Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sandia designed a revolutionary air-cooling system

A new technology that goes in the direction of improvement of heat dissipation to air has been recently developed by Sandia National Laboratories. The "Sandia Cooler" or better "Air Bearing Heat Exchanger" is a technology that can be used successfully in the fields of computing and microelectronics invented by researcher Jeff Koplow, recently selected by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) to participate at 'major annual symposium Frontiers of Engineering.

Koplow said that the technology Sandia Cooler, for which the patent is still waiting, can significantly reduce the energy required for cooling of chips present in the data center and in large systems computing. Whereas in the U.S. electricity bill paid by the information technology sector is on the order of seven billion dollars, a saving in this way would still be desirable.

From the technical point of view, what the researcher has tried to do is to manage the air stagnates and creates a barrier that prevents efficient heat dissipation. The Sandia Cooler can transfer heat using air circulation, which by convention is accelerated by a stationary base to a rotating structure.

The air is generally stagnant entangled through the cooling fins and is subject to a centrifugal effect that the pump on. In this way the thickness of the stagnant water is reduced by 10 times. In addition, the shape of the fins that turn minimizes the problem of noise and the system should be easily scalable to ensure that applications in other fields (air conditioning, ventilation, air) and thus obtain a reduction of the energy absorbed for up to 7 %.

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