Pre-Sales Services

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Pfannenberg Advantage

The ambient conditions from one facility to another can differ, posing unique challenges for both end-users and OEMs:

  • End-users get frustrated with overheating electronics and equipment failures
  • OEMs get frustrated when getting calls because their machines are down
 
If equipment goes down due to a thermal management failure, most times it is due to a machine being undersized or the incorrect thermal management equipment being used. 

Our sales and service team can alleviate both of these challenges from different advantage points. This is the Pfannenberg Advantage.
 

Plant Surveys and Audits

Reliable thermal management is critical to keeping processes online and running. The most common place for Pfannenberg to start is to visit your facility and perform a plant survey. 
 
Plant surveys include:
  • Overview of facility conditions (ambient airborne particulate, temperature, humidity)
  • What are the current systems in the plant, how many and where are they located
  • Current plant safety regulations
  • 24/7 Machine Time (when can we repair or replace equipment)
 
Once a plant survey is created, we then have enough data to provide a comprehensive plant audit. A plant audit is a detailed analysis of what's in the enclosure and the current needs by means of capacity, energy use and repair time cost. Please consult the factory for a quotation.
 
Plant Audits include:
  • Overview of facility conditions (ambient airborne particulate, temperature, humidity)
  • What are the current systems in the plant, how many and where are they located
  • Current plant safety regulations
  • 24/7 Machine Time (when can we repair or replace equipment)
  • Detailed analysis of current thermal management needs based on true capacity requirement. This is done by reviewing components within the enclosure
  • Energy analysis based on current thermal management system
  • Personalized thermal management program designed around your existing requirements and goals
 

Thermal Imaging Analysis

Contact Pfannenberg to use our thermo-graphic equipment to see into your electrical enclosures and surrounding areas to get a true snapshot of the climate. Two ways we can approach this is to calculate the dissipation of heat based on the components within the enclosure or through the calculation of heat dissipation based on recorded temperature. 
 
Component Based Heat Calculations:

Thermal_AnalysisA thermal camera would be used to capture hot-spots based on enclosure components. The imaging would clearly show the hottest areas in red and the coolest areas in blue. Using this imagery allows us to provide a clear explanation and analysis of hot heat is being generated and where it is having the greatest impact.
 
 
Recorded Temperature Heat Calculations:

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Using a special thermal camera we are able to accurately representation of the fluctuations in temperature based on time of day or manufacturing processes. measure the recorded temperature inside and outside the enclosure. This analysis can be recorded as a single one-time snapshot or over the course of several hours to get an accurate
 

Energy Consultation

Many facilities we visit have energy savings initiatives. Are your thermal management products sized properly? Can you use existing sources such as tower water or chilled water to cool your electrical enclosures? Will adding a thermostat to your Filterfans® reduce energy costs by only running the fans when needed?  Our team will analyze your current energy usage related to thermal management systems. After our analysis, we will submit a proposal recommending equipment upgrades and repairs to give you the maximum energy reduction. Once the updates have been completed, we will work with your local energy provider to document and submit the required paperwork for any qualified energy rebates, which can offset the costs of the project.
 

Analysis and Project Management

Analysis is performed by Pfannenberg to come up with multiple solution ideas. This step of the process leads the team (installers, distributors etc.) to a final proposal. 
 

Pfannenberg Sizing Software (PSS)

Use our thermal management software to guide you through the sizing process, step-by-step to calculate the correct solution for your application.  The sizing software is on  www.pfannenbergusa.com/pss
 
 

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