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Title: Connections for solid oxide fuel cells

Abstract

A connection for fuel cell assemblies is disclosed. The connection includes compliant members connected to individual fuel cells and a rigid member connected to the compliant members. Adjacent bundles or modules of fuel cells are connected together by mechanically joining their rigid members. The compliant/rigid connection permits construction of generator fuel cell stacks from basic modular groups of cells of any desired size. The connections can be made prior to installation of the fuel cells in a generator, thereby eliminating the need for in-situ completion of the connections. In addition to allowing pre-fabrication, the compliant/rigid connections also simplify removal and replacement of sections of a generator fuel cell stack.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Pittsburgh, PA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
872750
Patent Number(s):
6001501
Assignee:
Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation (Orlando, FL)
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
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
FC21-91MC28055
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
connections; solid; oxide; fuel; cells; connection; cell; assemblies; disclosed; compliant; connected; individual; rigid; adjacent; bundles; modules; mechanically; joining; permits; construction; generator; stacks; basic; modular; desired; size; prior; installation; eliminating; in-situ; completion; addition; allowing; pre-fabrication; simplify; removal; replacement; sections; stack; cell stacks; individual fuel; fuel cell; cell stack; fuel cells; oxide fuel; solid oxide; dual fuel; /429/

Citation Formats

Collie, Jeffrey C. Connections for solid oxide fuel cells. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Collie, Jeffrey C. Connections for solid oxide fuel cells. United States.
Collie, Jeffrey C. Fri . "Connections for solid oxide fuel cells". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872750.
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abstractNote = {A connection for fuel cell assemblies is disclosed. The connection includes compliant members connected to individual fuel cells and a rigid member connected to the compliant members. Adjacent bundles or modules of fuel cells are connected together by mechanically joining their rigid members. The compliant/rigid connection permits construction of generator fuel cell stacks from basic modular groups of cells of any desired size. The connections can be made prior to installation of the fuel cells in a generator, thereby eliminating the need for in-situ completion of the connections. In addition to allowing pre-fabrication, the compliant/rigid connections also simplify removal and replacement of sections of a generator fuel cell stack.},
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year = {1999},
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