Honeywell, a Fortune 100 technology company (NYSE: HON), has launched a “breakthrough” platform of liquid heat transfer agents that would cool high-performance electronics more efficiently and effectively than traditional methods that use air and water. The new cooling solution form data centers is called Solstice E-Cooling.
These new heat transfer agents brought to the market by Honeywell would lower operational costs for data centers with high-performance servers deployed.
Honeywell Solstice E-Cooling uses a two-phase liquid cooling process to remove heat from electronic applications while reducing environmental impact. The new technology is available now.
“Honeywell works to develop solutions that help the world prepare for the future, and with the global demand for more data and processing, there is an overwhelming need for efficient and effective cooling mechanisms,” said Chris LaPietra, vice president and general manager, Honeywell Stationary Refrigerants. “With Solstice E-Cooling, data centers and other high-performance electronics can increase efficiency while lowering costs and their carbon footprint.”
Honeywell Solstice E-Cooling
Data centers currently use about 3% of the world’s electricity, and that number is expected to rise to 8% by 2030, according to research by Global Markets Insights (GMI). According to Honeywell, with cooling systems accounting for approximately 40% of total energy consumption, the need for intelligent and energy-efficient solutions is expected to drive data center cooling market growth.
The two-phase Solstice E-Cooling process allows for more energy-efficient and uniform cooling, better heat rejection, and reduced pumping power than single-phase liquid cooling, where fluid remains in its liquid form throughout the cooling process. Honeywell Solstice E-Cooling is also a dielectric solution, serving as an electrical insulator for equipment to prevent damage from contact with fluids.
Honeywell has a long history of innovation in developing heat transfer agents, including R-410A, Solstice yf, Solstice ze, and Solstice zd. With an “ultra-low” GWP and zero ozone depletion potential, Solstice E-Cooling would allow for improved cooling capabilities while minimizing environmental impact.