The design and development of an HT-PEMFC test cell and test station

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A proper system must be applied in order to have reliable power production and higher levels of durability. The functions of this system are to fully utilize the benefits of the fuel cell components and to deliver the required power. This paper presents the design for an HT-PEMFC single-cell test cell with the development of a test station to operate the cell. The single-cell test cell and the real-time monitoring test station were designed using LabVIEW software, and were implemented using NI's cFP hardware devices, the details of which are provided. The architecture of the test station was aimed at measuring and controlling the mass flow rate, pressure and temperature of the reactant gases, and the stack temperature and current. An electronic load, with a quick dynamic response, was used to test the fuel cell reaction. The start-up, shutdown and monitoring functions were managed by the test station, which monitored the critical parameters of the fuel cell, namely, the voltage, current loading, generated power, hydrogen/air inlet and outlet and stack temperature. The results showed that the designed and developed single-cell HT-PEMFC and test station were able to generate power. An in-depth research needs to be conducted into the innovative design and development of HT-PEMFC systems since these are the key factors for optimum performance.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2018

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Proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC)
Fuel cells
stations
cells
Monitoring
Air intakes
fuel cells
Temperature
Dynamic response
Durability
Flow rate
Hardware
Hydrogen
Electric potential
Gases
air intakes
shutdowns
mass flow rate
outlets
dynamic response

Keywords

  • Flow rates
  • Fuel cell test stack
  • High-temperature PEM fuel cell (HT-PEMFC)
  • Monitoring system
  • PBI (polybenzimidazole) membrane
  • Test station

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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