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Title: Lightweight cryogenic-compatible pressure vessels for vehicular fuel storage

Abstract

A lightweight, cryogenic-compatible pressure vessel for flexibly storing cryogenic liquid fuels or compressed gas fuels at cryogenic or ambient temperatures. The pressure vessel has an inner pressure container enclosing a fuel storage volume, an outer container surrounding the inner pressure container to form an evacuated space therebetween, and a thermal insulator surrounding the inner pressure container in the evacuated space to inhibit heat transfer. Additionally, vacuum loss from fuel permeation is substantially inhibited in the evacuated space by, for example, lining the container liner with a layer of fuel-impermeable material, capturing the permeated fuel in the evacuated space, or purging the permeated fuel from the evacuated space.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
The Regents of the University of California, Oakland, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174777
Patent Number(s):
6,708,502
Application Number:
10/260,079
Assignee:
University Of California, The Regents Of OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Aceves, Salvador, Berry, Gene, and Weisberg, Andrew H. Lightweight cryogenic-compatible pressure vessels for vehicular fuel storage. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Aceves, Salvador, Berry, Gene, & Weisberg, Andrew H. Lightweight cryogenic-compatible pressure vessels for vehicular fuel storage. United States.
Aceves, Salvador, Berry, Gene, and Weisberg, Andrew H. Tue . "Lightweight cryogenic-compatible pressure vessels for vehicular fuel storage". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174777.
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title = {Lightweight cryogenic-compatible pressure vessels for vehicular fuel storage},
author = {Aceves, Salvador and Berry, Gene and Weisberg, Andrew H.},
abstractNote = {A lightweight, cryogenic-compatible pressure vessel for flexibly storing cryogenic liquid fuels or compressed gas fuels at cryogenic or ambient temperatures. The pressure vessel has an inner pressure container enclosing a fuel storage volume, an outer container surrounding the inner pressure container to form an evacuated space therebetween, and a thermal insulator surrounding the inner pressure container in the evacuated space to inhibit heat transfer. Additionally, vacuum loss from fuel permeation is substantially inhibited in the evacuated space by, for example, lining the container liner with a layer of fuel-impermeable material, capturing the permeated fuel in the evacuated space, or purging the permeated fuel from the evacuated space.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2004},
month = {3}
}

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