Thermal management

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Thermal Management Expo North America opens in April

The flagship event of the global Thermal Management Expo portfolio, Thermal Management Expo North America is a unique, free-to-attend exhibition and conference that connects senior engineers and key decision-makers with suppliers specialising in thermal systems and materials. Co-located with Ceramics Expo, the event will take place from April 29 to May 1, at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan, USA.

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Tests find Metis battery sensor detects thermal runaway faster than others

Metis Engineering has shared details of a publication by Sandia National Laboratories in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society. Tests found the Cell Guard sensor detected a thermal runaway incident seven minutes faster than other reported evaluations.

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Webasto High Voltage Heaters offer speed, efficiency and battery optimisation

Webasto offers three electric High Voltage Heaters (HVH) with 10-12 kW of power for electric cars, trucks, buses, construction machinery and special vehicles. The adjustable HVH 100 Compact, HVH 100 Compact+ and HVH 120 heaters are no

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Immersive cooling

Nick Flaherty explains the advantages of immersion cooling and the various forms that approach can take Immersive cooling can significantly improve the performance of e-mobility powertrain designs, allowing higher charging and discharging rates and extending the life of battery packs by keeping the temperature of battery cells under much tighter control.

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Phase change materials

Phase change materials offer intriguing possibilities in the thermal management of EV powertrains as Nick Flaherty explains Phase-change materials (PCMs) are known for their superior latent heat capacity, acting as heat absorbers without notable temperature increases. This property can be used in many different ways throughout the powertrain of e-mobility systems, from enhancing the heat transfer in the power electronics to cooling the entire battery pack

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Parker Chomerics announces thermal gels for high-vibration applications

The Chomerics division of Parker Hannifin Corporation has launched two fully cured dispensable thermal gels. The new Therm-a-Gap Gel 35VT and 50VT conduct heat away from electronics to heat sinks or enclosures, and are said to perform reliably in both vertical and high-vibration applications.

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Burger Group launches actuators for thermal management

Automotive products developer Burger Group has developed a range of electromechanical valve actuators for tackling the specific requirements of controlling active thermal management systems in vehicles (writes Rory Jackson). Stefan...


Graphene-free liquid cooling

Researchers at Samsung have developed a design for a liquid-cooled thermal management system (TMS) for large lithium-ion battery packs (writes Nick Flaherty). They first built a coupled 3D electrochemical/thermal model of a battery pack that avoids the use of materials such as graphene. Simulation showed that it is the contact resistance that has the greatest impact on the pack’s thermal performance, and the temperature performance across the pack could be determined from a single cell.

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Parker Lord expands CoolTherm portfolio of thermally conductive materials

The Parker Lord Assembly and Protection Solutions Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, a leader in motion and control technologies, is pleased to announce the launch of three new products specifically designed for electric vehicle battery systems. With a focus on collaboration, customer service and high quality, Parker Lord provides innovative solutions that meet the design, safety and performance requirements of battery manufacturers.

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Tecman unveils high-volume anti-thermal propagation pad process

Materials engineering firm Tecman says it has developed a process that for the first time enables high-volume continuous manufacture of framed Anti-Thermal Propagation (ATP) pads. ATP pads are a type of cell barrier that incorporate a physical built-in spacer that surrounds the insulation pad.