Feb 13, 2020 - 06:56 AM
To determine a rough volume of fluid for the device we measure the outside dimensions, and then multiply by 90% this is how much fluid you are likely to use for a typical server or mining device based on our experience. Make sure to include in your volume calculation any spacing required for wiring! A lot of folks fail to include wiring and that can take up some space in your tank.
TIP: An S9 type/sized miners use between 8-10L without the PSU, S17 size miners use about 12-15L if you immerse the PSU.
Next you need to calculate the volume of fluid that will be in your tank, pipes, pump, and dry cooler.
The tank measurement is based on the volume of the devices you have chosen as you need a tank that will contain all of the devices, wiring, etc. You should estimate that your recovery chamber or channel will use about 5% of the total fluid volume in the cooling channel or chamber.
The pipes are simply the volume of the pipe diameter multiplied by the length of the pipe, and then convert the cubic volume to meters. Here is an example of the calculation for 1 Yard of 2" pipe.
Area of a Circle in Excel = PI()R^2
Diameter = 2" therefore Radius = 1"
PI() = 3.142
Gives us: =3.142*1^2 = 3.142" Area in the pipe
Now we have 36" in 1 Yard
36" x 3.142" = 113 cubic Inches in a 2" pipe
To determine the number of liters divide by 61.024
113 in3 / 61.024 = 1.85L
(or you can use the an online pipe volume calculator)
Pumps and Dry Coolers
You can get the volumes for these from the manufacturers of the units.
You need add all of this up and that will give you a rough volume of the Coolant you will need in your system.