Technology designers and the companies that utilize their innovations have a number of different options when choosing the right electrical thermal management solution. In many cases, heat exchangers offer the most efficient and beneficial choice for a number of different reasons. Most of those reasons stem from the fact that, unlike traditional electrical cooling solutions, heat exchangers handle electrical waste heat by transferring it somewhere safely, rather than eliminating it with cold air. By letting heat exchangers handle the waste heat that their technological solutions produce, companies have been able to boost the efficiency of those solutions in several important ways.
How the heat transfer process works in a heat exchanger
Transferring heat is a simpler process than generating and circulating chilled air through an electrical enclosure. The traditional chilling technique requires large, complex machinery, such as HVAC equipment or air compressing units. This machinery consistently creates chilled air to keep the temperatures inside of an enclosure low. However, heat exchangers have no need for chilled air. The fluid inside of the heat exchanger unit can efficiently absorb the waste heat until it changes phase (from liquid to gas). In its less dense, gaseous state, the fluid can easily transfer heat to another area of the heat exchanger, such as a heat depository, and release it.
The efficiency of transferring electrical waste heat
After a heat exchanger’s fluid releases the heat that it absorbed, it once again becomes a liquid and returns to the heat source. This creates a cycle of transferring heat that remains consistent and largely self-contained, and doesn’t require large amounts of energy or complicated equipment to facilitate. As companies introduce heat exchangers into their electrical cooling processes, their heat transfer capabilities have led to significant advantages, including a reduced need for energy (and, therefore, lower overhead costs) as well as greener and more efficient overall operations.
What heat exchangers do with the waste heat
The cost-saving benefits of transferring electrical waste heat instead of chilling it have been more than enough to promote the growing popularity of heat exchangers. However, these capabilities also open up new doors for companies to utilize innovative heat transfer processes for more than just electrical cooling. For example, rather than dissipating electrical waste heat, specialized solutions can be designed to transfer the heat to other areas of operation that can make use of it. This helps companies further reduce their overall energy costs and improve the efficiency of their different operations and departments.
For more information about the benefits of letting heat exchangers handle electrical waste heat, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.