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Copper Pipe System For Computer Room Plumbing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000029550D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Jul-06
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jul-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Under-the-raised-floor hoses which connect water-cooled computers to computer room water conditioners (CRWC) are required to pass the UL flammability test for cables in air-handling plenums. These hoses should be cost effective, reliable and easy to transport and install. Teflon hoses can meet these requirements, but they are expensive. This invention proposes the use of flexible copper piping sections that can be assembled in the customer location into hoses of any required shapes or lengths.

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Copper Pipe System For Computer Room Plumbing

The invention proposes flexible copper pipe sections that can be assembled in the customer location into hoses of any required shapes or lengths. One embodiment of the invention consists of 10 feet long copper pipes with a, say, 1 foot section in the middle that consists of corrugated flexible copper pipe. The 10 foot section thus can be transported in a bent shape in a 5-feet long box. The ends of the pipes can have O-ring flanges for quick connection in the customer location to make longer lengths of pipes. For connection to the computer room water conditioner (CRWC), one of the pipe sections can be terminated with a corrugated, flexible length with a quick connect. Another pipe section can have a corrugated flexible length and a quick connect at one end to attach to the mainframe. Thus a reliable, flame proof, flexible, easy to instal piping system can be achieved to connect a water-cooled computer to a CRWC.

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