Accession Number : AD1031213


Title :   Immersion Cooling of Electronics in DoD Installations


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


Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY BERKELEY United States


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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1031213.pdf


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
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE