GORE® Protective Vents for Telecommunication Systems
Housing vents from Gore reliably protect electronics against condensation and contaminants, for lower maintenance and warranty costs.
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Improve Equipment Robustness and Reliability
High-value telecommunications components can benefit from higher reliability, and lower manufacturing, maintenance and warranty costs, with GORE Protective Vents.
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More Reliable Connectivity with Reduced Manufacturing and Maintenance Costs
Today’s telecommunication systems aim for reliable connectivity everywhere – requiring more equipment in remote locations, and greater exposure to extreme environmental conditions.
GORE Protective Vents can extend the service life of telecommunication equipment, reducing maintenance costs, warranty claims and customer frustrations, because they:
- effectively manage pressure differentials within the equipment housing
- prevent condensation from compromising sensitive electronics
- reduce stress on housing seals
- block ingress of rain, moisture, wind-borne particulates and other contaminants
- eliminate the need for “ruggedized” housings, reducing costs and weight
Gore, the global leader in venting technology, has more than 15 years’ experience in developing custom venting solutions for the telecommunications industry. Our global R&D and engineering teams can partner with you from initial product concept through prototyping, sampling, testing and production integration.
GORE® Protective Vents can help your enclosure meet IP and NEMA protection standards.
Electronic enclosures that are installed outdoors are vulnerable to a wide range of environmental hazards that can affect the performance, reliability and life expectancy of the sensitive electronics within.
Problems for Outdoor Electronics:
GORE® Vents protects seals from stress by continuously equalizing over-pressures or vacuums within the outdoor enclosure box.
Rapid, extreme or recurring changes in ambient conditions cause over-pressures or vacuums to form within sealed outdoor electronics enclosures. These pressure differentials can occur due to:
- Sudden temperature changes (a thunderstorm on a hot sunny day).
- Altitude changes (when equipment is in transit).
- Repetitive heating/cooling cycles of internal components.
If these over-pressures or vacuums cannot be dissipated, they will place continued stress on housing seals. Over time, these seals can fail and allow moisture, dust, dirt and other contaminants to be drawn inside the sealed enclosure box, damaging the electrical and electronic components.
Moisture can also get inside an outdoor electrical box by diffusion — the process by which vapor moves by natural molecular motion through the walls of a polymer enclosure. When water vapor enters a sealed enclosure and has no way to escape, it will condense to a liquid state. For example, condensation trapped inside an electrical control panel enclosure for heavy duty equipment could corrode sensitive electronics and battery contacts. Just one more reason why it’s essential to have properly-vented electronics enclosures for heavy-duty equipment.
Reliable Solutions with GORE Protective Vents:
Equalize Pressures to Protect Housing Enclosures and Seals
Prevent Contamination to Protect Electronics
During normal operation and recharging cycles, batteries can generate heat and emit hydrogen or other gases. This can create a hazardous, or even explosive, situation. GORE Protective Vents effectively dissipate hazardous gas molecules. By continuously equalizing pressures inside and outside the battery compartment, they reduce explosion hazards, while maintaining an effective barrier to liquids and particulates.
Venting Solutions for Different Telecommunication Applications
View our interactive Telecom Overview brochure to see how GORE Protective Vents can improve the reliability of your telecommunication systems.
|Tower-Top Electronic Enclosures|
|Water can cause corrosion and shorts to the electronics in tower-top enclosures. By allowing moisture vapor to diffuse easily, GORE Protective Vents reduce potential condensation that leads to corrosion and shorts.|
|Base Station Battery Units|
|To prevent potential explosions, hydrogen gases from batteries must have an exit path. The continuous airflow of GORE Protective Vents enables gases to flow out of the unit while creating a barrier against contaminants.|
|Small Cell Nodes|
|Plastic housings commonly used in small cell nodes are more susceptible to pressure equalization issues. Gore’s venting solutions protect the electronics from water damage and comply with environmental standards.|
|Antenna Tilt Motors|
|Mechanical components of the antenna motors can fail when exposed to liquids and other contaminants. GORE Protective Vents provide a barrier against liquid and other contaminants that can lead to corrosion.|
|Water ingress can compromise the signal integrity of coverage devices like repeaters and backhaul devices, including point-to-point and microwave radios. By equalizing pressure inside the device housing, GORE Protective Vents prevent stress on the housing seals so water cannot enter.|
|Rapid temperature changes create a vacuum inside the sensor, which can cause a seal to fail. Moisture vapor can enter and condense on the sensor dome, obstructing sunlight and compromising sensor measurements. GORE Protective Vents equalize pressure and prevent vacuums that compromise seal integrity.|
IP / NEMA Rating
Find out which of our vents can help your enclosure deliver the desired protection level according to Ingress Protection (IP) or NEMA Standards.
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Posted July 13, 2020
PolyVent Stainless Steel brings premium performance and durability to GORE® Protective Vents Screw-In Series. Its premium-quality materials and construction durably withstand the worst hazards: from aggressive industrial chemicals and cleaners to corrosion-inducing salty offshore environments. For added safety, a flammability-resistant GORE™ membrane (UL 94 VTM-0) and O-ring (UL 94 V-0) complement the non-flammable stainless steel body.
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