For companies that are looking to boost their efficiency and productivity, there are many different areas of operations for them to concentrate on. For example, certain production processes may be redundant and can be streamlined to reduce time and resources. Some systems may not operate at optimal efficiency and can stand to be upgraded. For many companies, the solutions they use for their electrical thermal management is another important area that can stand a boost in productivity. With heat exchangers, they can implement more reliable and effective ways to keep their electrical enclosures and equipment properly cooled.
Electrical cooling with minimal maintenance
The productivity of a thermal management system can affect a company’s operations in several different ways. One of the most impactful is the time and effort that’s needed to maintain the equipment. For older solutions, such as air conditioners and air compressors, routine maintenance was a constant need. On top of that, older solutions can commonly wear down or break, needing unexpected repairs that lead to costly downtime and halted operations. With heat exchangers, however, companies can consistently cool their electrical enclosures with fewer maintenance needs and with few or no unscheduled repairs.
Repurposing heat to lower overall costs
The purpose of heat exchangers is to transfer electrical waste heat in a loop to stop it from causing sensitive electrical equipment from overheating. Older solutions accomplished this by using chilled air to combat the rise in temperature within electrical enclosures. By contrast, absorbing and transferring waste heat is much more sustainable, and in addition, heat exchangers can often be designed to make the waste heat useful for other purposes. For example, in many instances, electrical waste heat can be utilized for purposes such as wastewater treatment, allowing companies to improve their green energy efforts while also lowering overall costs.
Saving on green energy efforts
Streamlining wastewater treatment is just one way in which heat exchangers boost a company’s efficiency and success in several green energy efforts. Another is the simple fact that they use significantly less energy to operate than traditional systems use. Transferring waste heat can be accomplished with mostly natural methods, such as phase-change cooling and natural/forced convection. They don’t need additional power to chill air or circulate it through electrical enclosures, which means they can help companies significantly reduce their environmental footprints.
For more information about how thermal management affects a company’s overall productivity, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.