As technology continues to grow more powerful and advanced, and companies continue taking advantage of that innovation, the costs associated with implementing new tech has become a significant factor in most companies’ overhead. Sometimes, dedicating a large amount of capital to newer and more efficient solutions is worth the investment. However, if it’s too costly to operate on a continuous basis, then the investment can become more of a burden. In many cases, those costs are directly related to a technology’s thermal management system. Because of this, the many cost-saving benefits of heat exchangers and other custom thermal solutions have become increasingly more impactful.
Lower, more affordable energy consumption
The most notable savings associated with custom thermal solutions is the reduced amount of energy they need to operate at optimal efficiency. That’s due to the innovative way that the solutions approach thermal management. Compared to traditional thermal management systems, such as air conditioners or air compressing equipment, solutions like heat exchangers are much more energy efficient because they rely on more natural heat transfer processes. For example, instead of chilling the air inside of electrical enclosures, heat exchangers utilize natural heat transfer processes such as phase-change cooling and natural/forced convection. This means they don’t need energy to cool or circulate air continuously; they only need enough to facilitate the rapid transfer of waste heat.
Less time and manpower on maintenance
Utilizing simpler heat transfer methods not only reduces reliance on energy, but also minimizes the amount of equipment needed for efficient thermal management. For instance, two-phase heat transfer methods require little more than an eco-friendly cooling fluid, such as water, and an apparatus that allows the fluid to transfer and dissipate waste heat (such as heat pipes or custom-designed cold plates). Without complicated machinery and multiple external parts that can routinely wear down, more eco-friendly custom thermal solutions don’t require maintenance as frequently and are less likely to break down. This also means they can provide optimal thermal management longer, with fewer risks of lost revenue due to downtime.
Longer-lasting technology and equipment
The point of implementing more advanced technology is to give companies a more competitive edge by reducing costs, boosting productivity, and streamlining overall operations. To that end, the advancement of eco-friendly heat transfer solutions such as heat exchangers has proven essential. In addition to the costs they help save, such solutions also help lower a company’s environmental footprint and allow for more consistent, longer-lasting electrical thermal management. For more information about the cost-saving benefits of eco-friendly heat transfer methods, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.