3 Important Green Energy Aspects of Heat Exchangers

In many applications, greener energy means lowering a company’s reliance on energy, or finding alternatives to non-renewable energy sources to lower their environmental impacts. Together, the various initiatives that company’s implement are designed to reduce those impacts without negatively affecting its productivity and efficiency. While these initiatives can span a company’s entire range of operations, thermal management is often one of the more impactful areas. With the advancement of heat exchangers and other custom solutions, virtually all industries have made significant advancements in making their thermal management processes greener and more eco-friendly.

1. The reduced need for energy

Reducing overall energy needs is one of the most important aspects of companies’ green energy initiatives for many different reasons. Not only does reducing energy consumption lower a company’s footprint, it can also help save significant amounts of capital. Reducing energy typically means investing in advanced technologies that are more productive and efficient, and that can make the most use out of every bit of energy. In thermal management, that often means utilizing heat exchangers that, compared to more traditional cooling solutions, can operate continuously with a substantially reduced amount of energy overall.

2. The ability to supplement energy

The foundation of how heat exchangers save energy is the innovative process by which they transfer electrical waste heat. Using a cooling fluid that absorbs and carries waste heat away in a cycle, heat exchangers keep heat from accumulating within an electrical enclosure to prevent overheating. In advanced applications, this same process gives heat exchangers the ability to collect and utilize heat to be used in other processes, such as wastewater treatment and more. By repurposing electrical waste heat, heat exchangers give companies the advantage of supplementing their energy needs at no additional cost.

3. The enhancement of other green energy initiatives

Along with wastewater treatment, companies have also invested in many other green energy initiatives that have been enhanced by the addition of heat exchangers. For instance, processes such as solar and wind energy production may use heat exchangers to efficiently and continuously store and transfer heat. By using eco-friendly cooling fluids, minimal equipment, and natural heat transfer processes (such as phase-change cooling), heat exchangers have been a pinnacle of many of today’s most impactful green energy efforts.

For more information about the many different, highly important green energy aspects of modern heat exchangers, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, today at 866-936-6736.