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Air-to-water Heat Exchanger With Water-leak Detection and Condensate Management

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022461D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Mar-16
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-16
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The higher heat loads in high-performance mainframes are forcing the use of recirculating air, well below the dew point in the computer room. When water is brought into a mainframe computer to cool the recirculationg air, utmost care is required to ensure that the water does not leak and flood the electronic enclosure. In addition, the water condensed on the heat exchanger has to be properly disposed off with the minimal inconvience to the customer. This invention teaches a means of reducing the water leak incidents and a means of reducing the extent of water condensation on the air-to-water heat exchanger.