There are many different ways in which companies benefit from utilizing heat exchangers for their thermal management needs. For example, by not having to rely on more traditional solutions, like air conditioners, companies are able to implement more advanced technologies with more efficient cooling systems that don’t significantly burden overhead costs. Heat exchangers are innovative thermal solutions that rely on methods of transferring electrical waste heat to prevent overheating. Unlike other solutions, which consist of air conditioning or air compressing equipment, heat exchangers offer optimal thermal management with minimal equipment and a fraction of the energy that older solutions require.
The cost of a company’s energy consumption
Energy costs are one of the biggest factors in many companies’ overhead, and that was especially true when they relied on continuously running complex thermal management solutions. Chilling or compressing air and then constantly circulating it through electrical enclosures takes vast amounts of energy, though it was a necessary burden until heat exchangers provided a more efficient alternative. Instead of chilled or compressed air, heat exchangers utilize heat transfer methods such as natural/forced convection and phase-change cooling to remove waste heat before it can accumulate and damage sensitive electrical components.
The costs associated with frequent maintenance needs
In addition to requiring large amounts of energy, older, conventional thermal management solutions also relied on complicated HVAC and other types of equipment. These include hundreds of small, complicated moving parts that can often wear down or break, leading to extensive downtime and halted operations as technicians conduct repairs, or have to replace entire pieces of equipment. When transferring electrical waste heat, heat exchangers don’t require such complicated machinery. The process of collecting, transferring, and dissipating waste heat is much more efficient, and equipment such as heat pipes and cold plates don’t require constant maintenance or pose the threat of constant shutdowns.
The costs of implementing greener practices
As more industries focus on implementing green energy processes and practices, the value of more eco-friendly heat exchangers has become even more prominent. Electrical thermal management was once a necessarily energy intensive burden, and the costs associated with it were necessary for companies to shoulder. Now, however, companies can reduce their energy consumption and promote more environmentally friendly operations without sacrificing productivity or investing heavily in completely replacing all of their technology.
For more information about the different kinds of costs heat exchangers can help companies save, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.