Accession Number : ADD000208

Title :   Pressure Balanced Fuel Cell System for Underwater Vehicle.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Clausi,Joseph V ; Landau,Michael B ; Otter,Loren H ; Sawyer,Richard D

Report Date : 05 Mar 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The present invention relates to a fuel cell system for providing electrical energy for an underwater vehicle. One or more fuel cell modules are provided and a fuel is supplied from a first compartmented tank and an oxidant is supplied from a second compartmented tank. The tanks are divided by a resilient membrane or bladder and sea water is used in one compartment of the oxidant tank to provide a pressure balance and the spent fuel is returned to one compartment of the fuel tank to provide a pressure balance. Sea water is used for cooling the various components of the system.

Descriptors :   *Fuel cells, *Patents, Underwater vehicles, Pressure regulators, Sea water

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE