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Title: Cassette less SOFC stack and method of assembly

A cassette less SOFC assembly and a method for creating such an assembly. The SOFC stack is characterized by an electrically isolated stack current path which allows welded interconnection between frame portions of the stack. In one embodiment electrically isolating a current path comprises the step of sealing a interconnect plate to a interconnect plate frame with an insulating seal. This enables the current path portion to be isolated from the structural frame an enables the cell frame to be welded together.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1164001
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA) PNNL
Patent Number(s):
8,889,303
Application Number:
12/640,280
Contract Number:
AC0576RLO1830
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; 42 ENGINEERING; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE