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Title: Method and apparatus for controlling combustor temperature during transient load changes

Abstract

A method and apparatus for controlling the temperature of a combustor in a fuel cell apparatus includes a fast acting air bypass valve connected in parallel with an air inlet to the combustor. A predetermined excess quantity of air is supplied from an air source to a series connected fuel cell and combustor. The predetermined excess quantity of air is provided in a sufficient amount to control the temperature of the combustor during start-up of the fuel processor when the load on the fuel cell is zero and to accommodate any temperature transients during operation of the fuel cell.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Palmyra, NY)
  2. (West Henrietta, NY)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
GENERAL MOTORS CORP
OSTI Identifier:
874568
Patent Number(s):
6416893
Assignee:
General Motors Corporation (Detroit, MI) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-90CH10435
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; apparatus; controlling; combustor; temperature; transient; load; changes; fuel; cell; fast; acting; air; bypass; valve; connected; parallel; inlet; predetermined; excess; quantity; supplied; source; series; provided; sufficient; amount; control; start-up; processor; zero; accommodate; transients; operation; fuel cell; series connected; cell apparatus; /429/

Citation Formats

Clingerman, Bruce J., and Chalfant, Robert W. Method and apparatus for controlling combustor temperature during transient load changes. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Clingerman, Bruce J., & Chalfant, Robert W. Method and apparatus for controlling combustor temperature during transient load changes. United States.
Clingerman, Bruce J., and Chalfant, Robert W. Tue . "Method and apparatus for controlling combustor temperature during transient load changes". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874568.
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title = {Method and apparatus for controlling combustor temperature during transient load changes},
author = {Clingerman, Bruce J. and Chalfant, Robert W.},
abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for controlling the temperature of a combustor in a fuel cell apparatus includes a fast acting air bypass valve connected in parallel with an air inlet to the combustor. A predetermined excess quantity of air is supplied from an air source to a series connected fuel cell and combustor. The predetermined excess quantity of air is provided in a sufficient amount to control the temperature of the combustor during start-up of the fuel processor when the load on the fuel cell is zero and to accommodate any temperature transients during operation of the fuel cell.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2002},
month = {1}
}

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