Thermal Management Challenges for Medical Devices

Technology has revolutionized how every industry operates, and in many ways, that change is felt most potently in the medical field. From advanced imaging devices to laser diagnostics and surgery, nearly every aspect of health care has been streamlined and improved with the help of technology. To help propel this advancement, Noren’s experts have spent decades innovating and improving thermal management solutions that help medical devices of all kinds, shapes, and sizes operate with optimal efficiency and reliability.

Material considerations

Because medical devices are used up close and personal on patients, there are particular considerations that other types of equipment don’t usually have. For instance, certain materials cannot be used to cool the devices because they can be harmful or toxic if patients are exposed to them. With heat exchangers, the fluid used is often water and/or air, which don’t raise any risks to patients or the doctors and nurses who treat them.

Limited space inside of devices

One of the biggest benefits to better technology is that advanced medical equipment can now be condensed into small, handheld or wearable devices. This means thermal management solutions must also be designed to fit into increasingly smaller spaces, which is easier with custom-designed heat exchangers than most other options.

Need for reliability

X-ray machines, MRIs, and other large medical devices must operate consistently to maintain a high level of care for patients. However, even more personal devices, such as implantable devices, rely on efficient thermal management. Every component of such devices must be able to operate with minimal or no maintenance, and heat exchangers are among the most reliable thermal management solutions.

Noren’s Custom Heat Exchangers for the Medical Industry

In the medical field, efficient and reliable thermal management takes on a much more significant importance than in most other 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.