Streamlining the processes that companies rely on to cool their electrical enclosures has had a significant impact on most industries. The high-performance, ambient and below-ambient cooling that modern solutions provide are able to effectively and efficiently replace older, more cumbersome air conditioning and air compressing solutions in most types of applications. However, in industries where companies operate in more hazardous locations, many of the typical cooling solutions that other companies utilize don’t provide sufficient protection. For these applications, companies can benefit from custom thermal solutions designed specifically to streamline electrical cooling in hazardous locations.
Challenges to electrical cooling
For companies to streamline electrical cooling in most conventional applications, they often turn to modern heat exchanger technologies that utilize heat transfer techniques instead of HVAC principles. For example, when companies rely on older electrical cooling solutions, they have to contend with high energy demands and a frequent need for maintenance. The machinery needed for these solutions contain multiple, complex moving parts that are prone to wearing down or becoming damaged, which leads to increased instances of breakdowns and unscheduled downtime. When it comes to streamlining the electrical cooling process, much of the advancement has come from processes that directly deal with these limitations.
Overcoming thermal management challenges
For more modern electrical cooling applications, there is no need to constantly generate chilled air as older solutions do. Therefore, there’s no need for the same complicated equipment or the same amount of energy to facilitate electrical thermal management. This is accomplished through more natural and efficient heat transfer techniques, which involve using an eco-friendly cooling fluid to prevent electrical waste heat from accumulating. The fluid absorbs the heat until it evaporates, preventing it from raising the temperature inside of an enclosure. Then, the fluid carries the heat away from sensitive electrical components before dissipating it safely.
Better cooling processes in hazardous locations
The more natural and efficient methods of transferring heat that modern cooling solutions utilize are effective for most modern electrical cooling needs. However, in hazardous locations, streamlining electrical thermal management processes is only half the battle. The other is creating cooling solutions that are durable and safe enough to operate under extreme conditions, without compromising the safety of employees or the integrity of the applications they’re cooling. For more information about creating custom thermal solutions for hazardous locations, call Noren Custom Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX, at 866-936-6736.