When Ambient Heat Exchangers Work Best

Technology these days is a lot more resilient than it used to be. For instance, high-performance computers and manufacturing equipment often don’t need to be chilled in order to continue working properly. While overheating is still a serious concern, most modern electrical equipment can operate optimally in ambient temperatures. As long as they are safe from environmental contamination, electrical enclosures only need to be cooled enough to prevent heat pockets from forming near sensitive electrical equipment. Therefore, ambient heat exchangers work best for a wide variety of applications in an equally wide variety of industries.

Not All Applications Require Chilling

No matter how advanced technology becomes, it is nearly impossible to reach 100% efficiency, where electrical circuits can operate continuously without producing any waste heat.  Nevertheless, companies increasingly require ways to reduce overhead costs, particularly the energy and maintenance costs associated with their equipment. Because modern equipment rarely needs to be chilled, expensive air conditioning units are not required as often, or at all. Therefore, organizations can enjoy effective, reliable thermal management at significantly reduced costs.

In applications and locations where the ambient temperature is too high (meaning it is hotter than a system’s maximum operating temperature), Noren can also supply below-ambient cooling units that offer similar energy and cost saving benefits. Below-ambient coolers rely on a cooling fluid, usually water, which circulates through the heat exchanger, transferring heat away from electrical components. The temperature is determined by the temperature of the water, rather than air conditioning equipment that draws on large amounts of power.

Learn More About Ambient Heat Exchangers

In most applications, an ambient, air-to-air heat exchanger is the most efficient and beneficial thermal management solution. 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.