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SK Enmove joins GRC’s ElectroSafe® Fluid Partner Program
GRC® (Green Revolution Cooling®), the global leader in immersion cooling for data centers, and SK Enmove (formerly SK Lubricants), Korea’s leading lubricants company, announced that SK Enmove is joining GRC’s ElectroSafe® Fluid Partner Program.
With SK Enmove’s participation in the program, GRC’s global data center customer base will have access to SK Enmove’s proprietary immersion cooling fluids. The partnership will also provide an opportunity for the two companies to collaboratively develop and improve upon new fluid formulations and advancements.
Last year, SK Enmove made a USD25 million equity investment in GRC.
“With data centers significantly increasing density, coupled with renewed attention on energy efficiency, demand for a better thermal solution is growing rapidly. We look forward to working with GRC to provide our customers the value-added benefits of critical infrastructure longevity and reduction in operating costs, with our new engineered thermal fluid,” said Jay Kim, senior vice president, Green Growth Division, SK Enmove. “This partnership also marks a pivotal step for our organisation; as we expand our business area beyond the existing lubricants business. Through the program, we believe we could enhance our competitiveness in the thermal management solutions business, which is the future direction of the company.”
SK Enmove’s proprietary engineered thermal fluid has been developed to optimise cooling for immersion-cooled data centers, providing data center operators with the peace-of-mind of increased cooling efficiency and fire safety. Additionally, the engineered thermal fluid also improves the performance of server output and system safety. By utilising SK Enmove’s thermal fluid, data center operators can also realise reduced operational costs and a reduction in environmental impact. The fluid has been engineered to withstand the life of the equipment and can be recycled and reused after decommissioning.
“SK Enmove and GRC have been collaborating on using SK’s engineered thermal fluid in GRC systems, and today’s announcement formalises the work and solidifies our relationship. The partnership will provide our joint global customers with a range of new options when it comes to cooling their data centers,” said Ben Smith, chief product officer, GRC. “By deploying liquid immersion cooling, data center operators can reduce their carbon footprint by up to 40%, mostly through the reduction in power usage. Today’s partnership will not only help reduce the environmental impact of data centers, but our collaboration on new fluid formulations will help strengthen future data centers.”
The ElectroSafe Fluid Partner Program evaluates and validates dielectric fluids designed for use in GRC’s immersion cooling systems, ensuring globally available, environmentally responsible solutions that not only meet material compatibility, performance, and safety, but also ensure that they meet customer expectations for improved data center energy efficiency, cooling capacity, and reliability. In addition to enhancing data center performance, all fluids included in the program will contribute to achieving GRC’s customers’ various ESG goals.