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HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM FOR AN ON-BOARD GAS ABSORBENT STORAGE VESSEL

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20150136273
9,683,704
A1
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In one aspect, a system for controlling the temperature within a gas absorbent storage vessel of a vehicle may include an air conditioning system forming a continuous flow loop of heat exchange fluid that is cycled between a heated flow and a cooled flow. The system may also include at least one fluid by-pass line extending at least partially within the gas absorbent storage vessel. The fluid by-pass line(s) may be configured to receive a by-pass flow including at least a portion of the heated flow or the cooled flow of the heat exchange fluid at one or more input locations and expel the by-pass flow back into the continuous flow loop at one or more output locations, wherein the by-pass flow is directed through the gas absorbent storage vessel via the by-pass line(s) so as to adjust an internal temperature within the gas absorbent storage vessel.
Tamburello, David A. (Aiken, SC), Anton, Donald L. (Aiken, SC), Hardy, Bruce J. (Graniteville, SC), Corgnale, Claudio (Aiken, SC)
14/ 546,107
November 18, 2014
[0002] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC09-08SR22470, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.