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Re: rack power question

  • From: Marshall Eubanks
  • Date: Tue Mar 25 12:09:19 2008

On Mar 25, 2008, at 11:15 AM, Brian Raaen wrote:

Russia (or the USSR at that time) used to use liquid graphite to cool their
nuclear reactors, even thought it was flammable.... of course that was what
they were using in Chernobyl.

The RBMK-1000 used graphite for moderation and water for cooling.


-- Brian Raaen Network Engineer [email protected]

On Tuesday 25 March 2008, you wrote:

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 all
oils burn but I'm not sure if mineral oil is one of them. It is used
for immersion cooling though.