The goal of streamlining electrical thermal management has long been an important one for companies in all industries. Not only is electrical cooling vital to keeping their technology running smoothly, but the costs of traditional solutions were often a burden. Today, however, heat exchangers have made that goal much easier for most companies to achieve by making it possible to cut their reliance on more cumbersome solutions, such as air conditioners or air compressors. With the ability to streamline thermal management processes in several important ways, heat exchangers have proven invaluable to the success of companies in all industries.
What’s the most efficient way to cool enclosures?
Cooling electrical enclosures isn’t traditionally associated with efficiency. The need for cooling enclosures is important, but the methods of achieving it have traditionally included solutions such as air conditioners or air compressors. These solutions rely on generating chilled air and circulating it through enclosures, which requires large amounts of energy and equipment that often needs constant repairs and maintenance. Heat exchangers, however, are designed to prevent electrical overheating in a much more efficient manner. Instead of using chilled air, they utilize an eco-friendly cooling fluid that absorbs and transfers waste heat, preventing it from accumulating into harmful heat pockets.
Are electrical cooling solutions eco-friendly?
In addition to using up large amounts of energy, traditional cooling solutions like air conditioners can also contribute to a company’s overall environmental footprint. The use of harmful chemicals, such as Freon, may pose a risk if they leak or not disposed of properly. Yet, heat exchangers don’t utilize such chemicals, and the cooling fluid they use is an eco-friendly substance (usually water). Because of this, companies that utilize heat exchangers to cool their electrical enclosures are able to significantly lower their environmental footprints, as well as make other green energy initiatives more effective and efficient.
Is HVAC still necessary for below-ambient cooling?
While heat exchangers are an increasingly more popular solution for several different types of thermal management concerns, some companies still rely on older solutions for a variety of reasons. For example, some processes require high-performance, below-ambient cooling that companies may believe can only be accomplished with air conditioning units. However, today’s heat exchangers are often designed to address below-ambient cooling needs with optimal effectiveness and efficiency. Companies can achieve temperatures well below ambient without having to continue investing in solutions that are costly and inefficient to manage.
For more information or answers to questions about streamlining thermal management, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.