Better Thermal Management through Custom Heat Pipes

Heat exchanger technology was first introduced in the early 20th century. Yet, it wasn’t until close to the end of the century that heat exchanger technology advanced enough to be considered a viable alternative to traditional air conditioning. One of the most significant advancements was the heat pipe, which allowed manufacturers to create compact heat exchangers that operated within a closed loop. Since then, Noren has become a leading brand in improving thermal management through custom heat pipes and heat exchangers of all types. From industrial-size electrical cabinets to computer drives and aerospace technologies, we offer better thermal management solutions to help organizations save on operating costs while maximizing efficiency. (more…)

Tips for Upgrading Your Cabinet Cooling Systems

To stay competitive, companies across all industries have to eventually reevaluate and upgrade their operating systems. One of the biggest mistakes engineers make when implementing new technology is neglecting to design new cooling methods to meet the new requirements. Though upgraded equipment is designed to be more efficient, that doesn’t always mean that it gives off less heat or requires less effective cooling methods. On the contrary, the faster and more powerful electronics become, the more waste heat they tend to generate. One of the biggest tips we can offer for upgrading your electrical systems is to ensure that you upgrade your cabinet cooling methods appropriately. Otherwise, the upgrade may prove more costly than beneficial. (more…)

Why Thermal Management Needs to Be Part of the Design Process

When newer, faster, and more powerful technology is implemented, changing an old system to the new can sometimes mean revamping entire facilities. To save costs and limit downtime, organizations will often turn to retrofitting existing equipment, where possible, rather than changing it out entirely. Unfortunately, successful thermal management is often more of an afterthought than a factor in a product’s design, which can lead to complications and further expenses due to inadequate performance. For any project’s long-term success, proper management of thermal energy should be a vital consideration in the product’s design process. (more…)

A More Cost-Efficient Way to Handle Electrical Waste Heat

Thermal management solutions have continued to adapt to meet the increasing demands of smaller, faster, and more powerful technology. In many ways, those demands are felt most strongly in fields such as manufacturing, industrial automation, food and beverage processing, etc., which rely more and more on high-performance, complex electrical equipment. In addition to keeping electrical enclosures consistently cool, Noren’s custom-designed heat exchangers also help companies keep their energy consumption, carbon footprint, and overall maintenance costs reasonably low with more efficient ways to handle electrical waste heat. (more…)

Achieve Below Ambient Cooling with Air-to-Water Heat Exchangers

It’s been traditionally accepted that achieving below ambient cooling required refrigerant-based air conditioning or compressed air coolers, making air-to-air heat exchangers unfit for certain high ambient applications. Fortunately, that’s often no longer the case, thanks to Noren’s innovative air-to-water heat exchangers that can cool electronics relying solely on water temperature. Air-to-water coolers provide the benefits of below ambient cooling and the cost and energy-saving advantages of lowering your overall carbon footprint. (more…)

How Do Cold Plates Work?

Today’s most demanding, high-performance electrical and technological applications were made possible largely due to innovative thermal management techniques. In applications where power output is high and space is limited, cold plates have become vital for their combination of high thermal conductivity and compact design. At Noren Thermal, we specialize in providing the most efficient solutions for transferring electrical waste heat, and that includes custom-designing cold plate applications for systems that cannot be efficiently cooled with ambient heat exchangers. (more…)

Thermal Management Terms – Different Ways to Cool Electrical Equipment

If electrical devices could reach 100 percent efficiency—meaning they didn’t generate waste heat as they operated—then cooling systems would not be needed to prevent overheating. Unfortunately, that isn’t currently possible; however, thermal management for electronics has advanced impressively over the years, making it easier and more efficient than ever to keep vital electronics functioning properly. At Noren Thermal, we utilize over 40 years of experience in the industry to create customized ways of cooling electrical equipment, and three of the most common methods are convection, conduction, and phase-change cooling. (more…)

Eliminating Contamination in Air Cooled Heat Exchangers

Eliminating Contamination in Air Cooled Heat ExchangersElectronic devices are typically housed in closed panels to avoid air and moisture contamination that could erode electrical components. Small cabinets also make it less costly to keep electrical panels cooled as they operate; however, being enclosed makes it necessary to keep the air conditioning on constantly. In many cases, the costs of controlling that waste heat mitigate the savings of utilizing electrical enclosures in the first place. Noren’s air cooled heat exchangers solve this dilemma by utilizing green energy to transfer heat efficiently, and in a closed loop system that doesn’t expose electrical panels to the open air. (more…)

The Value of Centralized Design and Manufacturing

Even a top-notch product can see a decline in value when it doesn’t perform as well as intended. In the production of thermal management solutions, that can prove disastrous for clients who rely on those products to keep their operations running smoothly. Such disconnect between the expectation and reality of a product often occurs because different aspects of analysis, design, and manufacturing are isolated from each other. At Noren Thermal, we provide everything—including systems analysis, customized design, prototype building, and product testing—all under one roof. This allows for immediate and face-to-face communication between every department to centralize the logistics of thermal management design and manufacturing. (more…)

Heat Exchangers to Keep the Food & Beverage Industry Running

When you think of thermal management for the food and beverage industry, refrigeration may be the first thing that comes to mind. Yet, besides keeping highly perishable items from spoiling, thermal management also serves another vital purpose—keeping vital equipment operational so that food processing companies can keep their products flowing. Conventional refrigeration units may still be necessary in many instances, but Noren’s heat exchangers help the food and beverage industry save money and energy by efficiently cooling the electronics that keep machinery running. (more…)