Ever since heat exchangers first became popular among companies in different industries, they’ve created increasingly more ways for companies to streamline their electrical thermal management processes. The more innovative these solutions have become, the more efficient and cost-effective they are for the companies that utilize them. While heat exchangers are traditionally designed to maintain effective ambient cooling by consistently transferring waste heat, more advanced versions are also able to bring the same level of efficiency and cost-effectiveness to applications that require below-ambient cooling capabilities.
Applications that need more than ambient cooling
Ambient cooling is the process of maintaining the temperature inside of an electrical enclosure at just above the ambient temperature outside of it. For many common applications, this offers more than sufficient cooling, as their maximum operating temperatures are often well above the ambient temperature outside of their enclosures. However, there are applications where ambient cooling isn’t sufficient, creating a need for below-ambient cooling capabilities in order to sustain their operations. Below-ambient cooling can be achieved to varying degrees with the help of modern heat exchangers that are designed specifically to lower temperatures inside of electrical enclosures.
Challenges to maintaining below-ambient cooling
When it comes to maintaining below-ambient cooling processes, the companies that rely on them have continued to rely on older, more cumbersome cooling solutions to achieve it. These methods include utilizing air conditioning and/or air compression units to generate a consistent supply of cold air, and to circulate that cold air throughout an application’s enclosures. However, these processes can become increasingly more challenging to maintain when they’re applied to more advanced technological solutions. The thermal management needs of these applications are often more demanding, and meeting the demand means investing in increasingly more energy and more frequent maintenance.
Meeting the challenge with advanced heat exchangers
While conventional heat exchangers are known for streamlining thermal management processes with ambient cooling, today’s cooling units can also achieve below-ambient cooling results while utilizing the same natural and highly efficient heat transfer methods. With an eco-friendly cooling fluid to rapidly transfer heat instead of cold air to fight it, heat exchangers can help companies enjoy more reliable and cost-effective below-ambient cooling, as well. In some instances, heat exchangers can be custom-designed to meet the specific below-ambient cooling needs of even the most demanding applications.
For more information about the below-ambient cooling capabilities of modern heat exchangers, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.