Keeping computers and servers cool is one of the biggest challenges that IT-heavy industries face. When these components are required to run at full capacity 24 hours a day, the heat they generate can be significant. Data centres, for example, consistently reach temperatures of up to 46 degrees Celsius. The problem isn’t so much in the heat that is generated, but rather in how this heat affects the performance of IT infrastructure. Data centres, cryptocurrency mining operations, and even gaming rigs require temperatures of between 18 to 27 degrees Celsius – a critical temperature range for performance, reliability, and efficiency.
Innovative, eco-friendly cooling solutions for IT infrastructure
Traditionally, fans, air conditioning and humidity controls are the go-to components for keeping IT infrastructure within this critical range. But as energy costs increase and energy use soars in these sectors, with Bitcoin mining accounting for 121.3 terawatt-hours – more energy use than the whole of Argentina and ranking in the top 30 countries for energy use -alternative cooling methods have become a priority. That’s where immersion cooling comes in.
Immersion cooling is where IT components and other electronics, including servers and GPUs, are submerged in a thermally conductive (but not electrically conductive) dielectric fluid or coolant. Heat is removed from the system by circulating liquid into direct contact with hot components, then through cool heat exchangers. This eliminates the need for fan cooling and minimises air conditioning and environmental control requirements.
The benefits of this approach to cooling are significant, from improving the lifespan of IT components by ensuring they run within optimal temperature ranges to allowing them to run at faster speeds, as heat is a limiting factor in the speed of processors.
Although it is a new cooling method for cryptocurrency miners, data centres, and gaming rigs, it has been widely used in industrial applications and is a safe, proven cooling solution for large power distribution components like transformers. Dielectric oil also has the added benefit of being a rust and corrosion preventative.
Reduce energy usage and optimise performance with quality dielectric oil
If you want to increase performance and reliability while reducing operational costs for your data centres, cryptocurrency mining operations, and high-performance servers, Benzoil can assist you. We understand that you need to ensure the expensive servers and sophisticated equipment you operate can run in optimal conditions, and we provide the technology and resources needed to achieve this. We can supply you with dielectric oil, both mineral oil and synthetic oil, to solve your heat issues and help your business run more efficiently and reduce energy costs.