Some of the most well-known benefits of modern heat exchangers are the cost and energy savings they bring to manufacturing operations. They’ve also become increasingly more recognized for bringing those same benefits to smaller, highly precise applications, like cooling high-performance electronics and computer processors. For some industries, though, the most impactful benefit of heat exchangers is their ability to operate continuously and reliably in hazardous conditions. They can ensure optimal thermal management while maintaining the integrity of the equipment that the heat exchangers are affixed to.
Thermal Management Under Hazardous Conditions
Heat exchanger technology is based on simple, eco-friendly methods of transferring waste heat, like conduction and natural/forced convection. This makes them more efficient at cooling control panels and preventing overheating, especially for applications that operate constantly. However, it can also make many heat exchanger units less able to maintain effective thermal management under more hazardous than usual conditions. For instance, in extremely hot temperatures, controlling waste heat requires a higher capacity than it would in a more temperature-regulated warehouse. In areas that contain high levels of harmful substances in the environment, heat exchangers require higher ingress protection to prevent outside air from interacting with the air inside of the enclosure.
Benefiting More Industries
To help industries benefit from better thermal management even when they operate outside of the confines of a warehouse, many types of heat exchangers are designed specifically to function in hazardous conditions. For example, Noren’s Hazloc heat exchangers are certified per UL/cUL as well as ATEX and IECEx standards, enabling them to provide safer and more efficient thermal management for a wider variety of applications in industries such as oil and gas manufacturing.
To learn more, call Noren Thermal, Inc. in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.