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Compact Integrated Radial Fan, Heat Exchanger, and Optional Pump

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000124319D
Publication Date: 2005-Apr-15
Document File: 2 page(s) / 33K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method that uses a side inlet radial-based heat exchanger (HX) and fan combination for convective cooling. The fan combination can also contain a radial-/centrifugal-based pump for the fan motor. Benefits include reducing the space needed for the cooling hardware.

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Compact Integrated Radial Fan, Heat Exchanger, and Optional Pump

Disclosed is a method that uses a side inlet radial-based heat exchanger (HX) and fan combination for convective cooling. The fan combination can also contain a radial-/centrifugal-based pump for the fan motor. Benefits include reducing the space needed for the
cooling hardware.

Background

Currently, the components are not integrated; the fan, heat exchanger, and pump (if used) all take up valuable space.

General Description

The disclosed method uses a side inlet radial-based HX and fan combination for convective cooling (see Figure 1). The fan combination can also contain a radial-/centrifugal-based pump for the fan motor. The disclosed method is enclosed in a case that further assists convective cooling and can serve as an additional connection surface for remote heat transfer. The core of the radial HX can be a heat pipe or a fluid channel in a pumped loop. In the latter case, the fan motor can also serve as a centrifugal pump motor to drive the fluid.

Advantages

The disclosed method reduces the space needed for the cooling hardware.

Fig. 1

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