Friday, August 17, 2012

Proper Enclosure Selection Protects Ammonia Detection Systems And Helps Them To Visibly Stand Out In Industrial Environments.


Proper Enclosure Selection Protects Ammonia Detection Systems And Helps Them To Visibly Stand Out In Industrial Environments.
COOL AIR INCORPORATED
Mark Carlyle
Sales Engineer

Why Ammonia Detection Is Necessary:

Ammonia is a colorless, generally flammable, lighter-than-air gas that reacts when mixed with water and can potentially cause damage to the eyes, skin, and the respiratory
system.

 Companies found negligent of ammonia-related workplace accidents face significant liabilities including fines, legal fees, increased insurance rates, and the likely consequence of lowered employee moral and productivity.

As a result, many companies voluntarily protect their workers by using ammonia gas detectors. Additionally, the law requires detection systems in industrial environments where ammonia gas is known to be present.

The importance of ammonia detection is so important that monitoring systems must be designed in such a way as to visually stand out among the wide range of instruments, safety devices and measuring equipment typically found in a manufacturing environment.


Designing An Ammonia Detection Unit That Calls Attention To Itself:

The ammonia detection equipment produced by COOL AIR INCORPORATED
are designed for use in industrial freezers, coolers, production areas, engine rooms and utilize solid state circuitry and high quality UL listed components.  When we re-designed our product more than a decade ago we knew we required a reliable enclosure to protect vital circuitry. Additionally, the enclosure needed to be highly visible for quick identification. After researching enclosure availability we discovered that Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures produced enclosures in bright safety yellow. Plus, Stahlin's DiamondShield™  offered the physical attributes required to protect our detection units over the long-term.


We were able to quickly identify a use for Stahlin’s DiamondShield™  series of enclosures.   Diamondshield™  was developed for design flexibility and pleasing aesthetics. Applications include high-end electronics, harsh corrosive environments, and industrial applications both indoors and out. Unique internal panel management capabilities provides the end user with only the features they need for their application, yet able to use every cubic inch of valuable internal enclosure space. The series offers an additional feature of panel mounting in the cover for use as an operator interface in industrial equipment control stations when required.

Diamondshield was ideally suited for OEM applications that require multitasking of the internal components and have limited mounting space.   The unique Panel Management System eliminates the need for an additional enclosure to house the components.  The system is built in one enclosure saving time and additional cost.  This unique feature has assisted many of our customers with this challenge.


Next we determined the J Series would meet the needs for another one of our products. Specifically:  the Stahlin J Series enclosure line has been successfully in use in rugged environments for more than 50 years. As Stahlin enclosures are molded from SolarGuard®, a patented sheet molded compound formulation that provides superior molded-in UV resistance. Stahlin's fiberglass enclosures are NEMA rated type 1, 3, 4X, 6P, 12 and UL/cUL/CSA and IP approved.

Lastly, we elected to use Stahlin's CF Series Small Junction Enclosures to allow the ammonia sensor to be remotely located. These enclosures range from 3” x 3” to 17” x 3” and have no sidewall obstructions. They are submersion rated and carry NEMA 4X, 6P ratings.

Conclusion: Using The Proper Enclosure Safeguards An Important Safeguard!

For more than ten years Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures has provided us with a range of enclosures in safety yellow. As a result we are able to serve our customers with reliable ammonia monitoring systems that visibly stand out in their industrial environments, keeping their personnel and facilities safe.

For More Information on COOL AIR INCORPORATED: http://www.coolairinc.com/

For More Information on Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures: www.stahlin.com

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