Ever since heat exchangers started being the preferred electrical thermal management solution, they’ve been called a lot of things. More efficient, more reliable, and much easier to manage are some of the common descriptions companies use for the advanced cooling systems. So is eco-friendly, which is something that was never before thought possible with more traditional electrical thermal management solutions. With cooling units like air conditioners and air compressors, which used to be the most frequently used solutions, the processes necessary for chilling electrical enclosures often required chemicals and large energy consumption that could negatively impact the environment. With heat exchangers, these factors are no longer a concern.
Reimagining electrical cooling processes
The first step to reinventing electrical thermal management was to reimagine the ways in which cooling solutions prevented overheating. More traditional cooling units were unfriendly to the environment because of the ways in which they utilized chemicals and energy to create chilled air. By contrast, heat exchangers are designed to simply transfer electrical waste heat, rather than chill the air within electrical enclosures. This only requires an efficient cooling unit, such as a heat pipe or cold plate based heat exchanger, and an eco-friendly cooling fluid, such as water, that can absorb and transfer the waste heat.
Minimizing impacts on the environment
By changing the way companies approach electrical cooling, heat exchangers have done a great deal in helping them minimize their overall impacts on the environment. The more technology has taken over every industry, the greater the impact that technology and its periphery systems have had on the environment. Thermal management in particular has had a notoriously high impact, due largely to the air-chilling methods that traditional solutions relied on. When heat exchangers are allowed to take over these processes and eliminate the need for air chilling, companies can also eliminate the large effect those processes have on the surrounding environment.
Making resource conservation more effective
The conservation of resources is one of the biggest factors in the eco-friendliness of modern heat exchangers. In addition to utilizing more streamlined processes that don’t impact the environment, heat exchangers are also able to accomplish high levels of electrical thermal management with minimal amounts of energy and little or no maintenance. In many applications, the cooling units can be custom-designed to fit highly specific and often unique operating parameters, ensuring the optimal level of energy conservation for each given application.
For more information about how heat exchangers made eco-friendly cooling possible, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.