The fact that most industries have implemented heat exchanger-cooled technologies is a testament to the many ways in which the technology has streamlined thermal management. Yet, companies who haven’t may not always realize the ways in which heat exchangers simplify thermal management and overcome many of the most common challenges. The secret to their success lies in the simpler and more efficient ways in which they prevent electrical overheating. Instead of forcing the temperature down with chilled, air-conditioned air, heat exchangers simply transfer electrical waste heat before it can collect into harmful pockets. This involves processes such as natural/forced convection, conduction, and phase-change cooling, which provides a number of different essential advantages.
Reliably Consistent Cooling
As technology has advanced enough to allow manufacturing and other companies to operate continuously, the need for consistently reliable electrical cooling has become increasingly more important. It’s difficult for air conditioning solutions to provide this benefit without needing constant maintenance and repair. However, heat exchangers are minimalistic in their design, with minimal moving parts and no complicated machinery to maintain.
Minimizing Overhead Costs
Continuous operation without constant repair reduces overhead costs in the form of reduced maintenance. However, heat exchangers even more dramatically reduce overhead by minimizing the amount of energy needed for a company’s overall operations. Energy costs have one of the biggest impacts on any company’s overhead, and therefore, heat exchangers provide cost-saving benefits that can often be felt company-wide.
Even though they aren’t always effective as heat exchangers, air conditioners often require more space to accommodate their more complicated designs. By contrast, heat exchangers can handle vast amounts of waste heat while still remaining relatively small. Heat exchangers can also be custom-designed to fit into unique design specifications, which is even more important for companies that innovate unique solutions to their own technology challenges.
For more information about meeting complex cooling challenges with simple heat transfer methods, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.