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Measure a Cold Plate's Thermal and Hydraulic Characteristics

The iFLOW-200™ system measures the thermal and hydraulic characteristics of a cold plate. It replaces the complex process of varying the volumetric flow rate of the coolant, and measuring the pressure drop and temperature of the cold plate. iFLOW-200™ users simply set up the starting flow, ending flow, number of test points, dwell time, power applied to the cold plate and other parameters in the coolingVIEW™ software and run the application.

The iFLOW-200™ measures a cold plate’s inlet/outlet fluid temperature, surface temperature, coolant volumetric flow rate and pressure drop by providing different flow rates to the cold plate. It measures coolant temperature from 0-70ºC with accuracy of +/-1ºC, using K-type thermocouples. Distilled water is used as the reference coolant. The system measures cold plate differential pressure up to 103,000 Pa (15 psi) with pressure measurement of +/-1% of full scale.

The iFLOW-200™ features a separate control box and hydraulics units with USB connections. The iFLOW-200™ includes user-friendly coolingVIEW™ application software that automates the testing of a cold plate by setting the required parameters. coolingVIEW calculates thermal resistance and pressure drop of the cold plate as a function of flow rate for selected liquids other than distilled water.

Product Specifications
  • Overall Dimensions (D x W x H): 36.5 x 42.5 x 12 cm (14.4 x 16.7 x 4.7")
  • Number of Thermocouple Ports (K Type): 2
  • Maximum Volumetric Flow Rate: 4.5 liter/min
  • Flow Rate Accuracy: +/- 1%
  • Flow Temperature Range: 0 to 70ºC (32 to 158ºF)
  • Surface Temperature Range: 0 to 200ºC (32 to 392ºF)
  • Temperature Accuracy: +/- 1ºC
  • Pressure Range: Up to 103,000Pa (15psi)
  • Pressure Accuracy: +/- 1%
  • Power: 110V or 240V AC
  • Weight: 18 Kg (40 lbs)
  • Software: coolingVIEW™
  • Connection: USB port
  • Cold Plate Evaluation & Troubleshooting
  • Cold Plate Fluid & Surface Temperature Measurement
  • Cold Plate Volumetric Flow Rate Measurement
  • Cold Plate Pressure Drop Calculation
  • Cold Plate Thermal Resistance Calculation
  • Simulating Various Applications & Conditions
  • Flow Optimization
  • Optimizing Thermal Performance
  • Wind Tunnel Testing
Additional Features
  • Simplifies Cold Plate Characterization Process
  • Fluid Level Indicator
  • Two (2) Thermocouple ports (K type) for Coolant Temperature Measurement

Product and How To Videos
  • Using the iFLOW-200 instrument to measure thermal and hydraulic characteristics of cold plates.
  • The families of ATS thermal test instruments for the electronics industry.
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