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Title: Vacuum manufacture of cryogenic pressure vessels for hydrogen storage

Abstract

In one aspect the present disclosure relates to a method of manufacturing a cryogenic pressure vessel. The method may include providing a metal lined, composite wrapped vessel which has a boss. The method may further include securing an inlet to the boss, and then encapsulating the metal lined, composite wrapped vessel within a metallic layer in a vacuum controlled environment to form an encapsulated inner tank subassembly. The method may further include securing at least one support to an exterior of the encapsulated inner tank subassembly, and within the controlled vacuum environment, applying a metal coating over the encapsulated inner tank subassembly and the at least one support to form a metal coated, encapsulated inner tank subassembly. The method may further include, within the controlled vacuum environment, encapsulating the metal coated, encapsulated inner tank subassembly within a metallic vacuum jacket, which forms the cryogenic pressure vessel.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Ford Motor Company, Detroit, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1860095
Patent Number(s):
11181236
Application Number:
16/642,684
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA); Ford Motor Company (Dearborn, MI)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F17 - STORING OR DISTRIBUTING GASES OR LIQUIDS F17C - VESSELS FOR CONTAINING OR STORING COMPRESSED, LIQUEFIED OR SOLIDIFIED GASES
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 08/27/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Aceves, Salvador M., Elmer, John W., Espinosa-Loza, Francisco, Petitpas, Guillaume, Smith, James, Veenstra, Michael Jon, and Szoucsek, Klaus. Vacuum manufacture of cryogenic pressure vessels for hydrogen storage. United States: N. p., 2021. Web.
Aceves, Salvador M., Elmer, John W., Espinosa-Loza, Francisco, Petitpas, Guillaume, Smith, James, Veenstra, Michael Jon, & Szoucsek, Klaus. Vacuum manufacture of cryogenic pressure vessels for hydrogen storage. United States.
Aceves, Salvador M., Elmer, John W., Espinosa-Loza, Francisco, Petitpas, Guillaume, Smith, James, Veenstra, Michael Jon, and Szoucsek, Klaus. Tue . "Vacuum manufacture of cryogenic pressure vessels for hydrogen storage". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1860095.
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Cryogenic Fluid Tank and Its Use
patent-application, May 2014


Pressure Vessel, Liner and Method for Manufacturing a Pressure Vessel
patent-application, November 2017


Storage system having flexible vacuum jacket
patent, August 2014


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Container for holding a cryogenic fluid
patent-application, June 2005


Transport Container
patent-application, August 2018


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