Protecting Overheating Electrical Panels

Electrical switch panel of switchgear room at power plant.From the simplest of technological applications to the most complex devices needed for hazardous environments, technology plays a major role in the ability to perform a task at an ideal rate. Indeed, while these devices are similar in function, they vary greatly in purpose and parameters, meaning that custom solutions are the only way to address hurdles such as overheating and malfunction. In today’s blog, the team at Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX will take a look at a common industrial application – the electrical panel – and discuss the different approaches to providing adequate application cooling.

The Need for Application Cooling

Just as a worker needs breaks in order to continue performing optimally, so do technological applications. After all, they can overheat too, and failing to consider this possibility when utilizing your machines can lead to significant concerns.

When technology functions, it utilizes mechanical energy to perform a specific task. If it continues to perform in this manner, the internal temperatures will begin to rise to dangerous levels. As this occurs, your devices will experience overheating. Without proper means of application cooling, this phenomenon can lead to breakdown, permanent damage, and even electrical fires.

Because the result of overheating is often significant regardless of variation, it is logical to implement some form of application cooling through effective thermal management. This process varies depending on your unique parameters, but often involves natural or forced air cooling to ensure the internal temperature of your machines do not exceed a certain amount. To learn more about this process, reach out to our team today.

Addressing Your Unique Parameters

Even though all industrial-grade applications require some form of protection from overheating, that does not mean that each device is created in the same way. In fact, certain industries contain unique parameters, such as demanding environments, the need for durability, and much more.

With respect to electrical panels, more often than not these parameters can be addressed with either ambient cooling or below-ambient cooling. Whereas ambient cooling utilizes the outside ambient air to cool applications, below-ambient cooling is designed to cool enclosures to below the outside temperature. In both cases, these thermal solutions are intended to replace the need for compressed air coolers and air conditioners so that your technology can function more optimally. To learn more about this process, reach out to our team today.

Utilizing Eco-Friendly Technology

Another major benefit of our custom heat exchangers includes the ability to provide optimal function and cooling with eco-friendly technology. Indeed, the use of natural processes helps to create a better working environment, and our team is ready to help.

Learn More Today

Contact Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX by calling 512-595-5700 to learn more about the importance of protecting your equipment from overheating, and speak to a member of our team today.