US Patent No. 10,973,141

COOLING SYSTEM FOR ENCLOSURE FOR ELECTRICAL NETWORK PROTECTION ELEMENT


Patent No. 10,973,141
Issue Date April 06, 2021
Title Cooling System For Enclosure For Electrical Network Protection Element
Inventorship Thomas Ambrose Dauzat, Shreveport, LA (US)
Cecilia Espinoza Diaz, Nuevo Leon (MX)
Luis Sanchez Cabral, Nuevo Leon (MX)
Assignee GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, Schenectady, NY (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,973,141

1. An enclosure for an electrical network protection element comprising:a housing having an interior portion configured to accommodate the electrical network protection element;
a flange attached to the housing;
a first door hingeably attached to a first vertical side of the flange, the first door including
a first wedge projection along a beveled inner edge of the first door; and
a second door hingeably attached to a second vertical side of the flange, the second door including a first channel gasket along a beveled inner edge of the second door, the first channel gasket of the second door arranged to provide a compression sealing in cooperation with the first wedge projection in the beveled inner edge of the first door; and
a cooling system connected to the housing comprising:
one or more false walls connected to an external surface of the housing;
one or more panels connected to at least one of the one or more false walls; and
one or more coolant transfer pipes connected to the one or more panels and further connected to a coolant reservoir, wherein the one or more coolant transfer pipes circulate coolant through at least one of: the coolant reservoir, the one or more panels, and the one or more false walls.