A Brief Look at Modern Heat Transfer Concepts

For companies that utilize heat exchangers for their electrical thermal management needs, the benefits of having a more conservative and cost-effective option than air conditioners and air compressors has been of significant value. Compared to these traditional solutions, heat exchangers provide constant electrical cooling at much lower costs, with much more consistent results, and at rates that often exceed more traditional solutions. That’s largey due to their innovative heat transfer concepts that make managing waste heat much simpler and more efficient. 

Phase-change cooling

Phase-change cooling is one of the more common methods used by modern heat exchangers and involves utilizing a cooling fluid’s latent heat of vaporization to transfer heat. The cooling fluid absorbs the heat until it evaporates into a gas, at which point it travels to a cooler area of the heat exchanger to dissipate the heat.  Phase-change cooling allows heat exchangers to provide consistent heat transfer capabilities with minimal effort.

Natural/forced convection

In addition to phase-change cooling, heat exchangers also often employ natural or forced convection to facilitate faster heat movement. This may be accomplished with the help of small fans, though in some heat exchangers, the external equipment is not necessary. Convection can boost the heat transfer capabilities of heat exchangers without the need for more energy or for a more complicated setup. This helps companies save on energy as much as on overall maintenance.

Concepts for advanced thermal management

Phase-change cooling and natural/forced convection are just two common methods employed by heat exchangers to safely, naturally, and effectively transfer electrical waste heat. Together, they give heat exchangers a significant advantage over traditional systems that utilize more complicated machinery and high amounts of energy. Because facilitating these processes also requires minimal equipment, heat exchangers can fit into most modern applications comfortably and easily.

For more information about heat transfer concepts that modern heat exchangers use, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.