For many years, heat exchangers have provided the kind of streamlined, efficient, and highly effective thermal management that some of the most advanced electrical applications require. For companies in most industries, this has proven a highly advantageous advancement; unlike traditional cooling solutions, the use of heat exchangers has helped them save significantly on expenditures such as energy usage and maintenance and repair requirements. However, in some industries, companies have not been able to benefit from heat exchangers in the same way, due largely to the conditions under which they operate. Fortunately, they, too, can enjoy better thermal management in hazardous locations thanks to specialized heat exchangers.
Cooling needs for operations in hazardous locations
The electrical cooling needs of companies that operate in hazardous locations are similar to the needs of companies in other industries. Those include the need for solutions that can operate consistently and effectively to keep their various technological applications properly cooled. They also include the need to offer adequate protection both for the cooling unit and the electrical enclosure that it’s attached to. Ingress protection is even more important for companies in hazardous locations, as there is more to worry about than just dirt, debris, and moisture. In fact, the need for highly durable and protective cooling units is what has made traditional heat exchangers inadequate for meeting the needs of companies that work in hazardous locations.
Streamlining electrical thermal management in other industries
In other industries, electrical thermal management long ago became a more efficient and less cumbersome process thanks to heat exchangers. The innovative cooling units are designed to prevent electrical overheating through natural, eco-friendly processes, such as natural/forced convection, conduction, and phase-change cooling. Compared to processes like air conditioning and air compressing, these processes can successfully keep electrical waste heat in constant motion to prevent it from causing damage to sensitive electrical components. However, traditionally, heat exchangers were not designed to meet the higher-than-usual cooling and safety demands that are required for technology that operates in more hazardous locations.
Utilizing specialized heat exchangers for hazardous operations
Despite the fact that traditional heat exchangers haven’t always suited the needs of companies in hazardous locations, that doesn’t mean companies can’t enjoy more streamlined thermal management. With specialized, hazardous location (HAZLOC) heat exchangers, companies can deploy better thermal management solutions that not only boost efficiency, but also provide heightened levels of ingress protection and security. For more information about better thermal management in hazardous locations, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.