Finding electrical cooling solutions that are both effective and easily manageable is easier these days than it ever has been. Traditionally, companies had few choices in how they cooled their technology, most of which involved air conditioning and/or air compression-based solutions. However, today, there are many different, more advanced thermal management methods for companies in every industry to choose from. For many of them, the most efficient and eco-friendly solutions are those based on phase-change cooling technology. This involves the use of an eco-friendly cooling fluid that absorbs waste heat to the point that it evaporates, making it much easier to transfer waste heat than it is to cool it down with chilled air.
How phase-change cooling works
Phase-change cooling hasn’t always been applicable to electrical cooling applications, but with the advent and more streamlined thermal management, it’s become one of the preferred methods of cooling electrical apparatus. Phase-change cooling is the process of utilizing a cooling fluid’s latent heat of vaporization. This is the point at which the fluid absorbs enough heat to evaporate, but not enough to release any of the heat that it has absorbed. The superheated fluid is much less dense than its liquid form, and within a custom thermal solution, it can flow rapidly away from sensitive electrical equipment to prevent the heat from accumulating.
How this makes customizing solutions easier
The fact that phase-change cooling is a more efficient process than older, more traditional methods is one of the reasons why it’s become so popular in most industries. It’s also an important factor in why phase-change cooling is the basis for many of the most advanced custom thermal solutions today. For the cooling method to work, the fluid needs little more than an efficient, advanced cooling unit design, such as heat pipes or cold plates, through which it can flow. Depending on the application, the custom solution can be designed to fit into any given space within the application, and still deliver optimal electrical cooling performance.
The eco-friendly advantages of phase-change cooling
The ability to contain phase-change cooling processes within efficient, custom thermal solutions is an important benefit to phase-change cooling methods. Another is the fact that it requires little more than an eco-friendly cooling fluid, which means the entire process is significantly more environmentally friendly than more conventional solutions. Custom thermal management units that rely on phase-change cooling don’t require exorbitant amounts of energy to operate on a continuous basis, which also helps companies significantly reduce their overall operating costs.
For more information about the eco-friendliness of custom phase-change cooling units, call Noren Custom Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.