Component and subcomponent material compatibility in liquid cooling systems is critical to successful performance of the cooling system supporting the operation of heat-generating high-performing equipment such as the supercomputing of research or data centers. Each liquid cooling system component has the potential for interaction with other component materials. Coolants are of particular interest because they are in contact with all wetted materials within a system and essentially “connect” all components. Whether designing a closed-loop, single-phase immersion, two-phase immersion or direct-to-chip cooling system, component material compatibility is critical to performance.
This tech guide includes helpful compatibility tables and provides general guidance regarding specifications for liquid cooling solutions.
• Overview of system components and recommendation to approach projects holistically
• List of common coolants used in electronics cooling applications
• Component materials of construction and common usage along with cautions
• Table with material and coolant compatibility options and combinations to avoid