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Immersion Cooling: Next Wave of Fluid & Lubricant Demand

As the global demand for information increases, thanks to internet usage, cloud services and other storage demands. The need for data center infrastructure to

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As the global demand for information increases, thanks to internet usage, cloud services and other storage demands, the need for datacenter infrastructure to service it will expand as well. These centers need to be cooled to function properly, and immersion cooling is quickly replacing old, air-cooling methods.

Read on to see what immersion cooling is and why you should consider it in your datacenter.

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What is immersion cooling?

In single-phase immersion cooling, the computer components are submerged in a dielectric fluid, such as oil or a synthetic fluid. The fluid absorbs the heat from the components and carries it away. The fluid is then circulated through a heat exchanger, where it is cooled and returned to the computer.

In two-phase immersion cooling, the computer components are submerged in a fluid that has a low boiling point. When the components heat up, the fluid boils and turns into a gas. The gas carries the heat away from the components and is then condensed back into a liquid. The liquid is then returned to the computer.

Both single-phase and two-phase immersion cooling are effective ways to cool computer components. However, two-phase immersion cooling is more efficient because it can remove more heat from the components.

Dielectric liquids do not conduct electricity, so they’re 100% safe to use.

Why immersion cooling?

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As the information age continues, the demand for instant communication, streaming, storage and more grows dramatically. Datacenters must expand and adapt to this demand.

Currently, datacenters take up 2% of the global energy supply to handle current data storage needs. By 2030, estimates show that this number will grow up to 8%. The current system, air cooling, is energy draining and expensive. Approximately 43% of the energy a datacenter uses is
consumed by server cooling.

Switching to immersion cooling could reduce power consumption in a datacenter by over 60% and, in some cases, by 95%! A company spending $1 million annually to cool their servers and other IT components could see savings of $600 thousand or more yearly.

We know setting your datacenter facility up for immersion cooling can help save your money. But it could help drastically improve your Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) score. Many large lenders and investors now use your company’s ESG score to review and prioritize possible investment or loan opportunities.

Wrap-up

Immersion Cooling is a fast-growing way of cooling server farms and datacenters. With the massive demand for data only increasing, datacenters will have to grow and adapt to satisfy that demand. Continuing to use current methods of cooling will cost more, as even larger footprints are required to satisfy upcoming data needs.

The benefits to adopting an immersion cooling system are numerous. From saving money and improving your company’s ESG score to attract better investments, to helping tackle issues like global warming and climate change. There’s no reason to not consider immersion cooling.

Here at Lube-Tech, we’re always looking for new ways to better serve our customers and are excited at the possibilities this emerging trend brings us.

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