US Patent No. 10,770,735


Patent No. 10,770,735
Issue Date September 08, 2020
Title Protection Arrangement And Method Of Solid Oxide Cells
Inventorship Jouni Puranen, Tampere (FI)
Juha-Pekka Nikkanen, Tampere (FI)
Assignee ELCOGEN OY, Vantaa (FI)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,770,735

1. Protection method of solid oxide cells, in which method is arranged gas flows in the cell by at least two cell structure plates made of metal, wherein in the method is formed high temperature thermal flame to which liquid precursor is fed to form metal oxide compounds, said liquid precursor comprising metal ions, which form the desired coating with oxygen, said liquid precursor is formed from at least one of metal nitrates and metal acetates, and from solvent formed of at least one of organic compounds and water in which solvent at least one of metal nitrates and metal acetates are dissolved, and from organic compounds which stabilize the liquid precursor through the chelation resulting in a more homogenous mixture of metal complex, and from organic compounds that are exothermic above characteristic energy threshold level, and from organic compounds that form gases as reaction product and therefore further increase the atomization of the liquid precursor, and is formed the metal oxide compound material on the at least two cell structure plates made of metal from liquid precursor fed into thermal flame having average gas velocity over 200 m/s, and in the method controlling a flow rate at least of fuel, oxygen and liquid precursor in order to regulate thermal characteristics of the thermal spraying and to improve atomization of the precursor.