Originally Posted by ez12a
i dont think it's even that intricate. I would bet salt/sea water doesnt even come close to the actual hardware. it's used to cool a heat exchanger that's connected to the servers.
Well yes, it even says so in the article:
Originally Posted by Article
t doesn't pump seawater directly through its cooling systems. Instead, the seawater goes to a heat exchanger where it's used to cool fresh water.
But you have to get the sea water to
the exchanger, and build the exchanger out of something
Given that plastics are not too great at heat transfer that leaves a titanium heat exchanger, probably shell and tube type rather than plate and frame - slightly harder to clean but a lot more resistant to blockages.
The sea water tubing to and from the heat exchanger could be plastic or titanium, again it depends on the pressure and flow rate.Edited by GingerJohn - 5/17/13 at 8:40am