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Lytron Inc.


Lytron Inc. has published these technical articles:

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Designers sometimes oversize components in order to build in a margin of safety. However, this safety factor can add quite a bit to the cost of operating your system. What may be less obvious,... (View Full Article)
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All of Lytron's thermal systems are designed for maximum performance at a specific flow rate. Less flow will cause the system to under perform. Flow rate is dependent upon the system's pressure drop... (View Full Article)
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Aircraft engineers today are charged with creating a More Electric Aircraft (MEA) with greater processing capabilities, while also minimizing the aircraft's weight and power consumption. With MEA,... (View Full Article)
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Aluminum cold plates and plate-fin heat exchangers are commonly used for liquid cooling in military and aerospace applications because of their light weight and high performance. There are many... (View Full Article)
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As many applications move from air cooling to liquid cooling, tubed cold plates are often the technology of choice. Their growing presence begs the question "What are the significant criteria for... (View Full Article)
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When selecting components for your cooling loop, you must consider their material compatibility as well as their individual performance. Although an aluminum cold plate paired with a copper-tubed heat... (View Full Article)
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Cooling systems, including compressor-based chillers, liquid-to-liquid cooling systems, and ambient cooling systems, can be purchased as standard products "off-the-shelf", modified from existing... (View Full Article)
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TEMPERATURE - Know your minimum and maximum temperature range. Standard temperature tolerances range from -40º F to 200º F depending on coupler material. PRESSURE - What is the maximum pressure your... (View Full Article)
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Fluid line connectors are critical in liquid cooling applications. Selection, installation, and maintenance of a systemâ s fluid connections are all important in preventing leaks and maintaining... (View Full Article)
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Fluid line connectors are critical in liquid cooling applications. Selection, installation, and maintenance of a systemâ s fluid connections are all important in preventing leaks and maintaining... (View Full Article)
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Custom heat exchangers and cold plates are often coated for corrosion protection or for cosmetic purposes. Chemical conversion coating, anodization, e-coating, and painting are four coating options... (View Full Article)
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Cold plate prices can vary quite a bit; understanding why can help you cut costs and still obtain the performance you need to properly cool your application. The two biggest cost drivers in cold plate... (View Full Article)
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Tap water meets the needs of most liquid-cooling applications. However, deionized water has chemical and electrical properties that make it the optimal choice for cooling when the liquid circuit... (View Full Article)
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Embedded systems are becoming more and more complex, processing and analyzing a growing number of sensors and signals. The result of this increased computing is often higher and more concentrated... (View Full Article)
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Liquid-cooled cold plates offer superior cooling for high power electronic devices, and can be purchased as standard products or can be custom designed. A custom cold plate is needed when there is a... (View Full Article)
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Heat exchangers and cold plates are used in cooling applications to remove and transfer heat from one place to another using a heat transfer fluid such as water, ethylene glycol and water solution,... (View Full Article)
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As high-power electronics continue to push power density limits, component design engineers are facing greater challenges and trade-offs in their choice for cooling solutions. One way to meet these... (View Full Article)
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The selection of the proper fittings and hose clamps for cold plates and heat exchangers is critical to a reliable liquid cooling system. It can prevent unnecessary downtime and equipment damage.... (View Full Article)
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The following is a brief overview of some fundamental heat transfer concepts. To learn more, the reader is encouraged to review the source publications and Web sites. The 1st Law of Thermodynamics... (View Full Article)
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The first step in selecting the proper product for your cooling system application is to determine the heat load, or the amount of heat generated by your system. This article explains how to establish... (View Full Article)
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Since it was first published in 1955, the book Compact Heat Exchangers, by Kays and London, has been considered one of the best references for heat exchanger and cold plate design. Kays and Londonâ s... (View Full Article)
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The performance of high-powered lasers depends on effective cooling. High-powered lasers generate a significant amount of heat that must be removed from the laser system to avoid overheating critical... (View Full Article)
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Water and water/glycol solutions are common heat transfer fluids used in cooling systems and recirculating chillers. Although the fluids are the lifeblood for your heat transfer applications, they can... (View Full Article)
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The trend in the electronics packaging industry is towards smaller, more powerful devices. With these small, high power components, however, there are also higher heat fluxes. As a result, engineers... (View Full Article)
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To select the best cold plate for your application, you need to know the cooling fluid flow rate, the fluid inlet temperature, the heat load of the devices attached to the cold plate, and the maximum... (View Full Article)
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In many liquid cooling loops, the heat that is picked up by a cold plate is rejected to the ambient air via a heat exchanger. Figure 1 shows a typical liquid cooling loop, consisting of a cold plate... (View Full Article)
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Now that youâ ve determined liquid cooling is the solution, do you know what heat transfer fluid to use? One of the most important factors when choosing a liquid cooling technology for your... (View Full Article)
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To be effective, all cold plates require intimate surface-to-surface contact with the component or board-to-be-cooled. Unfortunately, irregular surface areas, both on the electronic components and on... (View Full Article)
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Vacuum brazing is a high-end joining technology because it results in parts with extremely strong joints and with no residual corrosive flux. It is a process in which two base metals, such as aluminum... (View Full Article)
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Lytron recommends using a 30/70 glycol-water mixture with its recirculating chillers whenever the coolant temperature set point is below 10°C (48°F). The glycol lowers the freezing point of the... (View Full Article)