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Title: Air feed tube support system for a solid oxide fuel cell generator

Abstract

A solid oxide fuel cell generator (12), containing tubular fuel cells (36) with interior air electrodes (18), where a supporting member (82) containing a plurality of holes (26) supports oxidant feed tubes (51), which pass from an oxidant plenum (52") into the center of the fuel cells, through the holes (26) in the supporting member (82), where a compliant gasket (86) around the top of the oxidant feed tubes and on top (28) of the supporting member (82) helps support the oxidant feed tubes and center them within the fuel cells, and loosen the tolerance for centering the air feed tubes.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Monroeville, PA
  2. Pittsburgh, PA
  3. Zelienople, PA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
874703
Patent Number(s):
6444342
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:  
FC26-97FT34139
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
air; feed; tube; support; solid; oxide; fuel; cell; generator; 12; containing; tubular; cells; 36; interior; electrodes; 18; supporting; 82; plurality; holes; 26; supports; oxidant; tubes; 51; pass; plenum; 52; center; compliant; gasket; 86; top; 28; helps; loosen; tolerance; centering; fuel cell; solid oxide; oxide fuel; air electrode; tube support; feed tube; /429/

Citation Formats

Doshi, Vinod B, Ruka, Roswell J, and Hager, Charles A. Air feed tube support system for a solid oxide fuel cell generator. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Doshi, Vinod B, Ruka, Roswell J, & Hager, Charles A. Air feed tube support system for a solid oxide fuel cell generator. United States.
Doshi, Vinod B, Ruka, Roswell J, and Hager, Charles A. Tue . "Air feed tube support system for a solid oxide fuel cell generator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874703.
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title = {Air feed tube support system for a solid oxide fuel cell generator},
author = {Doshi, Vinod B and Ruka, Roswell J and Hager, Charles A},
abstractNote = {A solid oxide fuel cell generator (12), containing tubular fuel cells (36) with interior air electrodes (18), where a supporting member (82) containing a plurality of holes (26) supports oxidant feed tubes (51), which pass from an oxidant plenum (52") into the center of the fuel cells, through the holes (26) in the supporting member (82), where a compliant gasket (86) around the top of the oxidant feed tubes and on top (28) of the supporting member (82) helps support the oxidant feed tubes and center them within the fuel cells, and loosen the tolerance for centering the air feed tubes.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2002},
month = {1}
}

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