|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||429/17 ; 429/25|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 33 인용 특허 : 0|
A fuel cell power plant in which the fuel cell stack is enclosed within a containment vessel and in which reformer burner exhaust is used to pressurize and purge the containment vessel is disclosed. The fuel cell power plant provides dynamic pressure balancing between the purge gas and fuel cell reactants to prevent leakage of the reactants from the fuel cell yet avoid an excessive pressure differential between the fuel cell and the containment vessel.
A fuel cell power plant comprising: a containment vessel, a fuel cell, enclosed within said containment vessel and including an anode and a cathode, for electrochemically reacting a pressurized fuel stream and a pressurized oxidant stream to produce electricity, an anode exhaust stream and a cathode exhaust stream, a burner for combusting a mixture of anode exhaust to produce heat and a burner exhaust stream, means for directing a pressurized purge gas stream through said containment vessel to provide a continuous purge of said containment vessel and pro...