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Method for an advanced thermal solution drip warning system

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012706D
Publication Date: 2003-May-21
Document File: 6 page(s) / 378K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method for an advanced thermal solution (liquid cooling) drip warning system. Benefits include improved functionality, an improved production environment, and an improved maintenance environment.

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Method for an advanced thermal solution drip warning system

Disclosed is a method for an advanced thermal solution (liquid cooling) drip warning system. Benefits include improved functionality, an improved production environment, and an improved maintenance environment.

General description

              The disclosed method is an advanced thermal solution drip warning system that signals when a cooling system leak occurs. The warning light illuminates and the tachometer reading is set to zero RPMs when moisture is present.

              The key elements of the method include:

•             Pan that functions as a carrier/mounting plate for a pump and a liquid heat exchanger

•             Absorbent paper that functions as a wick

•             Wire that functions as a ground to the pump’s tachometer output signal

•             Gutter that channels moisture to a tube that functions as a drain to prevent fluid from spilling to the inside of the chassis

Advantages

              The disclosed method provides advantages, including:

•             Improved functionality due to providing a liquid cooling drip warning system

•             Improved production environment due to indicating when a moisture problem is occurring

•             Improved maintenance environment due to providing a method for checking for the presence of moisture without shutting down the system and removing the chassis from the server rack

•             Improved maintenance environment due to providing a method for draining the fluid without spillage to the inside of the chassis

Detailed description

              The disclosed method is a liquid-cooling drip warning system (see Figure 1). Absorbent paper sits in a shallow pan (Figure 5). The paper is preferably of a fibrous nature to quickly spread out any moisture. The carrier or shallow pan serves primarily as a carrier (mounting plate) for the pump and liquid heat exchanger (see Figure 2). The carrier is limited to a very shallow lip of approximately 1 mm, which is just enough to hold the paper...