Thermal Management Applications in Farm Production

Farming is the foundation of our society’s food production, and on farms around the world, thermal management is an important part of many functions. For instance, large equipment needs to be equipped with reliable cooling technology to prevent their electrical circuits from overheating, and heat exchangers are often the best solution. In addition to cooling electrical equipment, however, heat exchangers also help farmers save costs on fuel and energy consumption for various production processes. (more…)

Pros and Cons of Air-to-Air Heat Exchangers

For cooling process control panels and most other electrical enclosures, air-to-air heat exchangers are a popular and highly effective choice. However, in the realm of thermal management, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution, and heat exchangers are no exception. Because of the various pros and cons of air-to-air heat exchangers, all projects should involve a comprehensive analysis to ensure that they’re the best option. If not, then Noren may suggest an alternative, such as an air-to-water solution, that can offer equal benefits in efficiency and productivity. (more…)

Considering Maintenance in Thermal Management Designs

No matter what the application, one of the biggest considerations when choosing an electrical cooling solution is how often the cooling units will need to be cleaned and maintained. For instance, air conditioning equipment needs frequent maintenance to ensure that it doesn’t break down, and that condensation doesn’t accumulate and damage electrical components. By contrast, heat exchangers don’t use Freon or complicated machinery; in fact, many operate with minimal external equipment, such as fans for forced convection. Therefore, maintaining heat exchangers is less costly in both time and manpower. (more…)

Can Heat Exchangers Cool Computers?

Computers consist of a multitude of small circuits and enclosures that must be protected from electrical waste heat. As processors become more powerful, that need becomes increasingly more vital to ensuring that they operate smoothly. To meet their various thermal management needs, advanced computers utilize a range of solutions, and heat exchangers are becoming an increasingly more popular one. For over 40 years, Noren Thermal has worked closely with clients to develop efficient heat exchangers designed specifically to cool electrical components inside of advanced computers. (more…)

Replacing Air Conditioners with Heat Exchangers to Cool Electrical Enclosures

Conventional wisdom may say that lowering the temperature inside of an electrical enclosure requires air conditioning equipment to maintain a consistently cool temperature. However, the truth is that electrical equipment can operate effectively at temperatures much higher than humans find comfortable. Typically, preventing them from overheating is as simple as preventing excessive waste heat from accumulating near electrical circuits, and in most cases, that can be best accomplished with green energy heat exchangers. (more…)

Why Treating Wastewater Is Easier with Heat Exchangers

Facilities from all industries are often located near water sources so they can utilize that water for various operations. Therefore, treating wastewater is essential to making sure a factory doesn’t negatively impact its surrounding environment. With Noren’s advanced heat exchangers, companies not only enjoy more energy-efficient ways of treating wastewater, but can also take advantage of further cost-savings by reusing the water for thermal management processes. (more…)

Different Ways to Protect Electrical Enclosures from Contamination

For companies and industries to grow, they often have to venture into new territories, both geographically and technologically. To facilitate these ventures, organizations must adopt technology and equipment that is specific to each application and location, including their thermal management solutions. While ensuring that electrical control panels are properly cooled, heat exchangers also excel at protecting them from different types and severities of environmental contamination.  From relatively minor levels of dirt and precipitation to high levels of wind-blown dust, exposure to storms, and more, Noren’s heat exchangers and custom-designed thermal management solutions are known for providing clients with better protection against contamination. (more…)

The Benefits of Air-to-Water Heat Exchangers

For decades, industries have turned increasingly more to heat exchangers for a wide range of thermal management needs, largely replacing the need for more expensive air conditioners and air compressing units. From keeping large-scale electrical control panels properly cooled to helping make automated and other technology more productive, heat exchangers can be designed for a large variety of applications. In cases where equipment must operate in extremely hot temperatures, or when certain processes require precise, consistent temperature control, air-to-water heat exchangers may be the most beneficial option. (more…)

Advanced Thermal Management for Advanced Technology

Thermal management is an essential part of any electrical system, and as technology advances, cooling solutions must advance along with it. At Noren, our goal has always been to help companies in every industry benefit from more efficient and reliable thermal management solutions. In addition to incorporating new and innovative concepts, we’ve also led the industry in creating technologies that fit the unique specifications of virtually all industries and locations. (more…)

Green Energy Cooling for Electrical Control Panels

From Noren’s beginning in 1968, our goals of providing innovative thermal management solutions have always included pioneering cleaner, more eco-friendly concepts and products. Since then, every industry has increased its focus on finding and implementing green energy solutions for every aspect of their operations. When it comes to cooling control panels and other electrical components, those solutions are often in the form of heat exchangers that replace more traditional, more cumbersome, and more costly air conditioning systems. Heat exchangers utilize green energy concepts, such as phase-change cooling and natural/forced convection, to significantly lower their environmental footprint. (more…)