The science of transferring and dissipating electrical waste heat has advanced significantly over the last several decades. With a wide variety of heat exchangers and spreaders taking the place of more expensive (and less reliable) solutions like air conditioning, companies can significantly improve productivity and streamline their operations. Among this variety, cold plates are often the preferred solution for systems that require consistent cooling across an area that is too large for more compact heat exchangers to effectively handle.
Uniform Thermal Management across Larger Surfaces
Early heat exchanger technology became popular because it offered a simpler and more affordable way to keep electrical equipment cool than traditional air conditioning. Since then, heat exchangers have evolved to continue providing these benefits for systems and applications that come with unique demands and specifications. For instance, heat pipes can be custom-designed for systems that are hard to access for routine maintenance; other heat exchangers can cool systems to well below the ambient temperature.
In applications where thermal management must be employed across large surface areas, such as the food and beverage industry, cold plates can provide a uniformly high heat transfer coefficient while still minimizing space. Metal cold plates are crafted with paths machined into them for fluid to flow through. Through conduction, the solid plates absorb waste heat and transfer it to the fluid, which flows through the machined pathways to an area where the heat can be dissipated.
Benefit from Advanced Cold Plate Technology from Noren
For applications that require high-performance thermal management across large surface areas, Noren’s custom cold plate technology may be more beneficial than heat pipes or other heat exchangers. 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.