Safe Air Equipment You Need for the Summer Heat!

As the Summer season begins, the temperatures are hitting all-time highs, which greatly impacts electrical systems – often, forcing them to overheat and break. If your equipment tends to overheat, then you need to look into these high-quality, explosion proof products from Safe Air Technology. Whether you’re purchasing an explosion proof HVAC system or a Cabinet Cooler, we have the equipment you need to maintain a cool environment throughout the hottest months of the year!

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Explosion Proof HVAC System in Baton Rouge

It’s fitting to start with our explosion proof Split Systems because they are the main system for ventilation, heating, and most importantly, air conditioning. In Baton Rouge and other southern areas, the Summer season brings high temperatures with humidity indexes that can negatively influence the air quality of buildings, schools, gymnasiums, and more. This is why it’s crucial to have a high-quality explosion proof HVAC system that properly filters, ventilates, and maintains your air quality. This is especially important for wet and humid environments. To ensure your occupants are in a safe and healthy environment, contact Safe Air Technology for an explosion proof HVAC that is certified for operational performance and compliance to both NEC and IEC codes related to NFPA 70 Article 500 – 505 for Hazardous Environments. 

Exhaust Blowers at Safe Air Technology

Exhaust Blowers have one purpose – to remove hot, toxic, or contaminated fumes from an enclosed area. Exhaust Blowers are absolutely necessary to “exhaust” the toxic fumes away from a worker or operator – they protect the health of welders, machine operators, and industrial employees of all kinds, so they should be prioritized when shopping for equipment. Exhaust Blowers, sometimes called “exhaust fans”, are especially important in the Summer months because the intense heat can contribute to more stale or contaminated air. Exhaust Blowers are great for your lung health and general well-being because they remove pollutant air from the indoors and “exhaust” that contaminated air to the outdoors. If you’re worried about the quality of your air or need to ensure your industrial technicians have a safe working environment, purchase an exhaust blower from Safe Air Technology or call us to discuss your exhaust blower options!

Cabinet Coolers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Industrial cabinets and other enclosed areas that host electrical appliances tend to overheat, this is why cabinet coolers are a popular choice for Safe Air Technology customers. Cabinet Coolers are an essential component to the longevity of your electrical equipment and they work by enhancing the natural cooling air flow. Particularly in the hot Summer months, cabinet coolers use an essential fan to keep your equipment working efficiently and properly – and they’re cheaper than many other cooling systems! Contact Safe Air Technology today to get your cabinet cooler. 

Window Units

Lastly, we have window units – a necessary product for apartments, smaller units, or any resident that doesn’t have central air conditioning. Safe Air Technology’s explosion proof Window Units are available in various builds, from standard designs to fully custom designs with capacities ranging from 6,000 to 36,000 BTU/HR, to satisfy your specific HVAC needs. Window Units are essential for cooling air and temperature regulation throughout those muggy summer months. Give us a call to get your explosion proof Window Unit, today.

HVAC Cleaning Checklist

As the seasons shift from Winter to Summer, it is an ideal time to take advantage of the milder temperatures by taking a look at the performance of your HVAC systems. Setting aside time to inspect your HVAC system is imperative for the HVAC’s performance level to operate at maximum efficiency. This time of year is also a smart time to install an industrial HVAC system for your establishment!

Here is a brief overview of the components that help your HVAC system run, understanding these components and their functions makes annual maintenance that much easier to complete! An HVAC system is an explosion-proof unit consisting of 9 essential components which include an Air Return, Filter, Exhaust Outlets, Ducts, Electrical Elements, Outdoor Unit, Compressor, Coils, and Blower. These components are responsible for functioning together as a team to regulate the heating, cooling, and ventilation of your home or establishment. Whether you live in a single-family home in Baton Rouge, a lakeside mansion near Hammond, or work in any kind of industrial or commercial building, you will still need a high-quality HVAC system with an explosion-proof air conditioner to regulate intense temperatures in the deep South.

Inside Components of Condensing Unit

Here is your efficient, simple, and quick HVAC maintenance check-list:

1. Filters:

We hear this word all the time when our cars or other appliances require cleaning, and your HVAC system is no exception. The purpose of the filter on an industrial HVAC system is to filtrate the air from pollutants like mold spores, dust, or any other toxic particles. Keeping your air clean is paramount for your health and the health of anyone in your establishment. It is recommended to check these filters on a quarterly basis (around 4 times a year) if your unit operates in an office building or a relatively clean environment. Alternatively, if your HVAC system operates in a higher-trafficked environment, like a restaurant or auto shop, then it is best to clean/replace your filter more frequently.

