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1. (WO2018080807) STEAM REFORMER BYPASS PLENUM AND FLOW CONTROLLER

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/080807    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/056601
Publication Date: Fri May 04 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Oct 14 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: H01M 8/06
B01D 53/96
F16K 1/06
F16K 1/22
F16K 1/226
F16K 1/228
F16K 5/10
Applicants: LG FUEL CELL SYSTEMS INC.
Inventors: JENNINGS, Michael
HUFTON, Kevin
Title: STEAM REFORMER BYPASS PLENUM AND FLOW CONTROLLER
Abstract:
A reforming unit for a fuel cell system is provided. The reforming unit may comprise a reforming section, a heat exchanging section and a bypass plenum. The reforming section reforms a hydrocarbon containing fuel The heat exchanging section effects a heat transfer between a fluid flowing therethrough and the fluid flowing through the reforming section, the bypass plenum, or both. The bypass plenum provides a flowpath for the hydrocarbon-containing fuel to bypass the reforming section. The bypass plenum may comprise a flow restrictor in the outlet of the bypass plenum to control the amount of fluid communication between the outlet of the bypass plenum and the outlet of the reforming section.