Technology evolves at a sometimes neck-breaking pace, and in many industries, keeping up with the evolution is vital to maintaining an advantage over the competition. However, if organizations had to reinstall brand new equipment across the board every time an upgrade rolled out, any advantage gained would be lost to exorbitant costs and excessive downtime for their systems. At Noren, retrofitting and ruggedizing existing equipment with innovative heat exchanger technology is one of our many specialties. For instance, many of our projects have involved ruggedizing our advanced heat exchanger technology to fit a variety of military applications, where advanced systems need to be protected under the harshest conditions.
The Difference Between Rugged and Ruggedized
Systems that are designed specifically for military use are designed to be rugged. Vehicles, computers, and personal devices have to be designed and built specifically to survive hot, cold, dusty, high-altitude, low-altitude, and virtually every other environmental condition. When new commercial technology is employed, however, it must often be ruggedized to handle the new, much tougher demands.
While it’s preferable to include appropriate thermal management systems in the original design of a product, ruggedization is preferable when existing applications need upgraded cooling systems. Ruggedizing commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) thermal management products helps minimize the costs, amount of work, and length of time needed to ensure that a new system is properly cooled. Noren can modify green energy heat exchangers to operate in climates for which they weren’t originally designed.
Transforming COTS Products for Rugged Applications
With decades of experience creating custom solutions for every industry and need, Noren’s ruggedized thermal heat exchangers are ideal for military applications of all types. 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.