How Hot Is It? A Survey of Temperatures Inside Medium-Voltage Electrical Enclosure Across North America

2016 Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC) Paper
J. Steele, M. Newton and C. Campion, “How hot is it? A survey of temperatures inside medium-voltage electrical enclosure across North America,” 2016 IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC), Montreal, QC, Canada, 2016, pp. 567-570.
doi: 10.1109/EIC.2016.7548666
June 19 – 22, 2016

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  • The effects that the ambient conditions, seasonal load fluctuation and installation factors have on the temperatures measured inside enclosures
  • Determining he normal operating temperature range inside electrical enclosures across North America.
  • The generalized model provides an acceptable predictor for determining enclosure temperature.
  • Further research is suggested to further refine the understanding of the normal temperature range for enclosures.