Fuel Cell and Battery Systems Laboratory

Greenlight fuel cell test stations

  • G60 (DMFC) - 2 kW electric load, rapid humidity
    control, DMFC testing2 kW electric load, rapid humidity
    control, DMFC testing with online methanol and water mixing
  • G60 (Reformat) - 800W electric load, LTPEM HTPEM
    capable, full refomate simulation including methanol vapor,
    water balance
  • G200 - 6 kW electric load, LTPEM HTPEM capable, full
    refomate simulation including methanol vapor, water balance
  • G400 - 12 kW electric load, LTPEM HTPEM capable,
    reformate simulation without methanol, water balance
  • Cooling carts - HTPEM cooling capability (5 NLPM and 25 NLPM).

 

 

Battery test stations and ovens

FuelCon Battery Test Station with EIS Analyser

  • 2 charging/discharging channels
  • Maximum charging/discharging current: 200A/ 400A
  • Maximum voltage: 18 V
  • EIS Analyser: 0.1 mHz – 50 kHz
  • Two temperature chambers: 10–80°C

Maccor Battery Test Station

  • 8 charging/discharging channels
  • Maximum charging/discharging current:  30A
  • Maximum voltage: 10V
  • Four climatic chambers:  -20 – 100°C

Digatron MCT Battery Test station for Battery Cells

  • 48 charging/discharging channels
  • Maximum charging/discharging current:  50A
  • Maximum voltage: 6V

Digatron BDBT Battery Test Station for Battery Packs

  • 2 charging/discharging channels
  • Maximum charging/discharging current:  100A
  • Maximum voltage: 100V

Climatic chambers, incubators, and
universal ovens

Weiss climatic chamber WT3-340/40

  • Volume: 335 liters
  • Temperature range: -40 – 180°C
  • “S!MPAC” software for control and programming
  • 8'' TFT colour touch display
  • Controlpad for display of actual values and modification of operating state

Memmert Universal Ovens UNP 500

  • 3 units
  • Volume: 110 liters
  • Temperature range: 30 – 250°C
  • Memmert Software “Celsius” for programming and documentation
  • Digital display (LED) of all set parameters,  such as temperature, weekdays, time, fan speed, ramp segments and set-up values.

Memmert Universal Ovens UNP 500

  • 6 units
  • Volume: 256 liters
  • Temperature range: 30 – 250°C
  • Memmert Software “Celsius” for programming and documentation
  • Digital display (LED) of all set parameters,  such as temperature,
    weekdays, time, fan speed, ramp segments and set-up values.

Memmert Cooled Incubators ICP 600

  • 2 units
  • Volume: 256 liters
  • Temperature range: 0 – 60°C
  • Memmert Software “Celsius” for programming and documentation
  • Digital display (LED) of all set parameters,  such as temperature, weekdays, time, fan speed, ramp segments and set-up values.

Isothermal Battery Calorimeter
Netzsch  IBC 284 Isothermal Battery Calorimeter

  • Battery size: 30 x 20 x 15
  • Temperature range: -30 – 60°C
  • Maximum power: 50W
  • Suitable for measuring battery cell performance, efficiency, heat capacity, and heat generation

dSPACE Hardware-in-the-loop Battery Emulator

  • 32 cells emulation
  • Used for testing and diagnosing a wide variety of BMS functions:
    • Cell protection
    • Safety validation
    • Measuring of current, voltage, and temperature
    • Balancing of cells
    • Analysis and parameter prediction
    • Logging, telemetry, and external communications

FuelCon portable EIS analyser

  • Frequency range: 200 μHz – 50 kHz
  • Impedance range: 5 μOhm – 15 Ohm
  • Maximum voltage: 70 V

Poretech, porosimeter

Capabilities

  • Integral and differential distribution of pore volume as a functions of the pore radius within range from ~0.3 nm to 3x105 nm
  • Different structural properties of multicomponent hydrophilic-hydrophobic bodies; Adsorption isotherms
  • Contact angle and its dependence on pore radius.

Angelantoni DY1200C, climatic chamber

1200 L, Temperature range:

  • 75 to 180 C, humidity control 10-98 RH between 20 and 94C. 

S segmented current collecter

The S segmented current collector enables the measurement of the current density distribution.

For further information: http://splusplus.com/documents/current_scan_lin_EN.pdf.

Single cell setups

  • 2 reformate setups - HTPEM, full reformate simulation including methanol vapor injection
  • 5 hydrogen setups - HTPEM, H2 for durability and accelerated stress tests. 

Electronic loads

Electronic loads

  • 7 pcs 800W, 2 pcs 2 kW, 4 kW
  • Full 4-quadrant, 1000 watt, source-sink operation
  • Output voltage from ±10V to ±100V

Kepco bi-directional loads

  • Built-in complex waveform generator. 

Heinzinger 50 kW bi-directional load

50 kW bi-directional electronic load 

Gas analyzers

FLS Gas analyzer:

  • H2, CO, CO2, O2, NO and HC (amount of CH4).

Temet FTIR:

Pfeiffer MS:

  • Mass range 1 to 100 amu. 

Catalyst test facilities

  • Natural gas and biogas steam reforming
  • Characterization of natural gas and biogas steam reforming catalysts. Temperature control to 1100 C, controlled syngas gas composition.

Methanol steam reforming

  • Characterization of methanol steam reforming catalysts. Temperature control to 280 C, automatic mixing of fuel S:C.

Agilent Impedance Analyzer

2 pcs. Huber circulation heater:

  • 4 kW heating power for oil, built-in circulation pump and temperature control.