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Title: End plate assembly having a two-phase fluid-filled bladder and method for compressing a fuel cell stack

Abstract

An end plate assembly is disclosed for use in a fuel cell assembly in which the end plate assembly includes a housing having a cavity, and a bladder receivable in the cavity and engageable with the fuel cell stack. The bladder includes a two-phase fluid having a liquid portion and a vapor portion. Desirably, the two-phase fluid has a vapor pressure between about 100 psi and about 600 psi at a temperature between about 70 degrees C. to about 110 degrees C.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Clifton Park, NY)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
873602
Patent Number(s):
6200698
Assignee:
Plug Power Inc. (Latham, NY)
DOE Contract Number:  
FC01-97EE50472
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
plate; assembly; two-phase; fluid-filled; bladder; method; compressing; fuel; cell; stack; disclosed; housing; cavity; receivable; engageable; fluid; liquid; portion; vapor; desirably; pressure; 100; psi; 600; temperature; 70; degrees; 110; two-phase fluid; fuel cell; cell stack; vapor pressure; plate assembly; cell assembly; phase fluid; /429/

Citation Formats

Carlstrom, Jr., Charles M. End plate assembly having a two-phase fluid-filled bladder and method for compressing a fuel cell stack. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Carlstrom, Jr., Charles M. End plate assembly having a two-phase fluid-filled bladder and method for compressing a fuel cell stack. United States.
Carlstrom, Jr., Charles M. Mon . "End plate assembly having a two-phase fluid-filled bladder and method for compressing a fuel cell stack". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873602.
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abstractNote = {An end plate assembly is disclosed for use in a fuel cell assembly in which the end plate assembly includes a housing having a cavity, and a bladder receivable in the cavity and engageable with the fuel cell stack. The bladder includes a two-phase fluid having a liquid portion and a vapor portion. Desirably, the two-phase fluid has a vapor pressure between about 100 psi and about 600 psi at a temperature between about 70 degrees C. to about 110 degrees C.},
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