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Title: Manifold, bus support and coupling arrangement for solid oxide fuel cells

Abstract

Individual, tubular solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) are assembled into bundles called a module within a housing, with a plurality of modules arranged end-to-end in a linear, stacked configuration called a string. A common set of piping comprised of a suitable high temperature resistant material (1) provides fuel and air to each module housing, (2) serves as electrically conducting buses, and (3) provides structural support for a string of SOFC modules. Ceramic collars are used to connect fuel and air inlet piping to each of the electrodes in an SOFC module and provide (1) electrical insulation for the current carrying bus bars and gas manifolds, (2) damping for the fuel and air inlet piping, and (3) proper spacing between the fuel and air inlet piping to prevent contact between these tubes and possible damage to the SOFC. 11 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6296419
Patent Number(s):
-US-A7184475
Application Number:
ON: DE89009604
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy ANL; EDB-89-062463
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; FUEL CELLS; DESIGN; CONFIGURATION; ELECTRIC CONDUCTORS; ENGINEERING DRAWINGS; GAS FLOW; INVENTIONS; SOLID ELECTROLYTES; DIAGRAMS; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; ELECTROLYTES; FLUID FLOW; 300501* - Fuel Cells- Design & Development

Citation Formats

Parry, G.W. Manifold, bus support and coupling arrangement for solid oxide fuel cells. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Parry, G.W. Manifold, bus support and coupling arrangement for solid oxide fuel cells. United States.
Parry, G.W. Thu . "Manifold, bus support and coupling arrangement for solid oxide fuel cells". United States.
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