The realm of electrical thermal management hasn’t always been inundated with choices. Not too long ago, companies had few options for keeping their technology cooled – mainly air conditioning or air compressing units. Since heat exchangers became an acceptable alternative in most industries, the choices companies have in electrical cooling systems has become much more important. Heat exchangers revolutionized how companies thought of electrical cooling, making it a much more streamlined and efficient processes than they ever expected. Of the many different kinds of modern heat exchangers, custom cold plates have become one of more frequently implemented solutions.
Streamlining thermal management
The idea behind heat exchanger technology is to provide a way to prevent electrical overheating without relying on the cumbersome processes that traditional solutions rely on. For example, instead of needing to create chilled air to lower temperatures and fight waste heat, heat exchangers simply absorb and transfer the heat before it has a chance to become harmful. This heat transfer process can be accomplished in a wide variety of ways. In cold plate heat exchangers, the fluid that absorbs the waste heat is allowed to flow through paths that are machined into the plates, which create the most efficient flow path for the heat exchanger and its application.
The customizability of cold plates
The concepts of simplifying electrical thermal management with heat transfer processes have beneficial to companies in many different ways. One of the most notable is the fact that they can be accomplished with only a fraction of the energy that more traditional solutions utilize, helping companies save significantly on energy costs. Another is the fact that adapting heat exchanger technologies to various applications is much easier thanks to the less complicated nature of their mechanics. Unlike air conditioners or air compressors, heat exchangers can be designed in several different styles, including cold plates, to accommodate most applications’ unique thermal management needs.
They’re implementation in most industries
The ability to customize cold plate heat exchangers by custom-designing their flow paths and stacking multiple plates unobtrusively has made them indispensable to modern companies that utilize them. Cold plates absorb and transfer large amounts of waste heat through a combination of natural cooling methods, such as conduction and natural/forced convection. The metal plates absorb heat an any point on their surface, then quickly conduct the heat to the cooling fluid flowing within. The fluid then transfers the heat somewhere it can be safely dissipated, such as a heat sink, to prevent it from being able to form dangerous heat pockets.
For more information about the advantages of custom cold plates heat exchangers, call Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.