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.

Well-Designed, Comprehensive Solutions

As technology evolves, it relies more and more on thermal management to not just eliminate the waste heat it produces, but also repurpose it to optimize energy consumption. Thermal management solutions also need to minimize the space needed to accommodate them while still effectively cooling electrical components across the board. Additionally, cooling equipment must be kept clean to prevent contaminating electrical circuits, which means different environments require specific considerations.

Retrofitting a cooling system for previously designed electrical equipment can, at best, provide an improvised solution to some issues, but not all. As a result, the thermal management solution (and, therefore, the electrical enclosures that it protects) may not operate at expected performance levels, or require maintenance much sooner and more often than expected. From initial analysis to rapid prototype design and product testing, Noren helps manufacturers avoid such unforeseen complications by making superior thermal management an important part of the design process.

Solve Thermal Management Issues from the Start

Technology changes rapidly, and while retrofitting may be a viable solution for some existing equipment, it’s never a sufficient solution for ever-changing thermal management needs. To solve thermal management issues from the start, begin at the design process by calling Noren Thermal, Inc. at 650-322-9500, or toll-free at 866-936-6736. Located in Menlo Park, CA, Noren proudly produces all of our products in the United States and delivers them to clients nationwide.