Category: Ambient Heat Exchangers

How Efficient Are Air-to-Air Thermal Solutions?

It’s a fact of life that electrical components generate heat as they operate. It’s also a fact that, if not managed properly, that waste heat can quickly accumulate within an electrical enclosure and lead to extensive, devastating damage. The point of electrical thermal management is to prevent this from happening, and there are several ways… Read more »

Is Ambient Cooling Enough for High-Performance Applications?

When it comes to electrical thermal management, advanced technology is a double-edged sword. The applications are designed to operate faster, more powerfully, and within increasingly smaller confines. This makes them more appealing, but also poses significant challenges for implementing appropriate thermal management solutions. Such solutions need to adequately handle higher amounts of waste heat, and… Read more »

Advantages of Ambient Cooling with Heat Exchangers

Ambient cooling is a natural way of keeping temperatures low, but for electrical thermal management, it wasn’t always a viable option. The most efficient way to achieve ambient cooling was to leave electrical components out in the open, which only leaves them exposed to moisture, contaminants, and other harmful environmental influences. However, with the advent… Read more »

How Air-to-Air Cooling Compares to Air Conditioners

Before it became typical to implement heat exchangers for most electrical thermal management needs, the idea of ambient cooling didn’t seem very viable. Electrical components must be housed within enclosures, and without air conditioning units to keep those enclosures cool, they would quickly overheat and malfunction, before breaking down completely. However, heat exchangers proved that… Read more »

When Ambient Cooling Is All You Need

Not long ago, the idea of cooling electrical enclosures and other equipment to just above the ambient temperatures around them didn’t seem plausible. However, ever since heat exchangers became an increasingly more popular solution, the need for equipment such as air conditioners and other chilling methods have become less of a necessity. That’s because heat… Read more »

How Ambient Heat Exchangers Made Such an Impact

Advancements in technology tend to make mechanical and other operations better, and sometimes, that means breaking down a certain concept and addressing it more simply. For example, in the realm of electrical thermal management, the goal was traditionally to overwhelm electrical waste heat with colder chilled air. Solutions such as air conditioners and air compressors… Read more »

When Is an Ambient Heat Exchanger Appropriate?

Ambient cooling has long been one of the greatest advantages that heat exchangers provide for most applications. The idea is to cool an electrical enclosure to just above the ambient temperature outside of it, which is usually well below an application’s maximum operating temperature. The initial implementation and success of ambient heat exchangers showed companies… Read more »

A Quick Look at How Ambient Heat Exchangers Work

These days, heat exchangers come in a wide range of varieties according to any given application’s specific needs. However, some of the first (and still the most popular) versions are ambient units that keep electrical enclosures cooled to just above the ambient temperature outside of them. At first, ambient cooling technology proved a highly viable… Read more »

The Main Benefits of Ambient Heat Exchangers

As electronic devices and machines grow increasingly more powerful, it may seem like the only way to keep them effectively cooled is to come up with ways to chill their components. However, rather than invent miniature air conditioners, innovators of advanced technology often rely on heat exchanger technology that doesn’t chill enclosures at all. On… Read more »

Is Convection Really Enough to Cool Control Panels?

The most energy efficient way to prevent something from overheating is to allow heat to dissipate away from it. If it were possible to leave electronic components out in the open, then innovative thermal management solutions wouldn’t be as vital to modern technology. However, air-to-air heat exchangers often come as close as possible by utilizing… Read more »