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Ultra Durable Filter Media For Fan Filter Units

Axair supply a wide range of thermal components, fan filter units & filter media to facilitate enclosure cooling and cabinet ventilation. A fan filter is used to dissipate heat within an enclosure or cabinet, preventing the premature failure of the equipment inside it. The most common method is to pull the warm air out (reverse flow) near the top using a fan filter while cooler air is drawn in through a stand alone filter at the bottom of the cabinet. Both fan filter and filter provide protection to IP54 and prevent the ingress of...


Cabinet Cooling For Outdoor Electrical Enclosures

Outdoor electrical enclosures can be found almost everywhere you go. Containing expensive equipment, these units are exposed to extreme weather conditions; from high ambient temperatures in Summer to a risk of condensation occurring as the temperatures drop in the Winter seasons. The effects of solar radiation are also evident given the hours that the enclosure is in the direct sunlight. Electrical equipment used within outdoor enclosures is generally very durable and robust, although not all can tolerate the extremes that the conditions of ...


Top 10 Thermal Management Product FAQ’s

This year we launched our eCommerce website AxairOnline; www.axaironline.co.uk making it simple and easy to purchase thermal management products for effective enclosure cooling and climate control within electrical cabinets. From our experience, we've noticed a set of common questions from our customers so this week we look at the top ten questions about the Fandis range of thermal management products: How does a fan filter work to facilitate thermal cooling? A fan filter is used to dissipate thermal heat within an enclosure or cabinet and th...


Condensation Control In Electrical Enclosures

Electrical enclosures are used to protect delicate electronic equipment from water and dust but also for safety. As the components inside the enclosure are live, they need protection to prevent electrical shocks. Condensation, caused by warm moist air coming into contact with cooler surfaces causes electrical equipment housed within enclosures to fail prematurely. Condensation will only form at, or close to Dew point (65% humidity), but oxidation / rusting can take place at medium levels of relative humidity at 60% depending on the type and ...


Enclosure Ventilation – An Axair Guide to Power Electronics Cooling

Fan filter kits have been in use for around 20 years and are now considered ‘part of the scenery’ and a commodity product. Their function has not changed, they are still as useful as ever; however,  if the wrong product is selected, the whole control cabinet may overheat and compromise not only the value of the equipment it contains but also the panel’s primary function, powering a whole process plant, shopping centre or datacentre, for example. The impact of this could be catastrophic so it pays to seek advice and assistance when select...


Cabinet Cooling Project Proves Axair Knowledge is Power

Bespoke solutions don’t always have to involve bespoke products. Sometimes, the best solution can be found by using standard products but applying them in an unconventional manner.  Axair regularly fulfil customer requirements in this way; a recent example being a project we supported for a well-known control systems company with some very specific enclosure cooling requirements. The enclosure in question was generating 11 kW of heat; they were attempting to dissipate the British Standard, BS60439, which specifies that the temperature out...


Axair Adaptors Help Panel Builders Get Ahead

With the UK recession causing an intense increase in market competition, many control panel builders tried to get ahead by reducing stock levels and adapting standard products to meet customer requirements. Despite reducing costs, streamlining the range of designs available has somewhat obvious limitations. Even with modification, customers can be restricted when it comes to specific requirements such as temperature control or prerequisites on space. Thanks to our partnership with Italian experts, Fandis, Axair Fans can offer panel builde...


Italian Fans Help Keep Pope On Air

Almost 400,000 people have been known to flock to the Vatican City in Rome during the election of a new Pope. With that many people all vying for a look at one man, in 2007 the Vatican took the somewhat inevitable step of installing a number of large plasma screens in the city’s St. Peter’s Square region. The screens have become a permanent fixture in the square, broadcasting the Pope’s weekly address and his Sunday prayers. With some of these events lasting almost 4 hours, it’s important that these screens don’t overheat in the Ita...


Top Panel Fans

  Axair Fans UK Limited has launched a range of enclosure fans that provide extra cooling for temperature-critical electrical equipment. The new ‘T’ Series has a low profile housing, only 90mm deep, and is designed for top mounting on the outside of cabinets, thus providing high level extraction of hot air whilst taking-up none of the valuable space within the enclosure. The special attraction of this fan is its backward-curved impeller blade which sustains the flow of essential cooling air through the cabinet, even when the e...