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The Use of Single-Phase Immersion Cooling by Using Two Types of Dielectric Fluid for Data Center Energy Savings

Nugroho Agung Pambudi*, Awibi Muhamad Yusuf, Alfan Sarifudin
Energy and Society Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering Education, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, 57126, Indonesia
* Corresponding Author: Nugroho Agung Pambudi. Email:
(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Advances in Modern Electric Power and Energy Systems)

Energy Engineering 2022, 119(1), 275-286. https://doi.org/10.32604/EE.2022.017356

Received 04 May 2021; Accepted 17 August 2021; Issue published 22 November 2021

Abstract

Data centers are recognized as one of the most important aspects of the fourth industrial revolution since conventional data centers are inefficient and have dependency on high energy consumption, in which the cooling is responsible for 40% of the usage. Therefore, this research proposes the immersion cooling method to solving the high energy consumption of data centers by cooling its component using two types of dielectric fluids. Four stages of experimental methods are used, such as fluid types, cooling effectiveness, optimization, and durability. Furthermore, benchmark software is used to measure the CPU maximum work with the temperature data performed for 24 h. The results of this study show that the immersion cooling reduces 13°C lower temperature than the conventional cooling method which means it saves more energy consumption in the data center. The most optimum variable used to decrease the temperature is 1.5 lpm of flow rate and 800 rpm of fan rotation. Furthermore, the cooling performance of the dielectric fluids shows that the mineral oil (MO) is better than the virgin coconut oil (VCO). In durability experiment, there are no components damage after five months immersed in the fluid.

Keywords

Single-phase; immersion cooling; data center; dielectric fluid; mineral oil; virgin coconut oil

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Pambudi, N. A., Yusuf, A. M., Sarifudin, A. (2022). The Use of Single-Phase Immersion Cooling by Using Two Types of Dielectric Fluid for Data Center Energy Savings. Energy Engineering, 119(1), 275–286.



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