Ever since companies began using them for their electrical thermal management needs, heat exchangers have been well-known for the many different benefits they provide. Those include the improved efficiency that comes with transferring electrical waste heat instead of trying to overcome it with chilled or compressed air. However, in addition to the boost in productivity, efficiency, and cost-savings associated with modern heat transfer techniques, heat exchangers and other custom thermal solutions also help companies improve the safety of many different processes. For companies that operate in particularly hazardous locations, this level of safety has been as important as the many other benefits that come with custom thermal management.
How streamlined cooling equals safer operations
The safety aspects of modern custom thermal solutions begin with the streamlined methods in which they transfer electrical waste heat. Traditionally, thermal management involved the use of HVAC machinery or air compressing units that chill air and circulate them through electrical enclosures. The complex nature of the equipment and machinery left many different potential vulnerabilities in terms of safety and efficiency – many of which are eliminated simply by eliminating the need for such equipment. For optimal results, custom thermal solutions often rely on more passive cooling methods, such as phase-change cooling and natural/forced convection. These processes can be utilized and implemented using much more streamlined equipment (such as heat pipes or cold plates).
Minimizing concerns with traditional solutions
Today’s many different forms of custom thermal management are often based on easily adaptable heat exchanger technologies, including heat pipes and custom cold plates. That’s because the more natural methods of transferring heat that they rely on can be adapted to fit the thermal management needs of most common applications, and many specifically high-performance ones. Unlike more conventional methods, transferring electrical waste heat can be accomplished efficiently with an eco-friendly fluid and appropriate apparatus, which means they can be designed to meet the needs of any application without having to sacrifice quality in areas such as safety.
Heat exchangers made safe even for extreme conditions
In addition to the simplified and easily controllable methods of heat transfer that custom thermal solutions often use, their safety also relies on the way in which such solutions are constructed and applied. In cases where applications are deployed in extreme conditions, such as oil and gas production, solutions can be even further customized to provide optimal safety where conventional solutions might not be able to. For more information about the safety aspects of modern, custom thermal solutions, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.