Is an Ambient Heat Exchanger Cool Enough for Your Control Panels?

Electronic components naturally give off heat. Because they are typically enclosed to save space and prevent contamination, control panels and other electrical systems must be proactively cooled to prevent trapped heat from damaging them. In many cases, the most efficient way to stop heat pockets from forming is by transferring the heat away from the electrical equipment inside of the enclosure. However, when the ambient temperature outside of an enclosure is naturally too hot for electronics to operate safely, an ambient heat exchanger may not be cool enough.

If You Need Below-Ambient Cooling

Ambient heat exchangers operate on the principle that control panels and other electrical systems do not typically need to be chilled, such as through air conditioning equipment. Because electronics often operate efficiently in some level of heat, transferring the excess waste heat is sufficient to prevent overheating. For the heat exchangers to work, however, the ambient temperature outside of the enclosure must be cooler than the electrical system’s maximum operating temperature.

In climates and locations where ambient temperatures are hotter than the maximum operating temperature, electrical enclosures must be cooled to a level below the ambient. In the past, this meant relying on air conditioners or air compressors, which effectively chilled electrical enclosures but at significant energy and maintenance costs. With Noren’s air-to-water, below-ambient heat exchanger technology, industries that operate in particularly hot climates can now enjoy the benefits of cleaner, greener, and more cost-effective ways to cool electrical control panels and more.

Ambient and Below-Ambient Heat Exchangers

Air-to-air and air-to-water heat exchangers can achieve any level of coolness your control panels require to continue operating smoothly and efficiently. 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.