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Title: Electrically insulating and sealing frame

Abstract

A combination gas seal and electrical insulator having a closed frame shape interconnects a fuel cell stack and a reactant gas plenum of a fuel cell generator. The frame can be of rectangular shape including at least one slidable spline connection in each side to permit expansion or contraction consistent with that of the walls of the gas plenum and fuel cell stack. The slidable spline connections in the frame sides minimizes lateral movement between the frame side members and sealing material interposed between the frame and the fuel cell stack or between the frame and the reactant gas plenum.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (East Hartford, CT)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
INTERNATIONAL FUEL CELLS CORP
OSTI Identifier:
864780
Patent Number(s):
4414294
Application Number:
06/424,111
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by U.S. Department of () OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC01-79ET15440
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
electrically; insulating; sealing; frame; combination; gas; seal; electrical; insulator; closed; shape; interconnects; fuel; cell; stack; reactant; plenum; generator; rectangular; including; slidable; spline; connection; permit; expansion; contraction; consistent; walls; connections; minimizes; lateral; movement; material; interposed; gas plenum; fuel cell; electrical insulator; sealing material; cell generator; electrically insulating; cell stack; reactant gas; lateral movement; gas seal; rectangular shape; combination gas; material interposed; /429/

Citation Formats

Guthrie, Robin J. Electrically insulating and sealing frame. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Guthrie, Robin J. Electrically insulating and sealing frame. United States.
Guthrie, Robin J. Tue . "Electrically insulating and sealing frame". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864780.
@article{osti_864780,
title = {Electrically insulating and sealing frame},
author = {Guthrie, Robin J.},
abstractNote = {A combination gas seal and electrical insulator having a closed frame shape interconnects a fuel cell stack and a reactant gas plenum of a fuel cell generator. The frame can be of rectangular shape including at least one slidable spline connection in each side to permit expansion or contraction consistent with that of the walls of the gas plenum and fuel cell stack. The slidable spline connections in the frame sides minimizes lateral movement between the frame side members and sealing material interposed between the frame and the fuel cell stack or between the frame and the reactant gas plenum.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {11}
}

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