Why Heat Exchangers Come in a Variety of Designs

Technology has become more than just an advantage to the biggest and wealthiest companies. Now, businesses of all sizes rely on advanced technology of all forms for everything from administrative work to large-scale manufacturing operations and everything between. Because all technologies rely on appropriate thermal management to prevent overheating, heat exchangers have been created in an increasingly wider variety of designs to meet those needs efficiently. This helps ensure that increasingly more types of advanced technology can function properly and provide the results they were designed for.

Ambient Heat Exchangers for Common Applications

Some of the most common types of heat exchangers are designed as ambient cooling solutions that keep the temperature inside of an electrical enclosure at just above the ambient temperature outside of it. Despite the massive amounts of waste heat that some systems can produce over time, their maximum operating temperatures are often lower than this ambient temperature. By simply transferring electrical waste heat in a continuous cycle to prevent it from collecting into heat pockets, ambient heat exchangers prevent overheating as effectively as more conventional air conditioners, though with significantly less energy and effort than air conditioning technology requires.

Below-Ambient Cooling for Higher Performance

For some applications, variety isn’t the only issue. While some instances require smaller units or those that can handle particularly high amounts of waste heat, others require solutions that cool electrical enclosures below ambient temperatures. Fortunately, below-ambient heat exchangers offer higher-performance solutions that are just as efficient and effective as ambient heat exchangers. Using equally efficient heat transfer methods and fluid that is cooled to the appropriate temperature, they can help companies eliminate their dependence on more costly air conditioning solutions even when ambient cooling isn’t sufficient to meet their applications’ needs.

For more information about the benefits of different heat exchanger designs, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.