Extended Surface Liquid Cold Plates are increasingly vital for effective liquid cooling systems. Since heat transfer is directly correlated with surface area, adding surface area within the fluid path of a liquid cold plate can increase how much heat transfers into the liquid. Liquid cold plates customized with extended surfaces benefit from additional turbulence, further improving heat transfer. More turbulence is crucial for low flow rate systems or high viscosity fluids like oil.
Extended surfaces can be added to high heat flux areas of the liquid cold plate or added to the entirety of the flow path, depending on pressure drop and flow rate requirements. By balancing the additional pressure drop from extended surfaces with flow rate, Boyd engineers can drastically increase the performance of a liquid cold plate in its existing volume. Boyd offers many options for liquid cold plate improvement, but folded fin inserts, skived fin inserts, and wire turbulators are the most common and cost-effective ways to improve cold plate performance.
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