Effective thermal management is important to companies for many reasons. Most commonly, it’s the means by which they keep their technology and electrical enclosures properly cooled. In some industries, thermal management is also an important aspect of the production process, such as in food and beverage processing or injection/extrusion molding. No matter their needs, increasingly more companies are turning to advanced heat exchangers to meet thermal management challenges in a more efficient and streamlined way. This has led to several important benefits for those companies, all of which stem from the improved methods of handling electrical waste heat.
Making thermal management easy
Heat exchangers take the main goals of electrical thermal management and simplify them to a notable degree. For example, traditionally, electrical waste heat was handled by forcibly lowering the temperatures inside of electrical enclosures with the help of chilled air. Solutions like air conditioners and air compressors generate the chilled air and then circulate it throughout the appropriate enclosures. By contrast, heat exchangers prevent waste heat from having the chance to accumulate by keeping it flowing away from sensitive electrical equipment. It does this with the help of an eco-friendly cooling fluid, rather than complex HVAC or air compressing equipment.
Lowering the need for energy
Transferring waste heat is a much simpler process than generating chilled air to fight it. However, besides making it easier, heat exchangers also make thermal management a much more cost and energy-efficient solution. Chilling air takes energy, as does mechanically circulating it through numerous electrical enclosures. Traditionally, this made thermal management a relatively costly and energy intensive process. Yet, because heat exchangers don’t rely on chilled air or the equipment needed to create it, they don’t require as much energy to prevent electrical overheating. Companies can keep their thermal management systems in play continuously without having to invest a fortune in energy for it.
Giving employees time to be productive
The more complex a thermal management solution is, the more time and energy it takes to keep it running. It also means a more frequent need for routine maintenance to ensure that all of the small, moving mechanical parts continue to operate optimally. While maintenance can often be scheduled during regular downtime, there are often times when parts break down in the middle of the day, halting operations while the issue is repaired or the part is replaced. In addition to simplifying thermal management, heat exchangers also help optimize productivity by utilizing designs with few or no external parts that can break down.
For more information about other important benefits of modern heat exchangers, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.