There are many different considerations that go into a company’s decision to choose heat exchangers over more traditional thermal management solutions. For some companies, the biggest consideration is often how much the switch can save them in time, money, energy, effort, and more. Since their introduction decades ago, heat exchangers have earned a name as one of the more efficient and cost-effective thermal management solutions. Today, we examine just a few of the reasons why, and how companies can typically save by implementing heat exchangers for most or all of their electrical cooling needs.
Slashing the costs of energy needed for thermal management
In the same decades since the popularity of heat exchangers began to rise, so to has the demand for companies to implement more eco-friendly and energy efficient methods of operation. The efforts taken in different industries to meet those demands vary, but in nearly all of them, electrical thermal management has been an important area to focus on. That’s largely because traditional electrical cooling equipment, such as air conditioners and air compressors, require high amounts of energy to keep running. With heat exchangers, which transfer electrical waste heat instead of generating chilled air to fight against it, energy usage is significantly cut down overall.
Minimizing the need to halt operations for repairs
The reason heat exchangers use less energy is because their designs and approach to electrical thermal management are far more efficient than traditional solutions. The concept of exchanging, or transferring, electrical waste heat is based on natural thermal management principles, such as convection (natural and forced), conduction, and/or phase-change cooling. Within the confines of a heat exchanger, a safe, eco-friendly cooling fluid can absorb heat as electrical components generate it, then transfer the heat somewhere away from the components and release it safely. Besides saving energy, this also reduces the complexity of the equipment required to keep electrical enclosures cool, making them less needy when it comes to maintenance and repairs.
Subsidizing energy for processes such as wastewater treatment
The initial savings that came with the earliest editions of heat exchangers are a large part of why they’re still among the most widely used electrical thermal management solutions. From reducing energy usage to boosting productivity and efficiency, heat exchangers have also evolved to help companies save even more in several other important ways. For example, the ability to efficiently collect and transfer waste heat allows modern heat exchangers to help subsidize energy usage in other applications, such as wastewater treatment. Using repurposed electrical waste heat, companies can more affordably provide the heat needed to facilitate safe and effective treatment for industrial wastewater.
For more information about the different ways companies save with heat exchangers, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.