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Heat Dissipation for PLC Panel

04/16/2012 5:27 AM

Dear All,

we have supplied one big PLC Panel for one of our client

Now client wanted to place air conditioner in control room so he wants us to calculate Heat dissipation

Kindly guide me how to calculate heat dissipation

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Re: Heat Dissipation for PLC Panel

04/16/2012 6:03 AM

Well, what is the aggregate power consumption of:

  • the big PLC panel?
  • the lighting?
  • all other loads?
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Re: Heat Dissipation for PLC Panel

04/16/2012 6:08 AM

Watts = Amps x Volts.

1 Watt = 1 Joule per second.

Effectively all the power (in Watts) going into the panel is dissipated as heat. If you have external devices (motors etc) driven directly from the panel, the power to these can be deducted.

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Re: Heat Dissipation for PLC Panel

04/16/2012 6:12 AM

So i should calculate power requirement of PLC Panel

there will be 4 Nos of Premium PLC Racks in the panel as well as in the control room One Operating station is also placed

plus there will be some devices which will be powered from PLC Panel

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04/16/2012 6:21 AM

Just take the power (as calculated above) consumed by everything inside the control room.

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Re: Heat Dissipation for PLC Panel

04/16/2012 7:14 AM

Thanx for the help provided

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