A Look at Heat Exchangers’ Contribution to Automation

The ability to make thermal management less of a burden and more of an advantage has made heat exchangers a truly disruptive force in virtually all industries. From manufacturing to agriculture and much more, more efficient electrical thermal management has also paved the way for increasingly more innovation in the form of advanced technologies. For example, thanks to being able to keep technology properly cooled with minimal interaction, minimal energy usage, and maximum reliability, heat exchangers have been an essential advantage in creating and implementing automated technology and machinery.

Electrical cooling instead of chilling

The main challenge to making technology automated is creating solutions that require minimal interaction from humans to operate continuously. In thermal management, traditional solutions made that impossible. Air conditioners not only need to be refilled with Freon, but they also constantly experience mechanical issues that require repeated repairs, or worse, complete replacement. Heat exchangers solved this challenge by eliminating the need for air conditioners through ambient and below-ambient cooling. Instead of using chilled air, heat exchangers circulate cooling fluid through a loop to keep electrical waste heat in a constant flow away from sensitive equipment.

Thermal management with minimal interaction

On one hand, this means heat exchangers don’t need to be refilled on a routine basis. It also means that they don’t require frequent repairs – cooling enclosures doesn’t require complicated machinery, and heat exchangers are typically designed to operate without needing constant monitoring or maintenance. Like other forms of technology, automated solutions can only operate if they are safe from electrical overheating, and heat exchangers are often the most viable solutions for preventing this on a consistent basis with near autonomy. Thanks to their implementation, companies can enjoy the benefits of automated technology as well as more efficient and cost-effective operations overall.

For more information about how heat exchangers have contributed to automation, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.