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Title: Fuel cell cooler assembly and edge seal means therefor

Abstract

A cooler assembly for a stack of fuel cells comprises a fibrous, porous coolant tube holder sandwiched between and bonded to at least one of a pair of gas impervious graphite plates. The tubes are disposed in channels which pass through the holder. The channels are as deep as the holder thickness, which is substantially the same as the outer diameter of the tubes. Gas seals along the edges of the holder parallel to the direction of the channels are gas impervious graphite strips.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6511866
Patent Number(s):
US 4233369
Assignee:
United Technologies Corp
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 29 Oct 1979
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; FUEL CELLS; COOLING SYSTEMS; COOLANTS; DESIGN; GRAPHITE; PIPES; SEALS; CARBON; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; ELEMENTS; ENERGY SYSTEMS; NONMETALS; 300503* - Fuel Cells- Materials, Components, & Auxiliaries

Citation Formats

Breault, R D, Congdon, J V, and Roethlein, R J. Fuel cell cooler assembly and edge seal means therefor. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Breault, R D, Congdon, J V, & Roethlein, R J. Fuel cell cooler assembly and edge seal means therefor. United States.
Breault, R D, Congdon, J V, and Roethlein, R J. Tue . "Fuel cell cooler assembly and edge seal means therefor". United States.
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abstractNote = {A cooler assembly for a stack of fuel cells comprises a fibrous, porous coolant tube holder sandwiched between and bonded to at least one of a pair of gas impervious graphite plates. The tubes are disposed in channels which pass through the holder. The channels are as deep as the holder thickness, which is substantially the same as the outer diameter of the tubes. Gas seals along the edges of the holder parallel to the direction of the channels are gas impervious graphite strips.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1980},
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