In increasingly more applications, heat exchangers are becoming the preferred way to keep electrical enclosures continuously cool. Noren’s cooling technology has even been certified for use in hazardous locations, as well as demanding industries such as military and aerospace technology. Compared to other electrical cooling methods, heat exchangers often provide the best way to keep high-powered technology operating at optimal efficiency with minimal energy costs and maintenance needs.
The Mechanics Behind Heat Exchangers
Electrical enclosures serve two purposes; to protect electronics from contaminating elements, and to make managing electrical waste heat easier. Conventionally, the exorbitant costs of keeping air conditioning equipment on constantly were just par for the course. In other cases, air compressors or fans and filters could offer lower-cost solutions, though maintenance costs often offset those savings.
As technology became more efficient, thermal management demands became more complicated, and traditional cooling methods were no longer feasible for some applications. Therefore, heat exchangers were developed with the idea of transferring heat away from sensitive electronics, rather than forcefully chilling them, which allowed for smaller and more effective cooling solutions.
For instance, heat pipe-based cooling cabinets utilize phase-change technology, which harnesses the energy from a fluid changing between liquid and gaseous states (known as latent heat of vaporization). The fluid in the heat pipe absorbs the heat near electrical equipment as it evaporates, then releases the heat without any rises in temperature as it condenses back into liquid. Heat exchangers may operate with the help of fans, but do not rely on thermoelectric or air compressing equipment, and therefore require less energy than other cooling methods.
A Better Cooling Method with Custom Heat Exchangers
Noren’s custom-designed heat exchangers offer cleaner, more efficient, and more cost-effective methods for cooling electrical enclosures. To learn more, call 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.