LiquidCool Solutions single-phase immersion in a dielectric fluid eliminates fans thereby decoupling electronics from the room.
Zien will join a panel of experts on June 15th at Mission Critical Magazine’s Data Center & Computing Conference and Expo in New York to argue his point.
Rochester, MN – June 8, 2015 – LiquidCool Solutions, Inc. (LCS) announced today that CEO Herb Zien will serve on a panel and present at the first Data Center & Computing Conference and Exposition (DC3) to be held on June 15 and 16 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Zien will join a group discussion on Tuesday, June 15 at 4:00 PM (local time) on the merits and issues related to liquid cooling.
The panel will be moderated by Julius Neudorfer, author of “Hot Aisle Insight” at Mission Critical Magazine. Zien will present single-phase immersion cooling based on LCS’ proprietary technology for cooling electronics by total immersion in a dielectric fluid, a technology that is commercially available today.
In explaining the disruptive quality of liquid cooling, Zien says, “The goal is to get rid of fans, which waste energy and space. Air is an insulator, and pushing cold air up from the floor makes no sense from an engineering perspective. Air cooling with fans also requires humidity control and exposes electronics to failure from oxidation. Total immersion in a dielectric fluid eliminates fans and decouples electronics from room air.”
Continued Zien, “It’s not a matter of if, but when. Data centers are beginning to accept minimal risk by gradually integrating liquid cooling technology without spending additional capital. The refresh rate for IT equipment in a data center is three to five years. By reserving a portion of the refresh expenditure for equipment using LCS cooling technology, the data center can quickly compare the new against legacy technology in terms of energy consumption and floor space requirements. Once the data center is completely converted, the full benefits will become apparent, particularly when the chillers are turned off permanently, CRAC units are scrapped and excess space reallocated.”
Zien has 30+ years of experience in project development, engineering management, power generation and energy conservation. He has been responsible for the development of numerous steam and power production projects, as well as the purchase and sale of energy-related businesses.
LCS has been recognized as a “Cool Vendor” in Gartner’s 2014 Cool Vendors in Data Center Infrastructure Management, Power and Cooling report and received the North America Customer Value Enhancement Award in Data Center Cooling from Frost and Sullivan.
About LiquidCool Solutions
LiquidCool Solutions is a technology development firm with patents surrounding cooling electronics by total immersion in a dielectric fluid. LCS technology can be used to cool electronics of any shape and size. LCS licenses its IP to OEMs looking for a cooling solution that saves energy, saves space, enhances reliability, operates silently, conserves water and can be surprisingly easy to maintain in the field. LCS cooling technology has the capacity of dissipating 100 kilowatts per rack at costs far less than alternative technologies.