As modern thermal management solutions have advanced, technology designers have enjoyed a greater level of freedom in how they design new applications and products. For example, the introduction of heat exchangers gave them an option to include consistently reliable electrical cooling without the need for solutions such as air conditioning or air compressors. This opened up the possibility of creating smaller yet more powerful designs that didn’t require as much energy or maintenance. Today, heat exchangers and other custom thermal solutions have allowed for even greater versatility, providing significant benefits for technology designers and the companies that rely on their applications.
Thermal concerns for high-performance electronics
Electronic and computer technologies have become increasingly dominant in everything from manufacturing operations to consumer products, and more. In every application, efficiency and productivity are largely impacted by the performance of its thermal management solution. In addition to performance, new technologies are often developed to be smaller and more powerful, meaning their thermal solutions must be able to meet higher demands in smaller spaces and without needing larger energy sources. Traditional and custom-designed heat exchangers have met that need and continue to provide optimal solutions for the unique thermal concerns of advancing technologies.
Thermal management solutions that fit
Before heat exchangers became a popular thermal management solution, companies more often relied on air conditioners and/or air compressor units to cool electrical enclosures, control panels, and more. Several aspects of such solutions made innovation more challenging, such as the size of the equipment needed to facilitate them, the amounts of energy they need to operate, and the frequency of necessary maintenance and repairs. The goal of advancing technology is typically to reduce such needs and make operations more efficient. With the ability to streamline thermal management and minimize the need for space, energy, and maintenance, heat exchangers have provided a much better fit for more advanced technology designs.
Customizing solutions for greater innovation
While technology in general has benefited greatly from streamlined thermal management, heat exchangers and the innovative heat transfer methods they incorporate have also allowed for a greater level of innovation in custom applications. For example, processes such as phase-change cooling and natural/forced convection can be contained in a variety of heat exchanger designs, including heat pipes and custom-designed cold plates. Such solutions can be designed according to any given application’s specific parameters, ensuring optimal efficiency and productivity for each new design.
For more information about designing electronics with custom thermal solutions, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.