As electronic devices and machines grow increasingly more powerful, it may seem like the only way to keep them effectively cooled is to come up with ways to chill their components. However, rather than invent miniature air conditioners, innovators of advanced technology often rely on heat exchanger technology that doesn’t chill enclosures at all. On the contrary, ambient heat exchangers cool the air within electrical enclosures to a temperature that’s just above the ambient temperature outside of them. This gives them the ability to stop technology from overheating no matter how powerful it is, all without having to work around cumbersome air conditioners.
No Need for Chilling Apparatus
The point of air conditioning for electrical thermal management is to chill the air inside of electrical enclosure to stop it from overheating. The components within the enclosure give off large amounts of waste heat as they operate, and if this heat collects into pockets, it can damage the sensitive components. By contrast, heat exchangers collect that heat as it’s given off, then transfers it to another area of the cooling unit where it can be dissipated safely. Rather than needing large, complicated chilling equipment and chemicals like Freon, heat exchangers accomplish high levels of heat transfer using little more than cooling fluid and, in some cases, one or more small fans.
More Reliable Heat Transfer
One of the main benefits of doing away with complicated air conditioning equipment is the fact that heat exchangers don’t require as much energy to operate. They can run continuously and still use a fraction of the energy that air-conditioning equipment uses. This also means that heat exchangers don’t need to be maintained as often. Fewer complex, moving parts lowers the risk of wear and tear on the cooling unit, which equates to more reliable operations with minimal need for upkeep.
To learn more about what makes heat exchangers work for computer technology, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.