A Few Questions About Heat Exchangers

The benefit of heat exchangers is that, by streamlining thermal management, they can help companies save significantly on everything from energy consumption to maintenance costs and expenses related to equipment downtime. However, their specific advantage is that they can be applied to so many different applications that those savings become multiplied over time. With the ability to handle a wide variety of thermal management tasks, heat exchangers have become a staple for companies of all sizes in many different industries. (more…)

Looped Liquid Cooling with Plate Heat Exchangers

In many applications, air cooling is the most efficient thermal management solution, and modern heat exchangers can provide it with maximum efficiency and minimal energy usage. Yet, for many advanced, high-performance technological applications, air cooling and the units that achieve it are often not viable. For instance, today’s smart devices and small but powerful processors require solutions that can be customized to fit any space without losing any efficiency. To achieve this, many of them require liquid cooling solutions that can transfer high levels of heat consistently while fitting comfortably into minimal design spaces. Therefore, cold plate heat exchangers are often the optimal solution, providing liquid cooling within a closed-loop system that can fit into virtually any application. (more…)

2 Reasons Oil & Gas Companies Use Heat Exchangers

Oil and gas companies choose heat exchangers for various thermal management needs for the same reasons that many other companies do. The energy savings and improved efficiency often make them the best solution for things like cooling electrical control panels and other electrical enclosures, and facilitating wastewater treatment processes. However, in industries like oil and gas manufacturing, heat exchangers provide a number of other vital advantages, such as the ability to effectively and affordably meet all standards necessary to operate in hazardous locations. (more…)

What Manufacturing Looks Like with Heat Exchangers

Manufacturing was one of the first and most impactful areas where heat exchangers made a difference, and today, the advanced thermal management technology continues to help companies change the way they operate. In industries that range from computer electronics and control panels to power production, oil and gas manufacturing, heat exchangers have paved the way for greener, more efficient, and more reliable thermal management processes. In addition to the savings that companies enjoy thanks to their reduced energy requirements, this impact also includes the ability for all industries to implement more eco-friendly processes without losing any productivity. (more…)

What Wastewater and Electrical Enclosures Have in Common

With an increased focus on cleaner and more eco-friendly practices throughout every industry, the biggest thing wastewater treatment has in common with electrical enclosures is that a wide variety of companies rely heavily on both. Like maintaining electrical enclosures, wastewater treatment processes also rely on the fast and efficient management of thermal energy, making both suitable applications for modern heat exchangers. In addition to efficiently transferring waste heat within sealed electrical enclosures, heat exchangers can also provide continuous thermal management to maintain the temperatures needed for successful wastewater treatment, all without consuming large amounts of energy.   (more…)

Immediate and Long-Term Cost Savings with Heat Exchangers

Some of the costs that heat exchangers can bring to companies are obvious. For instance, if you’re replacing air conditioners, then the smaller space needed and the more reliable thermal management methods can immediately begin saving companies on energy costs. However, the benefits of heat exchanger go even beyond that. In addition to making it easier for companies to protect their sensitive technology, heat exchangers also help them streamline all operations that rely on efficient, reliable thermal management. (more…)

Why Preventing Condensation Matters in Control Panels

Protecting electrical control panels from contaminants in the environment is as important in thermal management as cooling the equipment inside of the enclosure. Anything from moisture to dust particles can cause serious malfunctions or system failure if they’re allowed to enter and interact with sensitive electrical components. Even older forms of electrical cooling, like air conditioning, can achieve this level of protection with reasonable success. However, what about protecting those same components from condensation that forms within the enclosure? (more…)

The Benefits of Custom Thermal Management Solutions

Thermal management comes in so many forms and is applied in so many different ways that there is usually a type of heat exchanger for every need. It’s this versatility that has made them one of the most frequently utilized thermal management solutions in virtually every industry. However, in many cases, applications are so unique that existing heat exchanger designs can’t provide the optimal performance that they’re designed for. To provide the optimal solution for unique designs, heat exchangers and their components can also be custom-designed specifically for the given application. (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 applications may require heat exchangers to provide cooling below the ambient temperature outside of the enclosure. When selecting the most appropriate thermal management solution, companies must consider what that solution will have to achieve. (more…)

What Control Panels Have to Do with Eco-Friendliness

There are many ways for companies to streamline operations, automate redundant processes, and implement technologies that boost their productivity while lowering their environmental footprints. However, cooling electrical control panels and other enclosures isn’t always an obvious starting point. In most of today’s industries, particularly in manufacturing, technology and machinery are backbones of every company’s operations. Besides the power and efficiency of that technology, a company’s eco-friendly efforts are also impacted by the choice of thermal management for it. That’s why most companies today benefit from using a variety of heat exchangers to cool high-powered control panels and sensitive, high-performance technology, all while lowering energy costs and reducing the company’s environmental impact. (more…)