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1. (WO2013123355) FACE PLUMBING ADAPTER FOR A HEAT EXCHANGER ASSEMBLY

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/123355    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/026386
Publication Date: Fri Aug 23 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Sat Feb 16 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: F28F 9/007
Applicants: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Inventors: GOODMAN, Henry, C.
DITTLY, Bruce, W.
HAMBRUCH, Joel, T.
COCCHO, Joseph
Title: FACE PLUMBING ADAPTER FOR A HEAT EXCHANGER ASSEMBLY
Abstract:
A face plumbing adapter (100) having a block portion (102) and a camber portion (104) is provided for a manifold (22) of a heat exchanger assembly (20). The block portion (102) includes an external planar face (108), a first mating surface (118) opposite that of the planar face (108), and an aperture having a B-axis extending through the planar face (108) and first mating surface (118). The camber portion (104) extends integrally from the block portion (102) in a direction away from the planar face (108) and curving inward toward the B-Axis. The camber portion (104) is biased toward the block portion (102) such that the face plumbing adapter (100) would clinch onto the manifold (22). The block and camber portions (102, 104) include respective mating surfaces that are complementary to the exterior surface area of the manifold (22) onto which the mating surfaces are affixed.