The good thing about modern electrical cooling solutions, like heat exchangers, is that they can be utilized for most types of applications and provide optimal thermal management results in every one. This makes it possible for companies to take advantage of their streamlined cooling methods for increasingly more applications. In virtually all industries, companies have been able to not only streamline the process of cooling electrical equipment, but also enjoy significant savings and boosted productivity as a result of modern heat exchangers.
Common electrical cooling needs
For most industries, some electrical cooling needs are similar. For example, the most common is the need to keep electrical control panels and other enclosures properly cooled to prevent them from overheating. This is necessary for most forms of technology, and companies rely on finding the most efficient and reliable methods of accomplishing it to keep their operations running. Consequently, one of the most common and impactful uses of modern heat exchangers is to keep electrical enclosures cool without having to rely on air conditioners, air compressors, or other more costly cooling apparatus. Their ability to transfer waste heat instead of using chilled air makes them a much more cost and energy efficient solution.
Industry uses in hazardous locations
For some companies, even common operations are much more challenging than usual due to the hazardous locations in which they operate. For example, in oil and gas manufacturing, technologies that are deployed and utilized in the field are constantly exposed to hazardous conditions such as volatile substances, extreme temperatures, high levels of contaminants, and more. To accommodate their thermal management needs, heat exchangers may be specially crafted or retrofitted for enhanced durability and ingress protection. This allows companies that operate in hazardous locations to enjoy the same important benefits other companies enjoy with modern heat exchangers.
Using waste heat to supplement energy
Customizing heat exchangers to operate in hazardous and other special locations is made easier thanks to the advanced way they transfer waste heat. Within the heat exchanger, a cooling fluid absorbs the waste heat as soon as it’s generated. Once heated, the fluid becomes less dense, making it much easier to carry the heat away from electrical components. Traditionally, the fluid carries the waste heat to a cooler area of the heat exchanger and releases it. However, in some applications, the heat exchanger can carry the heat to another application where it can be repurposed for other processes, saving companies even more on energy costs by supplementing their need for heat.
For more information about heat exchanger performance in various industries, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.