Category: Below Ambient Heat Exchangers

An Eco-Friendly Way to Achieve Below-Ambient Cooling

Heat exchangers have always been widely recognized as the more eco-friendly cooling solution for most electrical systems. Compared to more traditional solutions, the unique heat transfer concepts that heat exchangers use to prevent electrical overheating are much less energy and cost intensive, and they don’t allow for the release of any contaminants into the environment…. Read more »

How Heat Exchangers Meet Below-Ambient Cooling Needs

When heat exchangers first became popular, their ability to provide effective, efficient, and highly reliable thermal management was directly tied to their ambient cooling abilities. Instead of chilling an electrical enclosure, they prevented overheating by transferring the waste heat before it had a chance to accumulate. For most common applications, this proved more than viable…. Read more »

When Is Below-Ambient Cooling Necessary?

When it comes to electrical enclosures, ambient refers to the temperature just outside of the enclosure. In many applications, this temperature is well below the system’s maximum operating temperature and offers a sufficient baseline for cooling the enclosure. However, in some applications, a system’s high demands and/or the environment surrounding the equipment makes it necessary… Read more »

Good Reasons to Consider Below-Ambient Heat Exchangers

When heat exchangers were first introduced as an industrial solution for cooling electrical enclosures and control panels, their most notable benefit was their ability to prevent electrical overheating by simply redirecting heat. As long as a system’s maximum operating temperature was lower than the ambient temperature outside of the enclosure, transferring waste heat away from… Read more »

Choosing Between Ambient and Below-Ambient Heat Exchangers

Heat exchangers of all types are preferable for a wide range of applications in virtually every type of industry. However, some types of heat exchangers are better suited to certain conditions, and choosing the right solution depends on what those conditions are. For instance, while ambient heat exchangers are often the most efficient solution, some… Read more »

Common Applications for Below-Ambient Heat Exchangers

Ambient heat exchangers are like a constant breath of fresh air for modern electrical enclosures. Using natural/forced convection instead of air conditioning methods is as close as electrical components can get to operating in the fresh, open air instead of within an enclosure. Yet, many applications require cooling solutions that go below the ambient temperature… Read more »

When Are Below-Ambient Heat Exchangers Most Effective

Heat exchangers are commonly known for their ability to cool electrical enclosures to just above ambient temperatures, providing continuous thermal management with minimal effort. Sometimes, though, ambient temperatures can be higher than the maximum operating temperature of an electrical system, making ambient heat exchangers ineffective. In such cases, Noren can provide high-performance, below-ambient heat exchangers… Read more »

The Difference that Air-to-Water Heat Exchangers Make

When the ambient temperature outside of an electrical enclosure is below the maximum operating temperature of the equipment inside of it, an ambient heat exchanger may be the most efficient thermal management options. However, when the enclosure is located in a particularly hot area, ambient cooling may not be sufficient. Fortunately, air-to-water heat exchangers can… Read more »

Below-Ambient Cooling for Control Panels without Air Conditioners

Even on a relatively hot day, most climates are still cool enough for modern electrical equipment to operate efficiently (assuming its circuits weren’t sealed off in small enclosures). For this reason, many industries rely on ambient heat exchangers for more efficient thermal management rather than air conditioners that dramatically lower temperatures inside of electrical enclosures…. Read more »

The Benefits of Below-Ambient Cooling

For decades, ambient cooling technology has given manufacturing and other companies significant cost-saving benefits on their electrical thermal management needs. By continuously transferring electrical waste heat, ambient heat exchangers can keep the temperature inside of an electrical enclosure at just above the ambient temperature outside of it. However, there are cases when ambient temperatures are… Read more »