Semiconductors are used in just about every computing device we use today. But how do semiconductors work? In order to understand semiconductor devices, we first need to review what a semiconductor is at the atomic level.
A heat exchanger is a system that transfers heat between substances, through the movement of a cooling medium (fluid or air). They are used for both heating and cooling in a wide range of industrial applications: power stations, computer processors, chemical plants, food and beverage processing, refineries, refrigeration, space heating/cooling, combustion engines, and more.
Plastic products today would not exist without careful temperature control for both process heating and cooling. Injection molding requires that some plastics be heated all the way to 550° F. Because of these high temperatures, proper cooling can be one of the most essential steps in the entire plastic manufacturing process.
Over the last several decades, hydroponics has become an efficient and profitable growing solution for all climates and operation sizes. A vast range of hydroponic setups are achievable in dense urban cities, rural areas, and previously un-growable zones. One of the most important pieces of equipment for these hydroponic setups is the reservoir chiller. Hydroponic solution chillers can vastly improve overall plant health, crop output, and profitability. Let’s walk through the process of hydroponic reservoir chilling and the essential qualities needed in a hydroponic chiller.
What are British Thermal Units (BTUs), and why do we use them as a unit of measurement in the United States? Let’s take a look at the history of the term and how BTUs stack up against other forms of thermal energy measurement.