Calculate your enclosure climate control requirements
Published: 12 June 2013 - Rachael Morling
An updated version of Rittal’s RiTherm software allows climate control requirements to be quickly and easily calculated.
RiTherm 6.2 includes generic component heat loss data and a heat loss calculator for busbars; an option to divide the required cooling output between several devices; a detailed breakdown of bayed enclosure suites; a saved project library that can be sorted and allows individual projects to be copied and an integrated chiller configurator.
Enclosures can be selected from Rittal ranges or alternatively, the dimensions of bespoke cabinets can be entered manually. The heat dissipated by installed equipment can be input directly, calculated using actual measured enclosure internal and ambient temperatures or selected from a database of standard components.
A user-friendly interface guides you to the most suitable, correctly dimensioned climate control solution.
At the end of the calculation information is presented in the form of a detailed summary containing calculated enclosure surface area; radiant power emitted to the environment or absorbed from outside; resultant required cooling output; enclosure internal temperature excluding cooling measures and the proposed solution.
Two versions are available: an update to Therm 6.0 or later; or a 30-day trial, both of which may be downloaded from the website.