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Title: Control apparatus and method for efficiently heating a fuel processor in a fuel cell system

Abstract

A control apparatus and method for efficiently controlling the amount of heat generated by a fuel cell processor in a fuel cell system by determining a temperature error between actual and desired fuel processor temperatures. The temperature error is converted to a combustor fuel injector command signal or a heat dump valve position command signal depending upon the type of temperature error. Logic controls are responsive to the combustor fuel injector command signals and the heat dump valve position command signal to prevent the combustor fuel injector command signal from being generated if the heat dump valve is opened or, alternately, from preventing the heat dump valve position command signal from being generated if the combustor fuel injector is opened.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174431
Patent Number(s):
6,602,624
Application Number:
09/507,805
Assignee:
General Motors Corporation (Detroit, MI) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-90CH10435
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION

Citation Formats

Doan, Tien M., and Clingerman, Bruce J. Control apparatus and method for efficiently heating a fuel processor in a fuel cell system. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Doan, Tien M., & Clingerman, Bruce J. Control apparatus and method for efficiently heating a fuel processor in a fuel cell system. United States.
Doan, Tien M., and Clingerman, Bruce J. Tue . "Control apparatus and method for efficiently heating a fuel processor in a fuel cell system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174431.
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title = {Control apparatus and method for efficiently heating a fuel processor in a fuel cell system},
author = {Doan, Tien M. and Clingerman, Bruce J.},
abstractNote = {A control apparatus and method for efficiently controlling the amount of heat generated by a fuel cell processor in a fuel cell system by determining a temperature error between actual and desired fuel processor temperatures. The temperature error is converted to a combustor fuel injector command signal or a heat dump valve position command signal depending upon the type of temperature error. Logic controls are responsive to the combustor fuel injector command signals and the heat dump valve position command signal to prevent the combustor fuel injector command signal from being generated if the heat dump valve is opened or, alternately, from preventing the heat dump valve position command signal from being generated if the combustor fuel injector is opened.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2003},
month = {8}
}

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