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Prevent Elevator Overheating
February 29, 2008 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
I'm Brandon Lorenz, senior editor for Building Operating Management magazine.
Elevators components aren't particularly prone to overheating. The real problem is the location of the components. Rooftop penthouses get hot. Louvers are supposed to allow ventilation, but draw in dust and hot air.
To prevent overheating, install a dedicated cooling system. By using 100 percent recirculated air, the system can regulate both temperature and humidity levels while keeping dirt and dust out. When installing the system, any existing ventilation louvers, doors and other openings be properly sealed.
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