High altitudes, characterized by decreased atmospheric pressure and thinner air with lower density, can significantly affect the performance of mining machines. Here are three ways how:
1. Voltage Breakdown
Mining machines are more prone to voltage breakdown at high altitudes, particularly in the power supply section. This susceptibility is heightened due to the presence of high voltage, exacerbating damage from voltage breakdown.
2. Heat Dissipation
At high altitudes, miners become less efficient at dissipating heat. The thin air carries away less heat for a given volume of air. Ambient temperature changes also greatly impact the miner and power supply, causing unstable operations.
3. Product Life
Material and lubrication evaporation from the mining machine and power supply fan accelerates at high altitudes. This shortens the lifespan of the fan and increases the likelihood of failure.
Common Plateau Mining Areas
The following table lists some of the common highland area mines:
|Country||State/Province||City||Average Altitude (m)|
|Mexico||Jalisco||Real de Catorce||2750|
(Note: Values are average urban elevations. Exact measurements are based on the mining site.)
Operating Altitude Standards for Mining Machines
To ensure the longevity of the miner, it’s recommended to operate the miner at an altitude of less than 2000m. If your mining site is above this altitude, consider keeping replacement parts on hand, especially for the power supply and fan. You may refer to the 2% standard for stocking; if the mining machine base is large, the number of single spare parts should not exceed 30.