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Title: Electrolyzer assembly method and system

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:
OSTI Identifier:
1358261
Assignee:
General Electric Company IDO
Patent Number(s):
9,657,400
Application Number:
12/136,383
Contract Number:
FC07-06ID14789
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2008 Jun 10
Research Org:
General Electric Company, Schenectady, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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