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Rain Hat for Data Processor That is Subject to Water Damage From Sprinkler System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060115D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gallagher, RM: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A data processor has openings near the top for air cooling, and the processor can be damaged by water alone when a sprinkler system is turned on accidentally or when the sprinkler system turns on as the result of a fire that does not damage the processor. A rain hat is normally located over the processo shed water from the sprinkler. Smoke and temperature detectors are positioned to detect fire in the processor and are connected to activate a release mechanism in case of fire.

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Rain Hat for Data Processor That is Subject to Water Damage From Sprinkler System

A data processor has openings near the top for air cooling, and the processor can be damaged by water alone when a sprinkler system is turned on accidentally or when the sprinkler system turns on as the result of a fire that does not damage the processor. A rain hat is normally located over the processo shed water from the sprinkler. Smoke and temperature detectors are positioned to detect fire in the processor and are connected to activate a release mechanism in case of fire.

A tent shaped frame is normally covered by a sheet of suitable material, preferably a transparent plastic. A roller is mounted along one of the lower edges of the frame parallel to the ridge. One edge of the sheet is attached to the roller. The roller is spring biased to wind up the material and thereby expose the processor to the sprinkler system when the opposite edge of the material is released. Button holes are formed along the opposite edge and are hooked over solenoids. When the solenoids are energized, the sheet is released. The solenoids are energized by a suitable sensing circuit. A battery power supply is provided in case normal electrical power is lost during a fire. The frame can be attached to the processor frame or can be hung from the ceiling.

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