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Cooling Water Flow Through An Electronics Cabinet Hinge

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048636D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 59K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Seidel, RJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

A hinge for an electronics cabinet is disclosed which includes a channel through its pivot axis which connects a cooling water inlet port along the axis to an outlet port along one of the hasps of the hinge, to enable cooling water flow to heat dissipating electronics in the cabinet.

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Cooling Water Flow Through An Electronics Cabinet Hinge

A hinge for an electronics cabinet is disclosed which includes a channel through its pivot axis which connects a cooling water inlet port along the axis to an outlet port along one of the hasps of the hinge, to enable cooling water flow to heat dissipating electronics in the cabinet.

A water-cooled electronics cabinet frame was disclosed by J.P. Corderman in the IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin 2, 206-207 (June 1979). An Improved technique for delivering the cooling water to the electronics cabinet is provided by the water-conducting, hollow hinge disclosed herein. Fig. 1 shows a top view of the hinge, and Fig. 2 shows a cross-sectional view along the section lines A-A' of Fig. 1. The hinge is mounted by means of the base 2 onto a stationary portion of the electronics cabinet. The base 2 includes the cylindrical bearing surfaces 4 and 6 which support the hinge shaft 5 along the cylindrical axis 12. The hasp portion 8 of the hinge is pivotally mounted on the shaft 5 and is bolted at its surface 10 to the electronics gate to which cooling water is to be delivered and drained. The shaft 5 has a first cylindrical cavity 22 and a second cylindrical cavity 32 coaxial with the axis 12. The cylindrical cavity 22 conducts cooling water from the water source tube 18 through the inlet port 20 of the stationary base 2, through the cavity 22 and out of the outlet port 24 in the side of the shaft 5 to the outlet channel...