Over the last century, technology of all types has advanced at a more rapid pace than ever before, and heat exchangers have played a vital role in many of those advancements. Simply allowing for more efficient and reliable ways to manage waste heat has provided innovators the freedom to create more powerful and compact designs than ever before. In more recent decades, most technological innovations have focused on allowing the humans that use them to be more productive with their time. This includes various forms of automated technology and equipment that are designed to operate with minimal or no human interaction. For such solutions to work, they require thermal management systems that are just as automated, which has made heat exchangers even more vital to such technology’s success.
Changing the Concept of Electrical Thermal Management
What made traditional electrical thermal management solutions like air conditioners and air compressors untenable for some technologies is the fact that they rely on cumbersome and sometimes problematic thermal management concepts. For example, air conditioners chill air using HVAC technology and Freon, but as some technologies grew more compact, they couldn’t efficiently accommodate such apparatus. To solve that problem, heat exchangers approach waste heat management in a completely different manner. Instead of creating chilled air and using it to eliminate heated air, the exchangers use cooling fluid, such as water, that absorbs the heat near electrical components. The fluid is circulated through the heat exchanger so that it can dissipate the heat safely away from these components, then cycle back to continue absorbing more waste heat.
Why Heat Exchangers Are Virtually Automated
The fact that they require much less equipment and far simpler heat transfer processes made heat exchangers a more cost-effective and overall efficient thermal management solution from the beginning. However, those benefits are made even more impactful by the fact that, because of their simpler thermal management processes, heat exchangers don’t require nearly as much maintenance and attention as traditional solutions do. This means technology and systems that are meant to be automated can perform at optimal levels for longer without overheating.
To learn more about the benefits heat exchangers can provide to automated and other technologies, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.