Companies often find innovative ways to improve their operations, from reducing costs to boosting productivity and gaining greater competitive edges. This usually takes the form of investments in more advanced and more powerful technologies, including innovative, custom applications designed specifically for the company’s use. What many of these investments have in common is the more advanced methods of electrical thermal management they increasingly utilize. Whether to improve the efficiency of technologies that are currently in use, or to provide the most effective cooling solutions for newer technological advances, heat exchangers are often the thermal management solution of choice for this innovation.
Making electrical cooling less cumbersome
Electrical cooling solutions have always been a necessity for most forms of technology to work properly. Otherwise, technological applications wouldn’t work for long before overheating and breaking down. In the past, that necessity outweighed the desire for greater efficiency when it came to electrical thermal management. The most effective solutions for most companies included air conditioning and/or air compressing units, which work by generating chilled air through HVAC or air compression methods. Such methods may be effective to a degree, but are also cumbersome to operate on a large-scale basis. As companies continued to expand their technological capabilities, the use of more streamlined cooling methods has become a greater necessity.
Reducing overall energy needs and costs
One of the factors that made traditional electrical cooling solutions so cumbersome was the amount of energy that companies had to invest in to keep the solutions running continuously. Generating chilled air and circulating it continuously through electrical enclosures can be energy intensive processes. However, with more advanced thermal management techniques, modern heat exchangers can utilize more eco-friendly processes for transferring waste heat, which don’t require the same amounts of energy as more traditional air-chilling techniques do. Transferring heat is a more natural process that utilizes a cooling fluid to absorb waste heat and transfer it away. Maintaining this process typically requires only a fraction of the energy that utilizing chilled air requires, making energy and cost-saving two of the greatest advantages of heat exchangers.
Creating a greener eco-footprint
Because transferring heat utilizes much less energy than traditional thermal management processes, companies that utilize them automatically lower their environmental footprints. However, reduced energy consumption is only one of the eco-friendly aspects that make heat exchangers a greener thermal management solution. In addition, heat exchangers utilize eco-friendly cooling fluids, such as water, and no harmful chemicals that could potentially impact the environment. Since the fluid flows in a loop within the heat exchanger, it doesn’t need to replenished, making heat exchangers nearly autonomous electrical thermal management solutions. For more information about how the use of heat exchangers helps companies improve their operations, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.