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Processor Cooling Water System With Interlock On Quick Disconnect Coupling

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044751D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Comb, JW: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Opposite halves of a quick disconnect coupling are constructed as part of the housing of two ball valves and this assembly is located between two separable parts of the cooling water system of a data processor. The handles of the valves are combined with an interlock mechanism to prevent maintenance personnel from disconnecting the coupling when either valve is open. The disconnect is conventional and is operated by sliding an outer cylindrical component from left to right (in an arbitrary orientation). The slidable component has two encircling flanges. The handle to the right valve has a segment that is moved to a position just to the right of the rightmost one of the flanges to block the motion of the release component when the valve is open. When the valve is closed, the sector is moved clear of the flange.

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Processor Cooling Water System With Interlock On Quick Disconnect Coupling

Opposite halves of a quick disconnect coupling are constructed as part of the housing of two ball valves and this assembly is located between two separable parts of the cooling water system of a data processor. The handles of the valves are combined with an interlock mechanism to prevent maintenance personnel from disconnecting the coupling when either valve is open. The disconnect is conventional and is operated by sliding an outer cylindrical component from left to right (in an arbitrary orientation). The slidable component has two encircling flanges. The handle to the right valve has a segment that is moved to a position just to the right of the rightmost one of the flanges to block the motion of the release component when the valve is open. When the valve is closed, the sector is moved clear of the flange. The handle of the left valve has an interlock that is similar except that its segment has an arcuate rim projecting toward the release mechanism and located just to the right of the leftmost flange when the right valve is open.

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