Many of today’s greatest technological advancements have one thing in common: a need to manage heat. Whether it’s controlling process temperatures in semiconductor wafer manufacturing or getting rid of excess heat generated by data centers, power electronics or avionics, heat transfer is critical to a wide range of applications that enable our modern lives.
At 3M, we use science to make lives better on many levels. Our 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids are developed not only to deliver excellent performance in many heat transfer applications, but to do so in a way that doesn’t compromise worker safety or environmental sustainability. Novec Engineered Fluids are dielectric and non-flammable, offer a variety of operating temperature ranges and are low-maintenance, low-mess alternatives to traditional cooling fluids such as water, water glycol or oils used for heat transfer. And they work in many applications, from cold plate cooling for semiconductors to immersion cooling for data centers to spray cooling for avionics. If you’re looking for a better way to beat the heat, contact 3M for help.
Using Novec Engineered Fluids that are specifically designed for heat transfer offers you precise, reliable performance and the assurance that your safety and sustainability needs are met. With the demands placed on modern electronics on the rise, use a coolant that is just as advanced.
When you’re using a fluid for heat transfer, there are many considerations, depending on the application. Novec fluids have:
3M Novec Engineered Fluids have a wide margin of safety for workers. When migrating from an older cooling method to Novec fluids, this can give you reassurance that you are helping protect the people who power your business. Novec fluids feature:
Novec fluids are developed to be high-performance solutions that don’t compromise environmental responsibility. You can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 99% in your application by replacing perfluorocarbon (PFC) or perfluoropolyether (PFPE) heat transfer fluids with Novec fluids. Our fluids:
3M Novec Engineered Fluids are the result of careful engineering for their intended use as a heat transfer fluid. By creating these fluids to the Novec standards for performance, safety and sustainability, our engineers put their expertise to work helping you achieve your vision for the high-performance applications of the future. Don’t see what you need? Want assistance choosing? We are constantly working on ways to meet new challenges.
Whatever your heat transfer need, and whatever your industry and business opportunity, the line of 3M Novec fluids available for heat transfer applications features:
For over 40 years, 3M Fluorinert Electronic Liquids have set the standard for direct contact cooling in the electronics industry, with many successful and innovative applications. 3M Novec Engineered Fluids build on that tradition with outstanding performance plus other desirable attributes. Contact us for help choosing which product best meets your specifications and goals.
Semiconductors sit at the heart of the devices and services that are transforming our world today. To deliver more processing power in smaller packages, wafer manufacturing requires exacting temperature control and precision processes. Equip your fab with the latest cooling technology using Novec fluids for heat transfer.
At many stages in the semiconductor fabrication process, these heat transfer fluids can provide an efficient, cost-effective, low-maintenance way of controlling process temperatures. Novec fluids don’t require deionization like aqueous coolants, aren’t flammable and provide excellent temperature uniformity. Find out how Novec Engineered Fluids can help you cool without compromise in:
Data centers are critical to every facet of our lives — from business to communications and entertainment. But large data centers consume enormous amounts of electricity, much of it for cooling. Immersion cooling using Novec fluids allows for simple thermal design and has the potential to lower data center electricity costs related to cooling by up to 97%.
Power electronics are key components of many powerful electric motor applications. The power conversion enabled by these electronics makes possible everything from high-speed electric trains to electric traction systems used in earthmoving equipment. But they require efficient cooling at high density — which can be delivered by a Novec fluid-based immersion cooling system.
The aviation industry and many types of specialized military equipment need compact, efficient, high-reliability cooling. 3M Novec Engineered Fluids have the properties required for the kinds of demands avionics and other critical electronics place on a cooling system, and are compatible with the spray cooling systems used in high-end avionics and terrestrial applications. In addition to cooling performance, Novec fluids aren't flammable like polyalphaolefin (PAO) and are far less messy than oil-type coolants, allowing for easier maintenance.
Secondary loop cooling systems used for pharmaceutical freeze-drying applications and chemical reactor cooling take advantage of the unique benefits of 3M heat transfer fluids. The low temperature properties of Novec fluids enable excellent heat transfer and process uniformity. Unlike solvents and oils typically used in these applications, Novec engineered fluids are not classified as flammable liquids which then provides a high margin of worker safety. Similarly, these characteristics of Novec fluids enables Organic Rankine Cycle Systems to efficiently recover low temperature waste heat. In addition, Novec fluids have low global warming potential and zero ozone depletion potential compared to high global warming HFCs which are also used in ORC applications.
3M Novec is more than a line of products — we’re people who share your passion for solving problems and improving lives, and our experience in a wide variety of heat transfer applications and industries means we are uniquely able to help you solve your challenges. Contact us to answer any questions you may have or to request: