The Benefits of Air-to-Water Heat Exchangers

For decades, industries have turned increasingly more to heat exchangers for a wide range of thermal management needs, largely replacing the need for more expensive air conditioners and air compressing units. From keeping large-scale electrical control panels properly cooled to helping make automated and other technology more productive, heat exchangers can be designed for a large variety of applications. In cases where equipment must operate in extremely hot temperatures, or when certain processes require precise, consistent temperature control, air-to-water heat exchangers may be the most beneficial option.

More Efficient Ways to Reach Below-Ambient Cooling

When heat exchangers first became popular, air-to-air cooling units were the only method they incorporated, which made them ineffectual in environments where ambient temperatures are hotter than a system’s maximum operating temperature. To expand the reach of heat exchanger technology, we developed our air-to-water cooling units that allow for below-ambient electrical cabinet cooling with the same efficiency as air-to-air units. By utilizing water to absorb and transfer electrical waste heat, the units provide consistent temperature control that is determined by the temperature of the cooling fluid.

Because water is often the main source for an air-to-water heat exchanger, industries that operate near large water sources or that work in waste water management can enjoy further benefits by utilizing the ample supply of water nearby. In an open-loop system, fluid that has absorbed the electrical waste heat can be redirected to other areas of the facility for other water-based operations.

Reliable Below Ambient Cooling with Air-to-Water Cooling

For electrical enclosures that require below-ambient cooling, air-to-water heat exchangers can provide more reliable, efficient, and cost-effective solutions. 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.