What to Know About Electrical Thermal Management

It wasn’t very long ago that companies only had one or two options for their electrical thermal management needs. They had to keep their electrical enclosures properly cooled to prevent overheating, which required either air conditioning or air compressing solutions to circulate chilled air through the enclosures. Because their options were so limited, companies didn’t have to think much about which solutions they chose. Today, however, companies in all industries know more than ever about the importance thermal management and the much broader variety of options available to them today, including advanced heat exchangers and other custom thermal solutions.

Chilling an enclosure isn’t always necessary

The biggest advantage to traditional electrical cooling solutions is that they could chill the inside of electrical enclosures to ensure that waste heat couldn’t accumulate within them. However, chilling the air isn’t necessary in most typical applications. Their maximum operating temperatures are usually higher than the ambient air outside of the enclosures, which means ambient cooling is usually more than sufficient for preventing electrical overheating. Heat exchangers accomplish this in much more efficient and less costly ways than traditional solutions, which means companies can maintain effective electrical thermal management while cutting their reliance on more cumbersome solutions.

When it is necessary, it doesn’t require HVAC

While ambient cooling is sufficient for most general applications, there are still many others that require below-ambient cooling to operate efficiently. This can still be achieved effectively and more cost efficiently than conventional air conditioners and air compressors, thanks largely to innovative below-ambient heat exchangers. Much like ambient heat exchangers, they rely on methods of transferring heat rather than overcoming it with chilled air. The difference is that below-ambient heat exchangers utilize a cooling fluid that is brought to the appropriate temperature, allowing the cooling unit to maintain the proper below-ambient cooling levels needed for any given application.

You can make thermal management eco-friendly

By implementing heat exchangers and other custom thermal solutions that rely on transferring heat, you can eliminate much of your recurring energy usage. This not only lowers overhead costs, but also contributes significantly to your efforts to lower your company’s environmental footprint. The use of eco-friendly fluid instead of chemicals, such as Freon, further increases your green energy and eco-friendly efforts at no additional cost. For more information that all companies should know about electrical thermal management call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.