Prioritizing Thermal Management in an Application’s Design

One of the biggest advantages to modern heat exchangers and other custom thermal solutions is that they can often be customized or retrofitted to fit most existing applications. For companies that only need to revamp their electrical thermal management systems, this allows them to do so without having to invest in completely new technologies and equipment. As new technologies emerge, many fail to take optimal thermal management into consideration, which makes customizable heat exchangers even more advantageous. However, many new technologies are created with advanced, high-performance electrical cooling as part of their central designs. To accomplish this, designers often rely on advanced heat exchanger technology, working closely with thermal management experts to ensure optimal cooling from the start.

Choosing a custom thermal solution

The customizability that makes heat exchangers ideal for older forms of technology also makes them ideal when designing new systems and applications. Custom heat exchangers come in a variety of designs and utilize several efficient, eco-friendly methods to provide the highest levels of heat transfer for most types of applications. Industries including manufacturing, pharmaceutical production, food and beverage production, aerospace, military applications, and more have benefited from the implementation of custom thermal solutions. For designers who are constantly creating or improving vital technologies in each field, choosing to implement custom thermal solutions in their initial designs is becoming common practice.

Collaborative analysis and design

Including thermal management in an application’s initial design requires a highly collaborative analysis and design process between engineers, technicians, and experts in several areas. Working closely with thermal management specialists gives technology designers and engineers insight into the role that efficient heat transfer can play in their overall designs. In some instances, that insight leads to even more efficient, powerful, and productive designs that wouldn’t have been possible without the help of a custom thermal solution.

Defining the best heat transfer method

Some thermal management needs are common throughout most industries, like the need to properly cool electrical enclosures and control panels. Others are unique, such as the need for high-performance machine tool cooling or passive/active cooling for advanced electronics. In each application, choosing the right custom thermal solution means defining the best heat transfer method for the application’s given parameters. That may involve phase-change cooling, natural/forced convection, and/or conduction, facilitated through custom-designed cold plates, heat pipes, thermal pins, or more. For more information about prioritizing thermal management in an application’s design, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.