Not every energy saving initiative is a successful one. Some don’t actually save companies money, while others include significantly high costs in other areas. However, for companies that implement heat exchangers as their electrical thermal management system of choice, saving energy is not only effective but also beneficial for nearly every other related process. As heat exchangers have advanced and become more common in virtually all industries, their ability to save energy and more while streamlining the thermal management process has become increasingly more important.
Direct savings by using less energy
The most direct and obvious way in which heat exchangers help companies save energy is in their efficient heat transfer methods. Heat exchangers use only a fraction of the energy that traditional electrical cooling solutions use, such as air conditioners, because they utilize more natural and eco-friendly processes of transferring waste heat. For example, the fluid within a heat exchanger absorbs waste heat as soon as electrical components generate it, then transfer it before it has a chance to raise the temperature within the electrical enclosure. The fluid continues flowing through a loop, continuously absorbing and transferring heat with minimal effort.
Providing heat for certain applications
Typically, the cooling fluid in a heat exchanger dissipates the heat that it absorbs in a heat depository located safely away from sensitive electrical components. This allows the fluid to flow back to the heat source and continue absorbing and transferring heat. In some applications, however, heat exchangers can be designed to transfer the heat to areas where it can be useful, instead of just releasing it. One of the most common applications that benefit from this repurposed heat is wastewater treatment, which has become the norm for companies in many different industries. Treating wastewater requires the sustained application of heat, and with the help of repurposed electrical waste heat, companies can accomplish this process without having to invest significantly in more energy.
Streamlining overall efficiency and productivity
The overall energy saving capabilities that heat exchangers provide companies are significant, and in addition to lowering costs, they also help boost efficiency and productivity in several other ways. For instance, heat exchangers not only use less energy than more traditional alternatives, they also come with much fewer external moving parts that could become damaged or compromised. This means heat exchangers don’t need maintenance as often, nor are they prone to frequent wearing down and the need for repairs or replacements. For more information about how heat exchangers help companies save energy and more, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.