The University of Southampton

Thermal bubble behaviours in high voltage thermosyphon coolants under electric field

Date:
2015-2018
Themes:
High Voltage Engineering, Liquid dielectrics
Funding:
ABB

In order to improve overall HV plant efficiency, there is increased use of thermosyphon technology to provide temperature control, replacing conventional pumps, fans and radiators. Hydrofluoroethers [C4F9OCH3] and Fluorinated ketone [CF3CF2C(O)CF(CF3)2] are two low global warming potential coolants. One use of these fluids in high voltage plant is as the coolants within a thermosyphon. This project aims to characterise the dielectric properties of the candidate coolants and their coupled thermal-electrical performance.

Primary investigators

  • Paul Lewin
  • Dr Richard Chippendale
  • Jaroslav Hemrle (ABB)

Secondary investigator

Associated research group

  • Electronics and Computer Science
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