Why Food Processing Relies on Heat Exchangers

Heat exchangers are used in a wide variety of manufacturing applications, from cooling electrical panels that power automated equipment to providing precise temperature control for food and beverage production, and more. Because heat exchangers can be customized in every detail—including size, shape, and cooling method—they can provide highly efficient solutions that offer significant energy and cost-saving benefits. In fact, food and beverage manufacturers increasingly rely on heat exchangers to keep overhead costs manageable while helping to reduce energy consumption and lower their environmental impacts.

A Variety of Applications

Some of the most common uses of ambient and below-ambient heat exchangers are to keep sensitive electrical equipment properly cooled to prevent it from overheating. The cooling units prevent heat pockets from developing inside of the enclosures due to the waste heat given off by electrical circuits. Depending on a system’s maximum operating temperature, an air-to-air or air-to-water system can be designed and fitted to the electrical panels to eliminate the need for large air conditioning equipment.

However, heat exchanger technology is also commonly used in many other applications. In the food industry, for instance, certain substances must be cooled or warmed to various temperatures to be safely processed, such as in pasteurizing. The success of the process relies on efficient and effective thermal management, which can take up a large part of a company’s energy costs. Much like electrical enclosures, heat exchangers can offer consistent, precise thermal management without excessive, energy-draining equipment and the necessary costs of maintaining it.

Custom Heat Exchangers for Food & Beverage Manufacturing

Their versatility combined with their cost-effective benefits often make heat exchangers an ideal thermal management solution for the food and beverage industry. To learn more, call Noren Thermal, Inc. at 866-936-6736. Now located in Taylor, TX, Noren proudly produces all of our products in the United States and delivers them to clients nationwide.