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Title: Compressed gas fuel storage system

A compressed gas vehicle fuel storage system comprised of a plurality of compressed gas pressure cells supported by shock-absorbing foam positioned within a shape-conforming container. The container is dimensioned relative to the compressed gas pressure cells whereby a radial air gap surrounds each compressed gas pressure cell. The radial air gap allows pressure-induced expansion of the pressure cells without resulting in the application of pressure to adjacent pressure cells or physical pressure to the container. The pressure cells are interconnected by a gas control assembly including a thermally activated pressure relief device, a manual safety shut-off valve, and means for connecting the fuel storage system to a vehicle power source and a refueling adapter. The gas control assembly is enclosed by a protective cover attached to the container. The system is attached to the vehicle with straps to enable the chassis to deform as intended in a high-speed collision.
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. (Columbia, MD)
  2. (Lincoln, NE)
  3. (Baltimore, MD)
  4. (Edgemere, MD)
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Report Number(s):
US 6257360
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Research Org:
John Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
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