As heat exchangers have helped significantly streamline electrical and other thermal management processes over the decades, the effects have impacted every industry to some degree. Those impacts may differ for various industries. Those that rely most heavily on thermal management processes have often benefited the most from streamlining those processes. For example, in food & beverage manufacturing, thermal management is more than just a solution for preventing electrical overheating. It’s also vital to many of their key processes, and with the help of modern heat exchangers, companies have been able to significantly streamline those processes, as well.
Making electrical cooling more efficient
Electrical cooling isn’t the only thermal management process in food and beverage production, but it is an important one. As with most industries, food and beverage production has been transformed by the use of technology in almost every aspect of their operations. Technological solutions require proper cooling systems to prevent their electrical enclosures from overheating due to the generation of electrical waste heat. Older solutions such as air conditioners and air compressors were originally the go-to solution for electrical cooling. However, the advent of heat exchangers made it a much more efficient, affordable, and easily manageable process.
Making cooling safer for powder & bulk foods
Heat exchangers are more efficient because they utilize more natural and efficient methods for transferring waste heat, instead of trying to cool it down. This also provides several additional benefits, such as being able to provide a higher level of ingress protection for both the cooling unit and any enclosure it’s attached to. In many companies, operations include dealing with powder and bulk foods that could heighten the need for such protection. Because heat exchangers don’t rely on complicated HVAC principles, the reduced need for maintenance and repairs also helps improve overall operations in food and beverage companies.
Making production & packaging more eco-friendly
In addition to electrical cooling, the process of manufacturing food and beverage products also relies on thermal management in several other areas. For instance, processes such as pasteurization, storage, and packaging can all be highly sensitive to thermal management concerns. The strategic use of modern heat exchangers helps companies optimize the safety and efficiency of these processes while still keeping overall costs low and productivity high. For more information about the benefits of streamlined cooling in the food & beverage industry, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.