Almost all the heat and electronic equipments have one or the other type of heat sink installed in them. The primary purpose of these heat sinks is to extract and dissipate the excess heat energy from the equipment and transfer it to the surrounding medium. This transfer and dissipation of heat energy is very essential for the proper functioning of the device. Some of the benefits of installing heat sinks in these machines are as follows:
A direct advantage of these heat sinks is that they prevent the overheating of the processor or the machine and thus prevent it from any type of damage. In this way, heat sinks are helping to enhance the durability and life of the equipment or the machine. Had there been no heat sink, chances of damage to machine would have greatly increased.
Heat sink used in automobiles are a great way to increase the fuel efficiency and mileage. Aluminum is primarily used in automobiles because it is light in weight and thus renders a light-weight automobile. Its thermal conductivity is high and it comes at low cost. Thus the sink made out of aluminum is perfect for increasing the fuel efficiency and dissipating the heat energy.
The high speed computer and advanced operating refrigerators are a direct result of good processors which in turn is related to the working of heat sinks. Thus it is these heat sinks that render high speed and better performance capabilities to the machines and increases the life of the machines.
One of the obvious advantages of using heat sink is to prevent the overheating of the processor or the machine by keeping the temperature within the operating limits. It is a recommended method by way of which damage of the machine or the processor may get prevented easily.
All these benefits are possible because of some of the unique designs and manufacturing of the fins that are used in the heat sink. These fins may have the shape of thin fins, thin plates or flat surface that are attached on the processor side or the heating side of the machines. The advantage of using these fins is that they occupy very little space while increasing the heat dissipating area significantly. The light weight, pointed shape and perfect flatness make them a very necessary part of the heat sinks.