For several decades now, heat exchangers have provided a consistently reliable and efficient way for companies to cool electrical control panels and other enclosures. Their popularity has stemmed mainly from the innovative ways in which they prevent electrical overheating, such as absorbing and transferring it rather than chilling it. However, the innovation of more advanced thermal management processes has had implications beyond the cooling of common electrical enclosures. More recently, companies have also begun to benefit even further from advanced heat exchanger technologies by finding increasingly more innovative uses for their heat transfer capabilities.
Safer food and beverage production
The need for electrical cooling is common in nearly all industries. As technology has transformed the way companies operate, the need to keep that technology running properly and at optimal capacities is paramount to maintaining most companies’ overall operations. Yet, in industries like food and beverage production, thermal management is an essential process for more than just cooling electrical enclosures. Throughout the production process, applications that range from housing livestock to pasteurizing certain foods and ensuring safe, eco-friendly packaging are all highly reliant on thermal management. With the use of modern heat exchanger technology, companies can significantly enhance these processes while keeping overall operating costs low and maintaining a high standard of safety.
Faster plastic mold cooling
Many of the processes that go into food and beverage production are dependent on thermal management, but in other industries, that need can take on different forms. For example, in the plastic mold industry, cooling the superheated plastic after it’s been molded is one of the foundations of a company’s operations. The pace at which molds can be cooled, and the quality of each mold that’s produced, are also dependent on thermal management solutions that can rapidly remove heat. Heat exchangers are designed to do exactly that, and when specialized for use in plastic molding, they can significantly enhance the quality and quantity of a company’s yield.
Streamlining wastewater treatment
In most industries, electrical cooling is the most common thermal management need, and the implications of it have grown as more companies implement processes such as wastewater treatment. Treating wastewater means to remove the toxic materials, pollutants, and harmful microbes that the water has collected throughout its use in certain processes. Before releasing the water into the environment or reusing it for any other purpose, it must be thoroughly and completely sanitized. This process often requires the application of heat, among many other things, and this may require companies to invest more in energy. However, with the use of heat exchangers, many of them are reducing those costs by supplementing the heat with the electrical waste heat that the heat exchangers constantly collect.
For more information about the innovative uses of modern heat exchangers, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.