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RE: rack power question

  • From: Alex Rubenstein
  • Date: Tue Mar 25 11:27:57 2008

Well, seeing as that most pad mounted transformers use mineral oil as a
heat transfer agent (in applications up to and exceeding 230kv), I don't
suspect it is of issue.

However, we've all seen nice transformer fires.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf
> Justin Shore
> Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 10:20 AM
> To: Dorn Hetzel
> Cc: nanog list
> Subject: Re: rack power question
> Dorn Hetzel wrote:
> > Of course, my chemistry is a little rusty, so I'm not sure about the
> > prospects for a non-toxic, non-flammable, non-conductive substance
> with
> > workable fluid flow and heat transfer properties :)
> Mineral oil?  I'm not sure about the non-flammable part though.  Not
> oils burn but I'm not sure if mineral oil is one of them.  It is used
> for immersion cooling though.
> Justin