Shell Lubricants introduces immersion cooling fluids

Shell Lubricants has introduced a range of single-phase immersion cooling fluids to keep computer components cool while helping to cut energy consumption and lower carbon dioxide emissions, especially in energy-intensive facilities such as data centres.

Immersion cooling is a way of cooling IT hardware, including whole servers, by immersing them in a dielectric (electrically non-conductive) fluid. In single-phase immersion cooling, the fluid stays as a liquid without changing phase.

“We believe Shell’s immersion cooling technology is an essential piece of the puzzle in tackling data centre energy use that will be key to helping customers deliver on their sustainability commitments. Made from natural gas using Shell’s gas-to-liquids (GTL) process, Shell Immersion Cooling Fluids are designed to maximise the energy efficiency and performance of data servers and information technology (IT) components,” said Mansi Tripathy, Vice President, Shell Lubricants for Asia Pacific.

Shell’s GTL products made from natural gas are synthetic fluids. They are colourless, odourless, inherently biodegradable to different extents, stable, and provide good performance and material compatibility.

Shell Lubricants is also looking to work with key players in the data centre ecosystem in Asia – such as tank original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), system integrators, data centre owners and co-locators – for proof-of-concepts with its immersion cooling fluids to meet next-generation computing requirements.