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Title: Fuel cell cooler assembly and edge seal means therefor

Abstract

A cooler assembly for a stack of fuel cells comprises a fibrous, porous coolant tube holder sandwiched between and bonded to at least one of a pair of gas impervious graphite plates. The tubes are disposed in channels which pass through the holder. The channels are as deep as the holder thickness, which is substantially the same as the outer diameter of the tubes. Gas seals along the edges of the holder parallel to the direction of the channels are gas impervious graphite strips.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Coventry, CT
  2. Stafford Springs, CT
  3. Glastonbury, CT
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
863714
Patent Number(s):
4233369
Assignee:
United Technologies Corporation (Hartford, CT)
DOE Contract Number:  
EX-77-C-03-1471
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fuel; cell; cooler; assembly; edge; seal; means; stack; cells; comprises; fibrous; porous; coolant; tube; holder; sandwiched; bonded; pair; gas; impervious; graphite; plates; tubes; disposed; channels; pass; deep; thickness; substantially; outer; diameter; seals; edges; parallel; direction; strips; fuel cell; gas impervious; edge seal; fuel cells; coolant tube; gas seal; outer diameter; tube holder; seal means; graphite plates; cells comprise; cell cooler; porous coolant; cooler assembly; /429/

Citation Formats

Breault, Richard D, Roethlein, Richard J, and Congdon, Joseph V. Fuel cell cooler assembly and edge seal means therefor. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Breault, Richard D, Roethlein, Richard J, & Congdon, Joseph V. Fuel cell cooler assembly and edge seal means therefor. United States.
Breault, Richard D, Roethlein, Richard J, and Congdon, Joseph V. Tue . "Fuel cell cooler assembly and edge seal means therefor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863714.
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author = {Breault, Richard D and Roethlein, Richard J and Congdon, Joseph V},
abstractNote = {A cooler assembly for a stack of fuel cells comprises a fibrous, porous coolant tube holder sandwiched between and bonded to at least one of a pair of gas impervious graphite plates. The tubes are disposed in channels which pass through the holder. The channels are as deep as the holder thickness, which is substantially the same as the outer diameter of the tubes. Gas seals along the edges of the holder parallel to the direction of the channels are gas impervious graphite strips.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {1}
}

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