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1. (WO2017157472) AUTOMOTIVE COOLANT DISTRIBUTOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/157472    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/056042
Publication Date: Fri Sep 22 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Mar 19 00:59:59 CET 2016
IPC: B60K 11/02
F16K 11/085
Applicants: PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Inventors: MAFFEIS, Jerome
Title: AUTOMOTIVE COOLANT DISTRIBUTOR
Abstract:
The invention refers to an automotive coolant distributor (10) for selectively distributing a coolant liquid to at least two coolant outlets (21, 22, 23), comprising a distributor housing (12) with a coolant inlet (20) and the at least two distributor outlets (21, 22, 23), and a rotatable and flexible valve element (30) rotatably provided within the distributor housing (12), wherein the distributor housing (12) being provided with at least one radial housing valve opening (24, 25, 26) and the valve element (30) being provided with at least one radial valve element opening (44, 45, 46) which interferes with the radial housing valve opening (24,25,26) in a rotational opening position of the valve element (30), the valve element (20) is provided with a separation (48) over the entire axial length of the valve element (30), so that the valve element (30) radially can expand or compress, and the valve element (30) is pretensioned radially outwardly so that the outside surface (32) of the valve element (30) is in sealing contact with the inside surface (15) of the distributor housing (12).