Conformable pressure vessel for high pressure gas storage
Department of Energy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Battelle (DOE Contractor) | Published January 26, 2016 - Deadline February 29, 2016
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THE TECHNOLOGY: US Patent 9,234,626 "Conformable pressure vessel for high pressure gas storage". A non-cylindrical pressure vessel storage tank is disclosed. The storage tank includes an internal structure. The internal structure is coupled to at least one wall of the storage tank. The internal structure shapes and internally supports the storage tank. The pressure vessel storage tank has a conformability of about 0.8 to about 1.0. The internal structure can be, but is not limited to, a Schwarz-P structure, an egg-crate shaped structure, or carbon fiber ligament structure.
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