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04/24/13 - 3M Focuses on Sustainable Data Centers

New products from 3M designed to help make data centers more sustainable and energy efficient will be featured at the upcoming Data Center World 2013 (April 28 - May 2) in Las Vegas, at the company's booth 1223.

Among the new solutions being showcased is the company's Open Bath Immersion (OBI) cooling. This technology employs the 3M Novec Engineered Fluids, a family of environmentally sustainable dielectric fluids that take away heat from electronics immersed in its bath through two-phase cooling.

3M says the OBI technique may dramatically increase facility energy efficiency by reducing the energy required for cooling, as well as enabling transformational advances in very dense super computer hubs. Known for their efficient heat transfer properties, the Novec fluids are also non-ozone depleting with low global warming potentials. When applied in the energy-intensive, heat-generating data centers, the Novec fluid's properties advance cooling processes without degrading signal integrity.

Read full press release from Cabling Installation & Maintenance

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