US Patent No. 9,883,616

MANIFOLD HEAT EXCHANGER


Patent No. 9,883,616
Issue Date January 30, 2018
Title Manifold Heat Exchanger
Inventorship Timothy J. Chainer, Putnam Valley, NY (US)
Pritish R. Parida, Fishkill, NY (US)
Assignee International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,883,616

1. A manifold for cooling electronic equipment, the apparatus manifold comprising:
a facility side coolant supply line;
a facility side coolant return line coupled to the manifold;
a plurality of liquid-to-liquid heat exchangers connected in parallel to the facility side coolant supply line; and
a plurality of pumps fastened to the manifold, each of the pumps is coupled to at least one of the liquid-to-liquid heat exchangers
and regulates coolant flow through at least one of the liquid-to-liquid heat exchangers;

a plurality of valves, the valves are coupled to the facility side coolant supply line, each of the valves controls the coolant
flow from the facility side coolant supply line to a respective liquid-to-liquid heat exchanger; and

a plurality of bypass lines, each of the valves regulates the coolant flow from the facility side coolant supply line between
the respective liquid-to-liquid heat exchanger and a respective bypass line of the plurality of bypass lines.