Cooling Down Control Panels with Air-to-Air Heat Exchangers

Without the need to chill electrical enclosures using air conditioning equipment, companies can save a significant amount of money on energy and maintenance costs. Yet, those benefits only matter if the replacement solution provides more efficient and reliable thermal management. Air-to-air heat exchangers, for instance, have helped Noren’s clients enjoy substantial savings in both energy and maintenance costs as well as improved productivity thanks to more reliable electrical cooling. The secret to why they’re so effective lies in how air-to-air heat exchangers work—namely, their ability to transfer heat to cool down electrical enclosures without having to chill the air inside of them.

When Cooling Down Is Better than Chilling Out

Electrical control panels and other enclosures are designed to keep sensitive technology safe, but it also traps the excessive waste heat that electrical circuits give off. Historically, this meant air conditioning was necessary to stop the enclosure and the electrical equipment inside from overheating. Now, however, we know that electrical equipment operates efficiently with some levels of heat, and simply transferring the excess offers substantially more efficient thermal management.

Air-to-air heat exchangers are designed to do this without the need for extensive equipment, and while still maintaining the equipment’s integrity by keeping enclosures tightly sealed. Instead of air conditioning equipment, heat exchangers utilize more efficient techniques, like natural and forced convection, and most operate within a closed loop. The fluid absorbs the waste heat before it accumulates, then releases it in another area of the heat exchanger without any notable rises in temperature. The simple design of the heat exchanger also means that it requires less maintenance and is able to operate for much longer before needing repairs or replacement.

More Efficient Cooling with Air-to-Air Heat Exchangers

In a wide variety of applications, air-to-air heat exchangers work to provide significantly more efficient and less costly thermal management solutions. 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.