Feb 17, 2020 - 08:39 AM
1) Total Coolant Flow Rate
2) Device that will be cooled and their shape and flow requirements
3) How the coolant will be injected into the tank and at what volume
For our SLICTanks, we have designed a Flow Control Plate that is specific for each type of miner that you may place in the tank. The penetrations in the flow control plates are specifically designed to provide the necessary amount of flow of BitCool BC-888 Dielectric Coolant to each miner while balancing the the total flow amount all the miners in the tank.
We have done a lot of Computational Fluid Dynamic Modeling using fluid dynamics software to get this balancing act correct to ensure that each miner is getting enough coolant to keep them operating at maximum efficiency.
We've invested heavily to get our flow plate designs fully optimized for each type of miner. Many of the competing tanks simply use holes in the bottom of the tank to disperse the coolant, however, we've found that a random patter of holes is simply not as effective as our targeted flow designs based on our CFD analysis.
For a small number of devices, holes about 2-4mm in size are typically ok, but anything with more than 1kW of heat dissipation needs real design work to ensure they get sufficient Coolant flow.