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Title: Cooling assembly for fuel cells

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.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. (West Orange, NJ)
  2. (Princeton, NJ)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
867470
Report Number(s):
US 4945010
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
cooling; assembly; fuel; 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; fuel cell; chemically inert; thermal conductivity; fuel cells; coolant flow; intimate contact; passage means; cooling assembly; serpentine fashion; simplified construction; coolant passage; whereby coolant; conduit arranged; efficiently circulated; construction whereby; /429/165/