It’s a fact of life that electrical components generate heat as they operate. It’s also a fact that, if not managed properly, that waste heat can quickly accumulate within an electrical enclosure and lead to extensive, devastating damage. The point of electrical thermal management is to prevent this from happening, and there are several ways to accomplish this. For example, the point of modern heat exchangers is to make the cooling process much more efficient than traditional solutions, often by providing air-to-air thermal management that offers substantial benefits over conventional HVAC or air compression units.
A glimpse at cooling electrical enclosures
Electrical enclosures come in all shapes and sizes, and all require specific cooling parameters. However, in all electrical enclosures, it’s important to implement a way to keep the generated waste heat from lingering and forming heat pockets within them. Because of the importance of cooling these enclosures, companies have historically accepted the need for costly, often cumbersome cooling solutions, such as air conditioners. High energy costs and frequent system maintenance may be burdens, but they’re better than not being able to operate at all.
How air-to-air heat exchangers work
Fortunately, heat exchangers provided a much-needed alternative to keeping electrical enclosures properly cooled. The difference is that they don’t utilize air-chilling techniques, but rather air-to-air heat transfer concepts that create a much more efficient way to manage electrical waste heat. Air-to-air thermal management utilizes a cooling fluid and a closed-loop cooling setup (such as heat pipes) to absorb waste heat and transfer it continuously. The process stops any waste heat from lingering around and keeps the temperature inside of an enclosure at just above the ambient temperature outside of it.
The natural green energy benefits
The process of air-to-air thermal management is more beneficial to electrical cooling for several different reasons. On one hand, the reduced need for energy means that companies don’t have to invest as much in their overall energy usage. It also means that they can lower their general environmental footprint, both by using less energy and by eliminating any pollution that could be released by more conventional cooling solutions. With air-to-air thermal solutions, companies can significantly streamline their efficiency while also saving costs and improving their environmental responsibilities.
To learn more about how efficiently air-to-air thermal solutions can cool electrical enclosures, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.