2. Clean the Outside Area:

The outdoor container housing your HVAC unit should be clean and free of debris because the debris can clog vents and block or reduce airflow. Remove any grass, mud, leaves, stickers, litter, or other distracting materials from your vents and coils. While you’re cleaning those coils, take a look at the coil’s integrity and straighten out any bent sections. If you’re cleaning a cabinet HVAC system, like a cabinet cooler, then it is a good idea to clean your cabinet with water and mild detergent.

3. Clean the Inside Area:

Similar to the outside area, the inside area of your HVAC system is equally as important to keep clean. Remember those 9 essential components that make up your HVAC system? It is a good idea to take a closer look at some of these components so your system continues cooling or heating properly. Mainly, you only need to focus your attention on the HVAC’s blower fans, evaporator coils, and control panel. At this point, you can also lubricate any moving parts of the HVAC system, such as fans.

4. Cooling System:

The refrigerant on the HVAC system is its cooling mechanism and it plays a vital role in running your HVAC unit at optimum health. Simply, you want to ensure it is capturing and releasing the proper amount of heat. For this step, it is best to hire a HVAC technician to look at the refrigerant (also known as “charge”) and to check for any leaks.

5. Calibrate:

This one is pretty simple! Test all of your system controls to make sure they are working properly. Ensure your HVAC system turns on and off without any issues, and after that it is best to calibrate all of your thermostats so they are outputting correct temperature readings.

6. Check and Clear Drain Lines:

Last, but certainly not least you should check your condensate drains. A drain’s function is to drain fluids freely, so take a moment to ensure they’re clear of obstruction. It’s not a bad idea to apply an algaecide to prevent unwanted algae growth, too!

Safe Air Technology is your experienced resource for setting up and maintaining industrial HVAC/R systems. Contact us today to order one of our explosion proof industrial grade HVAC/R systems, cabinet coolers, condensing units, window units, air handlers, or any other product. We look forward to hearing from you!

Why You Need a Cabinet Cooler

Safe Air Technology Cabinet Cooler
When you need to enclose electrical or other components in a cabinet to protect them from dust and debris, you run the risk of them overheating. When your components overheat, they can lose efficacy, part of their lifetimes, or even fail, costing you money in repair costs, lost revenue, or even emergency evacuations. To solve the problem of overheating electrical components, you need a cabinet cooler, which can alleviate cabinet heat without requiring a full air conditioning solution.

How Cabinet Cooling Fans Work

All cooling fans work on the principle of forced convection, which enhances natural convection – the process of heat transferring from one area to another through air movement – with fans or blowers. As cooler outside air is pushed through the system, the heat generated by the electrical equipment within the cabinet is pushed out through the exhaust vent.
A cabinet fan is an economical answer for any industrial enclosure you may have, as long as the environment is not excessively harsh, like an indoor cabinet without exposure to heavy dust or sprayed liquid. More intense environments or cooling needs may necessitate a closed-loop cooling system, like an air to air heat exchanger or enclosure air conditioner, to properly cool the cabinet.

Is Extra Cooling Required?

Not every cabinet on your property will need additional cooling. Natural convection and heat transfer through the cabinet walls might be enough to maintain the equipment at or below its specified maximum operating temperature.
To figure out if you need a cabinet cooler, you’ll need to calculate the total waste heat the equipment in your cabinet produces while operating, or its heat load. Your equipment’s specifications should list its heat load, so check that.
An example of a calculation is this: say you have a VFD with an operating efficiency of 92% at design load. That means that you’ll lose 8% of the total energy used by the drive as heat, since 100% – 92% = 8%. For, say, a 100 horsepower VFD, that works out to 8 hp of waste heat, or 5,965.6 watts. If your cabinet loses less heat than that via convection and conduction, you’ll need a cabinet cooling fan.

Explosion-Proof Cabinet Cooling Fans for Sale in Baton Rouge

At Safe Air Technology, we’ve performed thorough research and in-house engineering to bring our customers the finest line of explosion proof cabinet coolers available. These unique cooling systems use air to air heat exchangers to maintain the desired temperature in any closed cabinet environment. Whenever you need to enclose electrical or other components to protect them from dust and debris, you run the risk of overheating. Our explosion proof cabinet coolers alleviate that problem with cost effective thermal management that doesn’t require air conditioning.
The Safe Air Technology CB-XPC series Cabinet Coolers are fully tested in-house to ensure outstanding operational performance and compliance every time. Designed to meet Division 2 codes, these units are the ideal way to provide cooling for industrial severe duty applications. Our quality of engineering and manufacturing and personalized attention to every aspect of the manufacturing process, from design and engineering to delivery, will ensure many years of reliable and safe service.
Give us a call or visit us online for a quote today!