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Title: Fuel cell system blower configuration

Abstract

An exemplary fuel cell system includes a cell stack assembly having a plurality of cathode components and a plurality of anode components. A first reactant blower has an outlet situated to provide a first reactant to the cathode components. A second reactant blower has an outlet situated to provide a second reactant to the anode components. The second reactant blower includes a fan portion that moves the second reactant through the outlet. The second reactant blower also includes a motor portion that drives the fan portion and a bearing portion associated with the fan portion and the motor portion. The motor portion has a motor coolant inlet coupled with the outlet of the first reactant blower to receive some of the first reactant for cooling the motor portion.

Inventors:
;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Audi AG, Ingolstadt, DE (Germany)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1410527
Patent Number(s):
9,831,510
Application Number:
13/872,237
Assignee:
Audi AG (Ingolstadt, DE) NETL
DOE Contract Number:  
NT0003894
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Apr 29
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Patel, Kirtikumar H., and Saito, Kazuo. Fuel cell system blower configuration. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Patel, Kirtikumar H., & Saito, Kazuo. Fuel cell system blower configuration. United States.
Patel, Kirtikumar H., and Saito, Kazuo. Tue . "Fuel cell system blower configuration". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1410527.
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abstractNote = {An exemplary fuel cell system includes a cell stack assembly having a plurality of cathode components and a plurality of anode components. A first reactant blower has an outlet situated to provide a first reactant to the cathode components. A second reactant blower has an outlet situated to provide a second reactant to the anode components. The second reactant blower includes a fan portion that moves the second reactant through the outlet. The second reactant blower also includes a motor portion that drives the fan portion and a bearing portion associated with the fan portion and the motor portion. The motor portion has a motor coolant inlet coupled with the outlet of the first reactant blower to receive some of the first reactant for cooling the motor portion.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Nov 28 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Tue Nov 28 00:00:00 EST 2017}
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Hydraulic fuel system
patent-application, February 2002