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Motor Control Center Heat Dissipation
The following table lists the approximate heat dissipation of various MCC units. This information is often
requested by engineers who are sizing HVAC equipment to cool and ventilate equipment rooms. Values
include an estimate of heat dissipated by the MCC Power Bus. To use, add the values for each of the units in
the MCC. Values are given in BTUs per hour and watts.
The values given are for "typical" applications, and include an adjustment for power bus contribution.
Make the following adjustments for special situations:
• Add 10–20 percent to the total heat dissipation for MCCs that make extensive use of relays, timers, and other
control devices.
• Add 10 percent to the total heat dissipation for MCCs with 1200–1600 A main bus.
• Add 20 percent to the total heat dissipation for MCCs with 2000–2500 A main bus.

Typical Heat Dissipation Values
Mains and Branch Feeders
Description

Main and Branch Feeder Breakers

Main and Branch Feeder Switches

Size/Rating
15–150 A
175–250 A
300–400 A
500–600 A
700–800 A
900–1200
1600 A
2000 A
2500 A
30 A
60 A
100 A
200 A
400 A
600 A
800 A
1200 A
1600 A
2000 A

Heat Dissipation
BTUs/hr Watts
270
79
720
210
780
230
1320
390
2220
650
5802
1700
8020
2350
12,628
3700
27,815
8150
126
37
156
46
282
85
780
230
1020
300
2047
600
3242
950
8874
2600
15,529
4550
24,232
7100

Combination Starters
Description

Size/Rating

Combination Starters
(Circuit Breaker or Fusible Disconnect)

1
2
3
4
5

Heat Dissipation
BTUs/hr Watts
270
79
360
106
720
210
1440
420
2400
700

Combination Altivar 61 AC drives (variable torque rated)

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