Just a few decades ago, the most common electrical thermal management solution (especially for large-scale operations) was air conditioning, or in some cases, air compressing units. At the time, they were the most efficient ways to overcome electrical waste heat and prevent overheating, making them essential for companies to take advantage of modern technologies. Since then, however, increasingly more companies in virtually all industries have traded their conventional electrical cooling systems with more advanced heat exchangers. Using more natural and streamlined methods of handling electrical waste heat, heat exchangers have helped companies eliminate many of the burdens that come with more traditional solutions.
They use less energy to power
There are many different concerns that come with older forms of electrical cooling that create significant burdens on companies’ ability to operate. The large amounts of energy needed to power those solutions is one of the most significant concerns, as it’s often one of the largest items on a company’s overhead. Heat exchangers, which are designed to transfer electrical waste using an eco-friendly cooling fluid, are able to continuously transfer heat using minimal amounts of energy – usually, only a fraction of the energy needed for older solutions.
They take up much less space
Because they rely on transferring heat instead of generating chilled air, heat exchangers are typically much smaller and can fit into tighter spaces than solutions like air conditioning units. The equipment used to design modern heat exchangers, such as heat pipes or cold plates, can contain the heat transfer process in much smaller spaces while still maintaining optimal thermal management results.
They don’t use harmful chemicals
The fluid inside of a heat exchanger is an eco-friendly substance, usually water, that remains circulating within the heat exchanger in a continuous loop. The fluid doesn’t have to be refilled, and the tightly sealed design of the heat exchanger helps ensure there are no leaks. This makes heat exchangers a safer and more environmentally friendly solution than air conditioners, which utilize chemical such as Freon to create cold air.
They can be easily custom-designed
The technologies that companies utilize are always advancing, and the most efficient thermal management systems are those that can keep up with that advancement. In that area, heat exchangers have excelled. As custom thermal solutions, heat exchangers can be designed to meet the most demanding and unique operating parameters. For innovative applications, this is especially beneficial, as designers can ensure that their products are equipped with the most effective thermal management solution.
For more information about why companies trade air conditioners for heat exchangers, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.