NEW TEST STANDARD TIM AND IMS MATERIALS TO ENABLE SIDE-BY-SIDE COMPARISON
Global electronics association IPC has published a new method for testing thermal properties of materials. The standard should finally give designers and thermal engineers a way to compare multiple technical data sheets side-by-side. Will IPC TM-650-2.4.54 replace ASTM D5470?
CELL-TO-BODY DESIGNS COULD BENEFIT OVERALL THERMAL MANAGEMENT IN EV BATTERIES
As car manufacturers and battery OEMs are looking to cram more energy into electric vehicles, while cutting materials, weight and costs at the same time, fire safety and thermal management have come to the fore as primary concerns. Will we see more EV fire incidents and bad publicity hurting the transition to electric?
BIGGEST MARKET OPPORTUNITY FOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES
Many industries rely on effective thermal management systems to support the growth of their technologies. With continually increasing consumer and performance demands within a number of industries, there are ample opportunities for innovative cooling technologies to support this growth.
POWERING THE NEXT GENERATION OF VEHICLES
As the global initiatives strive to cut down emissions, electric vehicles (EV) will soon become the dominant transportation on our roads. The key technology in EVs is of course the battery, with the electric vehicle battery market projected to be in excess of $150 billion USD by 2028.
With this rising demand for batteries (namely lithium-ion) as well as for increasing their capabilities such as improved energy density, one of the key challenges which needs to be addressed is thermal management.
Effective thermal management not only improves the performance of the battery and system, but also ensures that the technology is operating safely without the risk of thermal propagation.
New developments in thermal management of batteries are a hot topic in the industry, with manufacturers exploring a number of new techniques and technologies.
WEIGHING UP THE BENEFITS OF PASSIVE VS ACTIVE COOLING
In the advent of advancing technologies through miniaturization and electrification, thermal management serves as the core for effective system performance in a number of energy generating applications; automotive, electronics, aerospace, energy storage and more.
Requirements for these technologies are increasing, with customers seeking for lighter, cost-effective, tailored systems for their application.
Thermal management can be split in to two types: active and passive. With a number of thermal management solutions available on the market, weighing the benefits of the two for each unique application is crucial to ensuring optimal system performance.