|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||429/13 ; 429/17 ; 429/23|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 17 인용 특허 : 4|
Pressurization air systems in a multimodule fuel cell power plant are interconnected to provide improved power plant operating efficiency at part load. Each power generation module air pressurization subsystem has its own turbocompressor to provide a compressed air supply to its own power generation subsystem at rated power plant load. When load demand on the power plant is reduced, some of the turbocompressors in the interconnected power generation modules in the plant are shut off. The interconnecting valves are opened so that the remaining turbocompre...
A fuel cell power station comprising: (a) a plurality of fuel cell power modules each of which includes: (i) a fuel processing subsystem for reforming raw hydrocarbon fuel to a hydrogen-enriched fuel gas; (ii) an air pressurization subsystem for pressurizing air entering said modules to superatmospheric operating pressures and including a turbine-compressor; (iii) a power generating subsystem for electrochemically generating electrical current from the hydrogen-enriched fuel gas and air; (iv) a pressure air feed line conveying pressurized air from said c...