scale.
Aside from streamlining workflows, optimizing design and engineering processes, and increasing cross-organizational communication and collaboration, climate control automation goes a long way toward increasing cooling efficiency through the elimination of manual processes associated with climate monitoring.
Rittal’s automated climate control systems showcase the ultimate in temperature stability both inside the enclosure and with accessories. Through digital alerts and notifications, touchscreen interfaces, and mobile integrations and apps, plant managers and engineers have more power than ever before to monitor and adjust cooling outputs and temperature levels with more accuracy, precision, and real-time flexibility.
Think about automated thermostats in today’s smart homes. Via mobile apps, homeowners can decrease AC outputs when they’re outside the home and increase them for greater comfort immediately upon returning home. This same level of agility applies to Rittal’s Blue e+ line of cooling units. This integration allows for managers to increase outputs when needed and decrease them in kind for the ultimate in energy efficient cooling.
Our Blue e line of cooling units also leverages IoT principles to help optimize operations in the service of reducing energy use. Notifications about filter fan lifespan help engineers better plan a replacement strategy to ensure clean filters are always available and ready to be deployed to help cooling units work more efficiently.
The ability to stabilize and adjust cooling outputs and replace component parts that could inhibit effective cooling not only make climate control automation a must from a workflow and process standpoint, but also in terms of operating as cost-effectively and with an energy-conscious mindset.
Rittal’s modular enclosures have changed the game in the industrial and manufacturing space, and this same level of modular, innovative thinking has also revolutionized how Rittal approaches cooling units and holistic climate control systems. While traditional cooling unit configurations provide adequate cooling outputs, they simply cannot meet the demands of today’s market demands where the ability to cool in more targeted, strategic ways is paramount.
Rittal’s Blue e+ builds on the ingenuity showcased with its automation capacity with a variety of innovative cooling and climate control processes such as a hybrid cooling process that relies on dual parallel circuits working in conjunction to increase airflow throughout the enclosure. Heat is dissipated from the enclosure as soon as the ambient temperature falls below a predetermined setpoint, which allows for passive climatization; additionally, active climatization is achieved via the compressor’s cooling circuit with speed-controlled components for demand-based cooling.
This means the right levels of cooling are applied at the right time in the right places, which leads to significantly enhanced energy efficiency and reduced consumption compared with less dynamic cooling units, in addition to prolonging the lifespan of the enclosure and the electronics within.
With Rittal’s Blue e line of cooling units, multiple mounting options such as wallmounted and roofmounted allows cooling units to attack from a variety of angles based on the application or environmental considerations. This provides targeted cooling to components that require it most as opposed to a blanket cooling structure where the potential for energy waste is significantly increased.
360 degree climate expertise
Knowledge is power and insight is king. Rittal’s commitment to efficient climate control doesn’t stop with the products or accessories to keep your enclosures and electronics running smoothly. Rittal’s dedication to industrial and manufacturing services and consultations, specifically our holistic climate audits, are also an integral part of helping companies enhance and optimize their cooling systems.
Our climate control technicians offer end-to-end climate efficiency analyses to better help you realize the limitations or holes in your climate control architecture, as well as recommending strategic, targeted climate control solutions from standalone mounted cooling units to large-scale climate systems.
During the past year, as companies dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic, Rittal pivoted to a virtual platform in order to provide these same climate analysis services and recommendations, as well as offering webinars, video tutorials, and other online resources to educate companies on what energy efficient cooling systems consists of and how to realize these principles in an actionable way.
It’s these products and services that have positioned Rittal as an industry leader in climate control solutions and an invaluable partner in your climate control journey.