Fuel Cell Training System
(RE - 015)
  • Chemical energy conversion into electrical conversion
  • Study of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells
  • Dissipation of formed heat through blower.
  • Disposal of formed water
  • Influence of the fuel cell parameters on the output power
  • Measuring ranges
    • Pressure: 0…500mbar (hydrogen)
    • Temperature:
    • 0…50°C (ambient)
    • 0…70°C (stack)
    • Voltage: 0…40V (stack)
    • Current: 0,1…20A (stack)
  • Fuel cell training system (RE - 015)
  • Hard copy of the user manual

The fuel cell training system allows trainees to get familiar with hydrogen proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells where chemical energy is converted into electrical energy out of hydrogen and ambient air oxygen. Trainees will be able to apply load to test the output power.

                                     
  • The fuel cell training system comprises of the fuel cell stack, its controller, and the load required to test the output power.
  • The provided fuel cell stack is galvanic type where chemical energy is converted into electrical energy through introducing hydrogen at the anode (negative side) and oxygen from ambient air at the cathode (positive side).
  • Hydrogen of high purity is required for this process, and for that reason, hydrogen vessel is provided. The hydrogen vessel is well protected since hydrogen is flammable gas.
  • The reaction carried out in the fuel cell stack is reacting hydrogen and oxygen in order to generate heat and water.
  • Heat is produced as a by-product from this reaction which can be dissipated to the atmosphere through a blower.
  • The fuel cell is cooled by means of a built-in blower in order to maintain the stack’s temperature below 65ºC.
  • Water produced is separated through a purge valve in order to dispose water to prevent water presence in the fuel cell stack.
  • Electrons movements from the anode to the cathode during the reaction are responsible for electrical power generation in the fuel cell.
  • The fuel cell stack is wetted prior to the experiment, the moisture inside the fuel cell stack can be adjusted using purge valve. The produced water can be used as self-humidification during the experiment.
  • Hydrogen pressure is regulated prior entering the fuel cell stack via pressure regulator.
  • Temperature and voltage readings can be monitored and displayed through mounted display panels.
  • The trainer contains ON/OFF switch of the trainer and emergency switch in case of any inconvenience.
  • Two LEDs of 12V are supplied to the system to act as a load where they can be operated using the hydrogen fuel cell
  • The trainer is supplied with a schematic diagram elaborating the implemented process.