Keeping Industrial Control Panels Cool During the Summer

Industrial control panels are utilized for a wide variety of applications and operate in an equally wide variety of locations. Given the number of electrical components in each panel, the waste heat that they emit is enough to cause the electronics to overheat and malfunction. In many locations, the additional heat of the summer months can increase this risk, making it even more important to install efficient, high-performance thermal management solutions. When below-ambient cooling is necessary, Noren offers a series of air-to-water cooling units that can easily achieve the temperatures necessary.

Air-to-Water Coolers for Below Ambient Cooling

In the most common applications, electrical control panels can be effectively cooled using air-to-air heat exchangers, which keep the temperature within the panel just above the ambient temperature outside of it. In more extreme circumstances, such as climates that become extremely hot in the summer, ambient temperatures may still be too hot for electrical components to safely operate.

Like air-to-air heat exchangers, Noren’s air-to-water units operate on the principle of minimizing energy consumption and simplifying thermal management to reduce the need for ongoing maintenance. By using a fluid with high  specific heat,  typically water, they can keep electrical panels cooled to a below-ambient temperature that is determined by the temperature of the fluid.

The Science of Cooling Industrial Control Panels

Noren’s ambient and below-ambient heat exchangers are well-known for providing effective and efficient thermal management solutions for all industries. No matter the season, Noren’s high-performance products are often the best way to keep industrial control panels cool and operating properly. 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.