Correcting Myths About Thermal Management

Despite the fact that thermal management is a vital component in any technology, it’s importance is often misunderstood or completely ignored by engineers who don’t specialize in it. Because of the gap between electronic engineering and thermal management expertise, many myths abound about the role thermal management should play in the design of advanced technology. Today, we take a look at how modern heat exchangers have helped dispel many of those myths, and what that means for today’s advanced thermal management systems.

Electrical circuits need to be cooled.

The goal of thermal management is to stop sensitive electronic components from overheating, which used to mean cooling electrical enclosures with air conditioning or air compressing equipment. However, the truth is that circuits don’t need to be cooled; they just need to be protected from the waste heat that they give off.

Thermal management isn’t important to initial designs.

When designing products powered by technology, the main goals are usually power, performance, and reliability. Thermal management, however, is often left as an afterthought rather than an important detail in the initial design process. While heat exchangers can often be fitted to match any design, the specific thermal management needs of the system should be accounted for as early as possible to ensure optimal results.

Prototypes are no longer necessary.

With advanced simulations provided by today’s powerful computer technology, the performance of a thermal management solution can be analyzed down to the last detail before it is manufactured. This can make prototyping seem unnecessary, but in most cases, even the most advanced simulations cannot always account for the unforeseeable. Rapid 3D prototyping of thermal management units and components helps Noren ensure that every product performs optimally the first time, reducing the time and costs associated with having to correct mistakes after production.

Find Out More About Advanced Thermal Management

With the advent of modern heat exchangers, many of the most prevalent myths about thermal management have been proven wrong. 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.