Most industries these days have largely benefited from advanced heat exchanger technology for their electrical thermal management needs. Among those benefits, the reduced need for energy and improved overall safety are two of the most important. Therefore, it’s no surprise that the field of power production is no exception. Plants across the world are increasingly utilizing efficient and eco-friendly heat exchanger technologies to power a variety of thermal management applications. The difference is that the benefits to power plants extend to the households and companies that rely on the power they produce.
Improving Plant Productivity
Because providing power is their business, power plants rely more heavily on efficiency and productivity than facilities in other industries, especially in thermal management. The machinery and equipment that power plants use to harness and distribute energy must run continuously. There are no holidays, and any downtime can result in lost power (and lost revenue) for large sections of a community at a time. In other words, if a generator overheats or the fluid leaks from a cooling unit, the damaged or malfunctioning equipment affects much more than just the power plant itself.
Optimizing Plant Safety
In addition to productivity and continuity, thermal management within a power plant also plays a significant role in overall safety. The high levels of electricity and, in many cases, volatile substances such as generator fuel can create a volatile environment. For employees, having to venture in to maintain overheating or damaged equipment raises safety concerns. With heat exchangers, such maintenance is not needed nearly as often, and their efficiency in transferring heat helps ensure that no equipment overheats. Heat exchangers are also specifically designed to provide optimal safety by providing a high level of ingress protection.
To learn more about how power plants utilize advanced heat exchangers, call Noren Thermal, Inc. in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.