Saving costs has always been a principle of good business, but there are some costs that have historically been a necessary burden. For example, electrical thermal management used to require large air conditioning apparatus that was costly to operate and cumbersome to maintain. However, the need to prevent machinery and equipment from overheating is so great that those costs and frequent maintenance were simply par for the course. For many applications, that all changed with the advent of heat exchangers, which offered even more consistent electrical cooling without the additional costs that come with more conventional methods.
The amount of energy that heat exchangers use compared to how much air conditioners require is one of the most notable differences. Air conditioning units need excessive energy to consistently chill air and circulate it through appropriate electrical enclosures. By contrast, heat exchangers don’t chill air; they simply collect and transfer heat away from electrical components as quickly as they produce it. This effectively prevents overheating while using only a fraction of the energy that companies used to use.
Maintenance and Downtime
To constantly circulate chilled air in a sealed-off environment, air conditioners require complicated mechanical equipment. Because this equipment has to operate constantly, multiple components can quickly wear down and need maintenance or repairs. Given the importance of electrical cooling, this maintenance often leads to downtime, which costs companies in production and revenue. Heat exchangers eliminate that concern by utilizing simplified heat transfer concepts and equipment, which ensures prolonged operations with minimal maintenance and little or no downtime.
The combined benefits of reduced energy and maintenance costs is equaled by the eco-friendly benefits that have made heat exchangers increasingly more popular. Heat exchangers don’t require much energy and they don’t produce pollution – the cooling fluid in most units is water. This means companies can more affordably adhere to environmental safety standards while still maintaining optimal productivity.
For more information on all the ways companies save with the help of heat exchangers, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.