Reservoirs provide water storage with a storage depot to compensate for the natural loss of cooling fluid, for example in the form of diffusion through the tubing, and to prevent air bubbles in the circuit, which in turn could lead to increased operating noise of the pump.
In addition to these purely practical aspects, expansion tanks can also set visual highlights. Acrylic tubes are particularly suitable for this because they offer various modding possibilities with their transparent optics (lighting, colored liquids, etc.). In addition, they are flexibly placeable and are available in different sizes.
This is a Bitspower model in "Ice Blue", a blue, transparent tube that is great for lighting, including two screwed-in POM lids. These are sealed with two rubber rings opposite the acrylic tube. This is comparably thick and therefore very stable. The upper cover of the normally vertically mounted expansion tank has a single G1 / 4 inch thread.
Particularly interesting: On the inside, the inlet opens into three individual openings, which are aligned laterally. This provides a special eye-catcher when the upper connection is used as an inlet and the water flows in three separate jets against the acrylic body.
In contrast, the lower POM cover has three G1 / 4 inch threads. One of these openings is connected to an internal flow tube. This is used as an inlet, when inlet and outlet are both led from the bottom to the expansion tank. If the inlet, however, from the top, should be used as a drain one of the other two openings, as at a water level below the height of the stagnation tube otherwise air is sucked.
The expansion tank are two sealing plugs, with which the respectively not required two openings are sealed. One of these plugs is transparent and can accommodate an optional lighting module, which can be effective light mods realized.
The scope of supply also includes two mounting rings. These are simply pushed over the tube and pressed together at the desired location. Thanks to the straight outside and the corresponding holes, they can be screwed on flexibly. The screws necessary for the installation as well as the necessary connections are notincluded in delivery.