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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

iFLOW-200™ Applications

  •  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