If asked what the greatest benefit of heat exchangers was, a company’s answer would depend on what its specific thermal management requirements are. For instance, most companies benefit from being able to keep their electrical enclosures cool without needing air conditioners. That automatically comes with a variety of benefits, but other companies might also enjoy the advantages of cleaner, more efficient, and more precise thermal management in several other processes. Whatever the specific benefits, the greatest advantage of heat exchangers is that they can operate more efficiently and more reliably than other solutions, and in many cases, they can do so for much longer.
Immediate and long-term costs
Traditional thermal management solutions like air conditioners and air compressors come with inherent costs that are high out of necessity. One of the most consistent of those costs is maintenance. Before heat exchangers, thermal management required complex machinery to control the temperature inside of an electrical enclosure. That machinery required frequent maintenance due to the complicated system of moving parts – parts that heat exchangers don’t come equipped with, and therefore, don’t need to be frequently maintained.
Energy usage over time
The fact that heat exchangers can work for so long almost autonomously is even more beneficial when combined with the fact that they don’t require a lot of energy, either. As companies improve their long-term productivity, they also notice improvements in their energy usage and costs over time. For electrical cooling, that often means a much lower electrical bill. In cases such as wastewater treatment or food processing, that can often equate to reduced reliance on natural gas and other heat sources.
For more information about the long-term impacts and benefits of modern heat exchangers, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.