Category: Below Ambient Heat Exchangers

A Brief Look at the Benefits of Air-to-Water Heat Exchangers

Heat exchangers have long been an important part of many companies’ thermal management processes, and for many good reasons. However, before they became popular, industries first had to let go of several misconceptions they held about electrical thermal management. For example, it was once believed that the only way to effectively prevent an electrical enclosure… Read more »

Using Heat Exchangers for Below-Ambient Cooling

When it comes to high-performance electrical thermal management, heat exchangers that provide efficient, ambient cooling are often more than enough to prevent electrical overheating. Despite using natural methods to transfer heat, they can often offer cooling solutions that are just as powerful and usually more efficient than older solutions, such as HVAC equipment. The one… Read more »

Creating Below-Ambient Cooling without Chilled Air

For most common systems, the maximum operating temperature of a given application is much higher than the ambient temperature around it. Therefore, for such applications, there is no pressing need to have to chill the inside of electrical enclosures to prevent them from overheating. That’s why heat exchangers first became a more popular alternative. Instead… Read more »

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 »