For modern companies to be more eco-friendly in all that they do, it has to start with their internal processes. That’s why increasingly more companies in nearly every industry are focusing much of their investments on technologies that help them promote greener products and business operations. While electrical thermal management isn’t typically at the top of the conversation when it comes to streamlining operations, modern electrical cooling methods have played a significant role in many different companies’ ability to be more eco-friendly.
Cooling electrical enclosures rather than chilling them
Thermal management might not be at the forefront of the eco-friendly conversation, but companies that have been around for a while may remember when it was once a typically burdensome process. The only viable solutions for companies to cool older technologies used to be air conditioning or air compression units that utilized chilled air to stop electrical enclosures from overheating. Maintaining such solutions comes with a few substantial considerations, including an exorbitant amount of energy consumption and the use of chemicals that could impact a company’s environmental footprint. Today, however, the more common solutions that companies utilize for the electrical cooling needs include more advanced heat exchangers that rely on transferring waste heat, instead.
How heat exchangers create eco-friendly cooling
While traditional electrical cooling solutions relied more heavily on chilling enclosures, heat exchangers take a more “cooling” focused approach. Utilizing an eco-friendly cooling fluid and, in some cases, forced convection with the help of one or more small fans, heat exchangers cool electrical enclosures by constantly removing the waste heat from them. The fluid absorbs the heat as soon as electrical components create it, before it has a chance to accumulate inside of the enclosure. This process requires minimal amounts of energy to facilitate, even when heat exchangers operate around the clock. It also doesn’t require the use of chemicals that are potentially harmful to the surrounding environment.
The many advantages of eco-friendly electrical cooling
Modern heat exchangers are naturally more eco-friendly than older cooling solutions due to the virtue of cooling enclosures instead of chilling them. No need for chilled air or circulation means no need for cumbersome air conditioning or air compressing equipment. Companies can make the most of their technologies while streamlining their overall processes, all while lowering the environmental impact and boosting the eco-friendliness of their overall operations.
For more information about how eco-friendly companies prevent electrical overheating, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.