No matter how advanced technology becomes, it always has to account for the waste heat that its electrical components generate. Innovative setups can help reduce the amount of heat they produce, but nevertheless, applications still require effective solutions for dealing with the heat that is emitted. Finding the right solutions can sometimes be challenging, especially when application designers or end users rely on traditionally cumbersome thermal management solutions. With modern, custom thermal solutions, such as heat exchangers, many of the challenges of efficient thermal management are much less challenging, and therefore, much easier to overcome.
Providing enough energy for thermal management
Electrical thermal management is vital to technology’s operation, so things like energy and maintenance costs associated with it are also necessary burdens. When technology relied mostly on solutions like air conditioners to cool it, those burdens were particularly heavy, and grew more so as companies began relying more on such technologies. As energy concerns continue to grow more urgent around the world, the ability to provide optimal thermal management with minimal energy investments has made heat exchangers especially beneficial. Instead of having to accommodate higher energy needs, companies have more leniency due to the fact that heat exchangers don’t need much of it to operate continuously.
Ensuring optimal ingress protection for applications
Even when technology is deployed in tightly controlled spaces, such as warehouses or enclosed manufacturing floors, its control panels and other electrical enclosures still require an adequate level of ingress protection. Dust, dirt, debris, moisture, and more could otherwise compromise the sensitive electrical components housed within the enclosures. Heat exchangers not only minimize energy consumption, but also help ensure a consistently high level of ingress protection for themselves and the enclosures they’re attached to. Closed-loop systems, high-performance gaskets, and neoprene seals help ensure the enclosures remain free of debris and moisture throughout the course of their operations.
Managing heat for other thermal processes
Electrical cooling has always been one of the biggest thermal management challenges for companies, but it isn’t the only one. For example, in the molding industry, thermal management also includes the ability to rapidly cool molds, and the rate at which a cooling solution removes it plays a significant role in a molding company’s overall productivity. In food and beverage production, it can also mean carefully controlling temperatures during pasteurization, packaging, and shipping. In most industries, thermal management has several different implications, and today, modern heat exchangers make most of them a lot less challenging.
For more information about the challenges that heat exchangers have made a non-issue, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.