What Cold Plates Mean for Heat Exchangers

As heat exchangers and the technologies that they’ve been created to cool have evolved, the methods by which they achieve their goals have also grown more innovative. For example, modern heat exchangers come in several different forms and accomplish a wide variety of goals, such as cold plate heat exchangers that offer broad, high-performance thermal management for many different types of applications.

How do plate heat exchangers work?

Plate heat exchangers consist of metal plates with flow paths machined into them. The paths allow the heat exchanger’s fluid to flow freely, absorbing the heat that comes into contact with the metal plates. The fluid then transfers the heat to a heat sink or other safe area where it can be dissipated. The paths that are machined into each plate are designed to achieve optimal heat absorption and transfer capabilities, and plates can be stacked to multiply the heat exchanger’s capacity even further.

When are they the best cooling option?

The ability to combine natural, eco-friendly heat transfer processes into small, efficient, and highly reliable thermal management solutions make cold plates some of the most versatile types of heat exchangers. For example, because plates are thin and stackable, they can fit easily into small spaces and still easily manage large amounts of waste heat, especially across larger surfaces. This makes them the preferred choice for many different applications, such as food and beverage manufacturing and other industrial processes.

What kinds of benefits do companies experience?

Plate heat exchangers have allowed companies in most industries experience the significant benefits of heat exchanger-based thermal management in areas where they may not have thought possible. This has equated to significant savings in areas such as energy costs, floor space, employee productivity, maintenance downtime, and much more. For more information about the important roles of modern cold plate heat exchangers, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.