Air-to-Air vs. Air-to-Water Heat Exchangers: Which Are Better?

The waste heat that electronics give off can damage circuits and other components. In many cases, though, controlling that heat doesn’t necessarily require chilling the entire enclosure, which means air conditioners and compressed air coolers are often unnecessary. A better alternative is to keep the air cool by dissipating the heat emanating from the circuits. This can be achieved with Noren’s air-to-air and air-to-water heat exchangers, both of which can effectively replace conventional air conditioning units. Deciding which is better depends on the unique needs of each application, which Noren helps determine through comprehensive design and analysis for every client. (more…)

Complex Thermal Management Demands for Advanced Technology

As new technology changes the world, it also comes with a high demand for innovative thermal management solutions. For any technology to work, it must have a cost- and energy-efficient means of dissipating the waste heat that its electrical components generate. While air conditioners and compressed air systems used to be the gold standard for cooling electronics, high energy, maintenance, and operation costs are forcing more industries to search for cleaner and more affordable solutions. To meet the increasingly complex thermal management demands of advanced technology, Noren Thermal tailors every solution to meet clients’ unique demands across a number of different applications. (more…)

Noren Heat Pipes Made Heat Exchangers Viable for Hazardous Locations

Today, heat exchangers are widely recognized as more efficient and cost-effective solutions to managing electrical waste heat. Yet, it wasn’t until the introduction of Noren’s heat pipe technology that heat exchangers could be certified to operate in hazardous locations. Noren Thermal was the first manufacturer to receive national and international certification for HX applications in hazardous conditions, paving the way for heat exchangers to revolutionize industries such as oil and gas, power generation, waste water treatment, food processing, and more. (more…)

Heat Exchangers Solve the Air Conditioning Conundrum

When it comes to controlling the waste heat of electronic equipment, the generally accepted rule of thumb is that colder is always better. That mindset stems from an era when air conditioning and compressed air were the pinnacles of heat dissipation technology. Today, however, the high cost and energy expenditures needed to keep air conditioning running 24/7 have forced companies to find more efficient solutions to manage electronic waste heat—such as closed loop heat exchangers. By utilizing the physics of latent heat vaporization, heat exchangers solve many of the conundrums posed by conventional air conditioning and compressed air systems. (more…)

What Is Phase-Change Cooling Technology?

All matter possesses internal energy at a molecular level. When matter changes phases, the enormous amount of energy that its molecules produce is manifested as heat. For example, heat of fusion occurs when a solid changes to a liquid (absorbing energy), and vice versa (releasing energy). Heat of vaporization occurs when a liquid changes to a gas (absorbing energy), and vice versa (releasing energy). Phase-change cooling takes advantage of latent heat vaporization to transfer and dissipate the thermal energy that electrical systems produce. As technology improves and components continue to shrink, phase-change cooling is becoming increasingly more important to keep advanced systems from overheating while minimizing the space needed for effective thermal management. (more…)

Air-to-Air Heat Exchangers Cool Electrical Panels More Efficiently

Technology takes energy, and as such, it produces heat. Like an engine in your car, the circuit boards and electrical panels that power today’s tools and toys all generate waste heat. At Noren, our mission is to custom-design effective thermal management solutions on all scales to keep our clients’ systems running smoothly and efficiently. Those solutions include air-to-air heat exchangers for electrical enclosures, which serve as greener alternatives to traditional compressed air coolers. (more…)

Thermal Management Makes the World Go ‘Round

Thermal management solutions (like heat exchangers) aren’t typically household terms, but they power the products and services that make our world what it is today. From refrigerators, computers, and cellphones to oil & gas, automation, and more, effective thermal solutions ensure that the technology we rely on continue to work safely and efficiently. At Noren Thermal, we’ve made effective, eco-friendly thermal solutions our forte, including custom-designed thermal management products and advanced design/manufacturing services. (more…)