The good thing about technology is that companies don’t always have to completely understand how it works to benefit from implementing it. If it was worth the investment, then the results will speak for themselves. The same is true with the electrical thermal management solutions that many of today’s technological applications utilize. For example, when heat exchangers first became popular, companies that began implementing them almost immediately began benefiting from lower energy costs, more reliable electrical cooling, and a higher level of efficiency overall. Even if they didn’t understand the specifics of the technology’s innovative heat transfer concepts, it quickly became obvious that heat exchangers made electrical thermal management much less challenging.
Maximum cooling with minimal effort
There were several different challenges that came with traditional electrical cooling solutions, like air conditioners, and later, air compressors. Their goal was to prevent electrical systems from overheating, and they did so by circulating chilled air through electrical enclosures. While this can effectively prevent waste heat from damaging sensitive components, it also requires high levels of energy, complicated and hard-to-maintain equipment, and more. After implementing heat exchangers, companies were able to enjoy maximum cooling benefits without having to invest so heavily in energy and maintenance.
Higher efficiency in smaller packages
The higher a company’s electrical cooling needs are (i.e., the more technology it relies on), the more cumbersome traditional solutions became. For example, air conditioners take up considerable amounts of space, and the more a company needs to meet their technology’s cooling needs, the more space it needs to dedicate for an appropriate number of cooling units. By contrast, heat exchangers are typically much smaller due to their simplified methods of transferring heat. Instead of complex machinery for chilling air, heat exchangers utilize eco-friendly cooling fluid to absorb and transfer heat away from electrical components. Doing so requires much less space, allowing companies to save room without sacrificing efficiency.
Customizability for greater innovation
Besides fitting into much smaller packages, heat exchanger technology is also much more highly adaptable than traditional electrical cooling solutions. For instance, heat exchangers can be designed as cold plate units, or as heat pipes, depending on an application’s specific needs and operating parameters. Heat exchangers can also be custom-designed, especially for innovative applications that involve unique, custom thermal solutions to operate at maximum capacity.
For more information about how heat exchangers make thermal management less challenging, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.