How to Cool Control Panels in Hazardous Locations

Cooling electrical control panels and other enclosures has become significantly easier since the advent of heat exchangers. In most industries, replacing conventional cooling methods (such as air conditioning and air compression) with greener, more efficient thermal management solutions has led to incredible reductions in both energy consumption and maintenance costs. Heat exchangers also allow for increased productivity while simultaneously lowering a facility’s environmental footprint. Today, one of the greatest advantages of heat exchangers is that they can now be employed even in hazardous locations. Thanks to Noren’s extensive expertise and advanced manufacturing processes, our heat exchangers are certified to provide efficient thermal management under the harshest conditions.

Advanced Protection from Hazardous Conditions

Initial heat exchanger designs became popular in part because they use minimal equipment to prevent pockets of waste heat from developing inside of electrical enclosures. They did this by keeping the air inside of the enclosure at a temperature just above the ambient temperature, which is often ideal for most electrical panels to operate. However, in hazardous locations, ambient temperatures may be too high, and thermal management may be further complicated by potentially harmful chemicals and substances in the air.

To help industries that work in hazardous locations benefit from heat exchanger technology, Noren has developed a line of products designed specifically to operate in hazardous locations. Not only do the units provide below-ambient cooling, but also offer enhanced protection to stop contaminants in the atmosphere from entering the electrical enclosures.

Heat Exchangers for Hazardous Locations

Noren’s green energy heat exchangers are certified for use in hazardous locations as per UL/cUL as well as ATEX and IECEx standards. 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.