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Title: Self-cooling mono-container fuel cell generators and power plants using an array of such generators

Abstract

A mono-container fuel cell generator contains a layer of interior insulation, a layer of exterior insulation and a single housing between the insulation layers, where fuel cells, containing electrodes and electrolyte, are surrounded by the interior insulation in the interior of the generator, and the generator is capable of operating at temperatures over about 650 C, where the combination of interior and exterior insulation layers have the ability to control the temperature in the housing below the degradation temperature of the housing material. The housing can also contain integral cooling ducts, and a plurality of these generators can be positioned next to each other to provide a power block array with interior cooling. 7 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
645948
Patent Number(s):
5750278
Application Number:
PAN: 8-513,468
Assignee:
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
FC21-91MC28055
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 12 May 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; FUEL CELLS; THERMAL INSULATION; TEMPERATURE CONTROL; THERMAL DEGRADATION; MITIGATION; FUEL CELL POWER PLANTS; DESIGN

Citation Formats

Gillett, J E, Dederer, J T, and Zafred, P R. Self-cooling mono-container fuel cell generators and power plants using an array of such generators. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Gillett, J E, Dederer, J T, & Zafred, P R. Self-cooling mono-container fuel cell generators and power plants using an array of such generators. United States.
Gillett, J E, Dederer, J T, and Zafred, P R. Tue . "Self-cooling mono-container fuel cell generators and power plants using an array of such generators". United States.
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abstractNote = {A mono-container fuel cell generator contains a layer of interior insulation, a layer of exterior insulation and a single housing between the insulation layers, where fuel cells, containing electrodes and electrolyte, are surrounded by the interior insulation in the interior of the generator, and the generator is capable of operating at temperatures over about 650 C, where the combination of interior and exterior insulation layers have the ability to control the temperature in the housing below the degradation temperature of the housing material. The housing can also contain integral cooling ducts, and a plurality of these generators can be positioned next to each other to provide a power block array with interior cooling. 7 figs.},
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