SPAL has been supporting OBR in its Formula Student bid for several years supplying fans for engine cooling. We are so pleased that the relationship will continue in 2020 as the team transitions from combustion to electric.
Here the team explains its approach.
"Firstly, we would like to thank you for your support in 2019. We finished the season as the UK's Top Team at Silverstone - a great achievement for us which we hope to replicate this season as we enter the electric division!
"In the lead up to this season, we have prepared a case study encompassing the previous season's work using SPAL cooling fans and indicating how our exciting shift to electric will require even more SPAL cooling!
"In short, we intend to use SPAL fans for two new tasks. One, similar to last year, we need them to increase airflow in the radiators to boost heat exchange for the electric motors and inverter. Two, we need fans for the high voltage accumulator, as it is air cooled and the fans can extract the heat generated by the cells from the inside to the outside of the monocoque."
Great to be helping with one of Formula Student’s top winning teams and we look forward to following their unfolding journey to the electric side in 2020.
Have a look at the OBR Cooling Case Study here: