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Water Cooled Data Processor With Modular Heat Exchangers Inter-Connecting Primary (processor) Cooling Loop And Secondary Cooling Loop

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000065727D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Chu, RC [+details]

Abstract

A water cooled data processor has several module heat exchanger units and a tank that holds four (e.g.) modular units. Each modular unit includes a supporting structure that forms the top of the tank for the section occupied by the unit, a finned-tube heat exchanger, and a pump. The tubes of each heat exchanger are releasably connected in series and are connected to a source of water that is chilled by a refrigeration unit. The tank holds cooling water for the primary circuit (through the processor), and it forms an expansion tank for this circuit. Water in the primary circuit that has been eated by the processor enters the tank near the bottom, and a baffle at the bottom of the tank distributes the water to the four heat exchangers.