Understanding Passive and Active Heat Transfer

Home Underfloor Heat Valves Container Closeup. Heating Technologies.When it comes to the needs of your technological applications, venturing on the side of quality solutions is always the better option than seeking assistance from products that barely get the job done. What’s more, the switch from uniform products to those of custom creation has played a major role in the transition of goals from overcoming overheating to accomplishing that in addition to efficiency. This is also in large part due to a number of useful methods and technologies. In today’s blog, the team at Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX would like to discuss one of those technologies in particular – passive and active heat transfer – and explain the way it accomplishes effective temperature regulation.

Functions of Natural Convection

While a number of methods can be utilized to obtain effective thermal management, a number of applications can benefit from that of convective heat transfer. This process refers to the transfer of heat from one area to another by use of fluid. It combines the processes of conduction and advection in order to diffuse the waste heat and transport it effectively.

When dealing with applications that utilize conductive heat transfer, they are normally performed in either an active or passive manner. Passive cooling, also known as natural convection, accomplishes its goals when the motion of the fluid is caused by buoyancy forces. These forces are the result of the fluid changing temperature, thus changing in density as well. In other words, the hotter volume will transfer waste heat to the cooler volume of the fluid. For more information about this process, contact our team today.

When Forced Cooling Helps

In contrast to passive means, active or forced cooling occurs when a fluid is forced to flow over the condenser’s surface, such as through the means of a fan or a pump. Thus, the process generates an artificially-induced current in order to achieve effective temperature regulation and prevent overheating. For more information regarding the benefits of forced convection in active heat transfer, reach out to a Noren representative today.

Various Solutions for Many Applications

While passive/active convection is not intended for every application or industry, it certainly serves a major role for others. Indeed, our team utilizes a number of technologies and capabilities to achieve this optimal regulation, and it is all a matter of defining and then meeting your specific parameters and unique applications. Whether you require a product that can accommodate a hazardous location such as in the Oil & Gas industry, or simply require a solution that can maximize your cooling capabilities with a limited area to work with, our team is ready and willing to help.

Speak with Our Team

Contact Noren Thermal Solutions in Taylor, TX by calling 512-595-5700 to speak with a member of our team and learn how we can utilize passive or active convective heat transfer to optimize your application’s capabilities.