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Title: Fuel cell crimp-resistant cooling device with internal coil

Abstract

A cooling assembly for fuel cells having a simplified construction whereby coolant is efficiently circulated through a conduit arranged in serpentine fashion in a channel within a member of such assembly. The channel is adapted to cradle a flexible, chemically inert, conformable conduit capable of manipulation into a variety of cooling patterns without crimping or otherwise restricting of coolant flow. The conduit, when assembled with the member, conforms into intimate contact with the member for good thermal conductivity. The conduit is non-corrodible and can be constructed as a single, manifold-free, continuous coolant passage means having only one inlet and one outlet. The conduit has an internal coil means which enables it to be bent in small radii without crimping.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (late of Linden, NJ)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
865817
Patent Number(s):
4583583
Assignee:
Engelhard Corporation (Iselin, NJ)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01M - PROCESSES OR MEANS, e.g. BATTERIES, FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ENERGY INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F28 - HEAT EXCHANGE IN GENERAL F28F - DETAILS OF HEAT-EXCHANGE AND HEAT-TRANSFER APPARATUS, OF GENERAL APPLICATION
DOE Contract Number:  
DEN 3-241
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fuel; cell; crimp-resistant; cooling; device; internal; coil; assembly; cells; simplified; construction; whereby; coolant; efficiently; circulated; conduit; arranged; serpentine; fashion; channel; adapted; cradle; flexible; chemically; inert; conformable; capable; manipulation; variety; patterns; crimping; otherwise; restricting; flow; assembled; conforms; intimate; contact; thermal; conductivity; non-corrodible; constructed; single; manifold-free; continuous; passage; means; inlet; outlet; enables; bent; radii; fuel cell; chemically inert; thermal conductivity; fuel cells; coolant flow; intimate contact; passage means; coil means; cooling assembly; cooling device; serpentine fashion; simplified construction; coolant passage; whereby coolant; conduit arranged; efficiently circulated; construction whereby; /165/138/429/

Citation Formats

Wittel, deceased, Charles F. Fuel cell crimp-resistant cooling device with internal coil. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Wittel, deceased, Charles F. Fuel cell crimp-resistant cooling device with internal coil. United States.
Wittel, deceased, Charles F. Wed . "Fuel cell crimp-resistant cooling device with internal coil". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865817.
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author = {Wittel, deceased, Charles F.},
abstractNote = {A cooling assembly for fuel cells having a simplified construction whereby coolant is efficiently circulated through a conduit arranged in serpentine fashion in a channel within a member of such assembly. The channel is adapted to cradle a flexible, chemically inert, conformable conduit capable of manipulation into a variety of cooling patterns without crimping or otherwise restricting of coolant flow. The conduit, when assembled with the member, conforms into intimate contact with the member for good thermal conductivity. The conduit is non-corrodible and can be constructed as a single, manifold-free, continuous coolant passage means having only one inlet and one outlet. The conduit has an internal coil means which enables it to be bent in small radii without crimping.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {1}
}

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