Immersion vs. Non-Immersion Cooling for Bitcoin Mining
Delivered February 22, 2020. Contributor: Katherine M.
Compare single phase immersion cooling and fan powered cooling for bitcoin mining to determine the most efficient and cost effective mining solution that will fit in a 40-foot shipping container, including set-up costs.
Immersion Cooling Requirements
Switching to immersion cooling for bitcoin miners requires additional equipment that can make start-up costs higher than when using a fan-based system.
To use immersion cooling, individuals need immersion tanks, liquid coolant that is safe for the equipment, pumps and piping to circulate the coolant and a heat rejection system, such as dry coolers, to cool the heated coolant.
Individuals can also purchase complete immersion cooling systems rather than assembling each component individually.
The Universal ILC Crypto Mining Enclosure from DCX using single-phase immersion cooling with their proprietary fluid can decrease electricity costs by up to 30% and increase hashrate by up to 20%.