Vegas & CES

Ice Dragon Cooling will be headed to Vegas again this year for the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show. The International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Held in Las Vegas every year, it has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.

Official Origin Coolant

Ice Dragon Cooling Fluid Is Now
The Official Cooling Fluid of
The ORIGIN CRYOGENIC Custom Liquid Cooling System

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CES booth info

Ice Dragon team will be located in the
Las Vegas Convention Center,
South Hall 2,
Booth #26312

CES site

Technical

The research that led to the creation of Ice Dragon Coolingbegan in the early part of 2007.  Dale McCants was pursuing his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Carolina, and Andrew Hayes had left the Air Force Research Lab to do post-doc work on the project. The project began with the creation of the flow loop. This was built entirely
from scratch. It could flow water/nanofluid at a flow rate of almost 50gpm through a 2in x 2in square channel. Inside the square channel was a heated flat plate that had thermocouples equally spaced down the center line in the direction of flow.  The loop also had a liquid-to-liquid heat exchanger that controlled the fluid temperature inside the loop. Data was collected
at various flow rates. We also compared various kinds of nanofluids made up of different amounts of different nanoparticles to that of water. By knowing the fluid properties, flow rate, heat input, temperatures of the fluid and the plate we were able calculate the convective coefficient for the particular fluid. This let us compare the different fluids and determine which one was the best performing fluid.  We also had a LaVision laser system to investigate the flow field.

Test Loop

After performing tests on all the different types of nanofluids and water, we had to crunch a tremendous amount of data.