Below are the questions asked during the event, along with their respective answers.
Q: How does size/type of termination affect the flow through a QD?
A: In general, the termination should be equal to or larger than the nominal flow path of the connector for optimum performance. Smaller terminations would impede flow and would affect flow rate — it can be used, but the performance should be assessed.
Q: Do you get any better flow by over-stroking the QD on a blind-mate connection?
A: Blind mate connectors are designed with generous tolerances that allow for full flow prior to full connection. Overstroking would not result in better flow as you’d have achieved it well in advance.
Q: How many CPC customers are using off-the-shelf systems and how many are customized systems?
A: We have a good mix of custom vs. standard. We have a wide variety of catalog products, but we often work with our customers to make sure we offer products that meet their exact specifications.
Q: Do you have as standard ALLUMINIUM?
A: Although these are not in our catalog, it is a very common custom solution for CPC.
Q: Which are the standard materials of the liquid cooling couplings?
A: For our LQ series, chrome-plated brass and PPSU are our standard materials, but we can customize materials depending on the application. Aluminum and various grades of stainless steel are common material changes.
Q: Is there ever a friction loss when pressure increases in the flow path?
A: Pressure is one of the variables that affect flow. At higher pressures, friction is still a variable to consider.
Q: How to make sure the quick connector fit with your facility chilled water.
A: There are many things to consider when selecting the right connector, material, chemical compatibility, size, flow rates, pressure drops, etc. Our advice is to engage early to discuss your project needs.
Q: To reduce turbulences and frictions, could be an idea developing a spring-free flow path coupling?
A: In applications where spillage is not a concern, connectors can be used without valves. This maximizes the flow by minimizing the disruptions through the connector.
Q: How do you qualify your QD’s for new fluid types?
A: We have worked with several coolant Manufacturers in understanding what materials are recommended for compatibility with their specific fluids.
Q: Are there any standards for the male and female connectors? or we must use the male and female from the same company?
A: Connections are not interchangeable with other products. Our connectors are designed to be used with its respective counterpart.
Q: is it means plastic connector is a better choice?
A: Material selection is highly dependent on the application and the goal of the product. We recommend engaging early to discuss the scope of the project and the product requirements to specify the right product for the application.
Q: What is the maximum diameter you are offering for QD’s as on the shelf product
A: Our maximum diameter offered as a catalog product, at the moment, is 1/2in nominal flow path.