Accession Number : AD1031213

Title :   Immersion Cooling of Electronics in DoD Installations

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Mar 2013,29 Feb 2016


Personal Author(s) : Coles,Henry ; Herrlin,Magnus

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Report Date : 01 May 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 111

Abstract : A considerable amount of energy is consumed to cool electronic equipment in data centers. A method for substantially reducing the energy needed for this cooling was demonstrated. The method involves immersing electronic equipment in a non-conductive liquid that changes phase from a liquid to a gas. The liquid used was 3M Novec 649. Two-phase immersion cooling using this liquid is not viable at this time. The primary obstacles are IT equipment failures and costs. However, the demonstrated technology met the performance objectives for energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction. Before commercialization of this technology can occur, a root cause analysis of the failures should be completed, and the design changes proven.

Descriptors :   failure analysis , heat transfer , cooling , electronic equipment , energy efficiency , temperature control

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE