Just decades ago, most companies considered electrical thermal management a heavy burden, but a necessary one. It was necessary to facilitate their growing dependence on technology – without a proper cooling solution, electrical enclosures and control panels would quickly overheat, malfunction, and break down. Heat exchangers changed the way companies viewed thermal management by making it a much simpler and less cumbersome. Today, heat exchangers have not only made electrical thermal management more efficient and cost-effective, but they’ve also made an avenue to boosting several of most companies’ green energy efforts.
The roles of modern thermal management
When electrical thermal management was mainly handled by large, high-maintenance air conditioners and other cooling solutions, it typically only referred to electrical cooling. Companies invested enough in ensuring their technologies stayed cool, and may not have had the resources to implement those solutions for other processes. Since heat exchangers have made it a more efficient and manageable process, companies have been able to implement the streamlined cooling units to accomplish a wide range of tasks. In addition to cooling electrical equipment, those tasks also include thermal management processes that involve repurposing electrical waste heat for other necessary tasks.
The eco-friendly way heat exchangers approach it
One of the biggest reasons why thermal management has taken on so many different definitions in a variety of industries is because heat exchangers made it easy to do so. In many such instances, chilling and circulating air wouldn’t be an effective solution. Instead, heat exchangers operate by collecting electrical waste heat and transferring it where it can’t harm sensitive electrical components in an enclosure. A cooling fluid absorbs the heat and then flows to a cooler area of the heat exchanger. Then, it dissipates the heat so that it can continue circulating and transferring more of it.
How this benefits green energy efforts
There are many different ways in which heat exchangers help promote greener and more eco-friendly operations. For example, the process of transferring heat is a much less energy intensive process. It doesn’t require the complicated mechanical parts that air conditioners and other traditional solutions require, so it doesn’t require as much energy to make it happen. Heat exchangers also don’t utilize harmful chemicals, like Freon, making them naturally safer for the environment. For innovators working on other green energy solutions, such as wind and solar energy, heat exchangers have also helped provide a successful way of carrying and delivering energy.
For more information about the connection between green energy and thermal management, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.