If you compare heat exchangers to other options, like air conditioners or air compressors, it is obvious that heat exchangers are often the most efficient solution. However, when you compare heat exchangers to heat exchangers (such as air-to-air units and air-to-water units), the advantages of one design over another may not be immediately obvious. Choosing the most efficient thermal management solution depends on the specifics of any given application, such as operating requirements and the location where the application will be employed.
Considering Operating Requirements
Air-to-air and air-to-water heat exchangers both offer significant advantages over air conditioners and air compressors, including reduced energy requirements. However, one may be a better option than the other for certain operating requirements, particularly maximum operating temperature. For systems that require below-ambient cooling, or for processes that rely on maintaining high or low temperatures, air-to-water heat exchangers may be required. The units can keep temperatures constant by using fluid that is heated or chilled to the appropriate temperature.
Considering Environmental Resources
All heat exchangers are also advantageous because they produce a significantly lower environmental footprint than air conditioners. Yet, they also make it possible to employ other eco-friendly methods for organizations to reduce their footprint. For instance, facilities that operate near large bodies of water must have a treatment center to eliminate waste in the water. In many applications, heat exchangers can redirect electrical waste heat to areas where the thermal energy is required to facilitate waste water treatment.
Learn More About Efficient Thermal Management Design
With decades of proven results in the field and a long list of advanced, in-house design and manufacturing capabilities, Noren continues to provide the most efficient thermal management solutions to clients in all industries. 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.