Is an Ambient Heat Exchanger Cool Enough for Your Control Panels?

Electronic components naturally give off heat. Because they are typically enclosed to save space and prevent contamination, control panels and other electrical systems must be proactively cooled to prevent trapped heat from damaging them. In many cases, the most efficient way to stop heat pockets from forming is by transferring the heat away from the electrical equipment inside of the enclosure. However, when the ambient temperature outside of an enclosure is naturally too hot for electronics to operate safely, an ambient heat exchanger may not be cool enough. (more…)

Why Are More Power Plants Using Heat Exchangers?

Industries of all types have benefited from choosing Noren’s heat exchangers as their preferred thermal management solutions, and the field of power generation is no exception. In applications that range from keeping generators and control cabinets cool to controlling the temperatures of fluids during vital processes, heat exchangers help power plants more efficiently meet their thermal management needs. As power plants continue adopting heat exchanger technology to meet their systems’ thermal management requirements, Noren continues to adapt and custom-design high-quality units to meet each application’s unique needs. (more…)

3 Important Benefits of Using Heat Exchangers

Heat exchangers come in many shapes and sizes, and they can utilize a variety of innovative heat transfer techniques depending on a given application’s needs. Being able to fit into virtually any design makes them highly versatile, and therefore highly beneficial, thermal management solutions. Among their many benefits, however, three of the most important include the ability to save a maximum amount of space, their reduced impact on the environment, and their reduced need for energy and routine maintenance costs. (more…)

Using Natural and Forced Convection to Cool Control Panels

In the quest to find the most energy and space efficient cooling units for advanced electrical control panels, Noren’s clients often benefit from the simplest solutions. In many cases, that means utilizing natural or forced convection to eliminate the need for clunky, power-hungry air conditioning solutions. Deciding on natural convection cooling units depends on a number of factors. If forced convection is recommended, then the exact specifications, including amount of flow, will also depend on the specific application. Therefore, the first step to choosing the right option is to perform a comprehensive analysis and design a thermal management system that meets your application’s unique needs. (more…)

Keeping Industrial Control Panels Cool During the Summer

Industrial control panels are utilized for a wide variety of applications and operate in an equally wide variety of locations. Given the number of electrical components in each panel, the waste heat that they emit is enough to cause the electronics to overheat and malfunction. In many locations, the additional heat of the summer months can increase this risk, making it even more important to install efficient, high-performance thermal management solutions. When below-ambient cooling is necessary, Noren offers a series of air-to-water cooling units that can easily achieve the temperatures necessary. (more…)

Cleaner Thermal Management for Oil & Gas Industry

Noren’s innovative products are designed to meet the most demanding thermal management needs for a variety of industries. Consequently, some of the most demanding applications are based in equally demanding environments, such as for the oil and gas industry. In fact, Noren’s Hazloc line is the only line of heat exchangers that is certified for use in hazardous locations as per UL/cUL as well as ATEX and IECEx standards.


Meeting the Complex Demands of Innovative Technology

No matter how advanced modern technology becomes, it is seemingly impossible to reach 100 percent efficiency when it comes to thermal management. Even the most powerful and innovative electrical equipment gives off some amount of electrical waste heat. Because complex electronics must usually be sealed off from environmental contamination, electrical enclosures must effectively and efficiently transfer that heat to prevent extensive heat damage. With over four decades of experience customizing thermal management solutions for computers and complex machinery of all kinds, Noren is especially adept at meeting the complex thermal management demands of innovative technology. (more…)

Do Heat Exchangers Really Outperform Air Conditioners?

Since the industrial revolution, industries have continuously sought ways to boost their productivity while finding ways to keep overhead costs reasonably low. In many instances, that has meant investing in ways to better manage the costs of energy consumption and routine maintenance on complex manufacturing equipment. For over 40 years, Noren Thermal has helped pioneer the drive to cleaner and more efficient thermal management solutions, utilizing a variety of heat exchanger models to suit the unique needs of every industry. As alternatives to air conditioning equipment that often proves costly to maintain, Noren’s heat exchangers offer a wide range of benefits, both immediately and long-term. (more…)

A Closer Look at Phase-Change Cooling

Over the last several decades, thermal management has made leaps and bounds to keep up with the ever-evolving, higher-capacity advancement of electrical technology. In many instances, phase-change cooling has been one of the most significant breakthroughs. Heat exchangers that utilize phase-change technology rely on fluids with high thermal conductivity. When the fluid is near electrical components, it absorbs the waste heat and changes from liquid to gas. The fluid is moved to another part of the heat exchanger where it gives up the energy it absorbed and condenses back into a liquid, repeating the process continuously. (more…)

Heat Exchangers Made Specifically for Powder & Bulk

In a variety of industries, from food manufacturing to pharmaceutical packaging and more, dealing with powder and bulk are a necessary part of operations. As such, sensitive electrical equipment and cooling technology must be properly protected from such miniscule, potentially harmful particles. If powder and bulk are allowed to enter an electrical cabinet, then the accumulation could lead to potentially serious damage, the need for costly repairs, and in some cases, significant downtime while systems are replaced. If the powder in question is a volatile substance, then that risk is expontentially higher. Fortunately, Noren’s advanced heat exchangers are highly adept at protecting electrical enclosures, even in areas that are highly prone to contamination from powder and bulk. (more…)