Typical Telecom Cabinet Cooling and Special Attention to Design
Telecom cabinets are not just a box to store communication devices. It is part of the wider telecommunications network.
A telecom cabinet should be designed considering the installation environment and its purpose
which implies there will be a need for not only cooling but also ventilation.
Air filters are essential to protect the equipment from dust, which can reduce cooling efficiency
particularly when it is poorly designed and the cabinet is located in an indoor area without natural air flow (i.e., warm indoor air against cold surfaces).
One of the most important aspects of designing a telecom cabinet is the heat exchanger. The design that has been adopted for air conditioning heat exchangers, is to have them placed behind the cabinet. In order to make them more efficient, it is important to ensure that they are not in contact with any other object.
It needs special attention to design because traditional designs tend to cause non-linear load which impacts performance and should be taken into account when designing a system.
There are many reasons that make telecom cabinets need some kind of cooling device so they can work at optimal level such as keeping running costs low, reducing downtime, and improving their efficiency.
A telecom cabinet is a small enclosure that houses telecommunications equipment. Typical telecom cabinets are typically air-cooled, with a fan circulating air over the equipment racks, but also may be cooled by water cooled by an external chiller plant. The heat exchanger provides cooling capacity to more than one cabinet.
In order to design a more efficient cooling system for telecom cabinets, it is important to find out how they work and what they need in order to work at optimum level successfully.
Telecom cabinets are typically cooled with a fan circulating air over the equipment racks, but they may alternatively be cooled by water cooled by an external chiller plant.