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Title: Electrolyzer assembly method and system

Abstract

The present techniques provide a novel electrolyzer and methods for welding components of such electrolyzers. The techniques may use conductors, such as resistance wires, placed in paths around the internal structural features and edges of the components. The conductors may be incorporated into the components during manufacture by injection molding, or other molding techniques, or may be tacked or otherwise applied to the surface of the components after manufacture. When current, a field or other excitation is applied to the conductors, the plastic surrounding the wire is melted. If this plastic is in direct contact with an adjoining component, a strong, hermetic seal may be formed between the two components, including the internal structural features.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Co., Schenectady, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1358261
Patent Number(s):
9657400
Application Number:
12/136,383
Assignee:
General Electric Company
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B29 - WORKING OF PLASTICS B29C - SHAPING OR JOINING OF PLASTICS
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B29 - WORKING OF PLASTICS B29K - INDEXING SCHEME ASSOCIATED WITH SUBCLASSES B29B, B29C OR B29D, RELATING TO MOULDING MATERIALS OR TO MATERIALS FOR {MOULDS, } REINFORCEMENTS, FILLERS OR PREFORMED PARTS, e.g. INSERTS
DOE Contract Number:  
FC07-06ID14789
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2008 Jun 10
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Swala, Dana Ray, Bourgeois, Richard Scott, Paraszczak, Steven, and Buckley, Donald Joseph. Electrolyzer assembly method and system. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Swala, Dana Ray, Bourgeois, Richard Scott, Paraszczak, Steven, & Buckley, Donald Joseph. Electrolyzer assembly method and system. United States.
Swala, Dana Ray, Bourgeois, Richard Scott, Paraszczak, Steven, and Buckley, Donald Joseph. Tue . "Electrolyzer assembly method and system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1358261.
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