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Title: Electrochemical compressor refrigeration appartus with integral leak detection system

An electrochemical compressor system, such as an electrochemical refrigeration system includes a sealed vessel that reduces leak issues related to the electrochemical cell. The sealed vessel may be molded or formed from a polymer or a composite polymer having reinforcing materials, such as fibers therein. The sealed vessel may be plated with metal to reduce gas permeation through the wall of the vessel and to accommodate and improve the attachment of conduits, including metal conduits thereto. A metal conduit may be brazed onto a vessel and the brazing material may be selected for polymer to metal joining and for reduced contamination potential of the system. The electrochemical compressor system incorporates a leak sensor configured at least partially within the sealed rigid vessel that measures the pressure within the vessel.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1465994
Assignee:
Xergy Inc. (Harrington, DE) CHO
Patent Number(s):
10,024,590
Application Number:
15/418,851
Contract Number:
SC0009636
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2017 Jan 30
Research Org:
Xergy Inc., Harrington, DE (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English