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Electrochemistry, Fuel Cell & Battery Research Test Solutions

Pragma Educational Kits

Expert Fuel Cell Pack (Laptop not included)
Fuel Cell Energy Chain Pack

Each package contains:

  • Take apart air breathing fuel cell
  • Fuel cell core
  • Load box with current and voltage measurement
  • Rechargeable hydrogen canister (sold storage)
  • Manual purge valve
  • Fan and electric motor
  • Set of three resistances
  • Cable and tubing
  • Fuel cells textbook and experiments guide

Experiments include:

  • Building a fuel cell and a fuel cell circuit
  • Plotting characteristic curves at various operating conditions
  • Understanding energy conversion and efficiency calculation
  • Determining the effect of air convection on FC performances
  • Measuring the effect of catalyst loading on FC performances
  • Measuring the effect of FC resistance

Expert Fuel Cell Pack

In addition to the above items, the Expert Fuel Cell Pack contains:

  • Take apart forced flow fuel cell with serpentine flow field design
  • Fuel cell core
  • E-Load box with current and voltage measurement
  • Rechargeable hydrogen canister (solid storage)
  • Programmable purge valve
  • Air pump with variable flowmeter
  • Torque screwdriver and flat wrench
  • Cables and tubing
  • 24V power supply
  • Teaching material
  • Robust suitcase packaging

Experiments include:

  • – Building a fuel cell and a fuel cell circuit
  • Understanding the fuel cell system and how it is controlled
  • Plotting characteristic curves at various operating conditions
  • Understanding energy conversion and efficiency calculation
  • Measuring the effect of catalyst loading
  • Measuring and analyzing the effect of fuel cell core compression
  • Understanding the effect of H2 purging on performances and fuel management
  • Measuring the effect of air stoichiometry on FC behavior
  • Observing the water production and evacuation in the flowfield
  • Observing water liquid/vapor phase changing in the fuel cell and understanding dew point physics
  • Controlling the fuel cell output in current and voltage
  • Understanding fuel cell efficiency vs. system efficiency

Professional Energy Chain Pack

This complete package allows for an extended range of experiments from basic to high level teaching. The pack contains the following:

  • Take apart forced flow fuel cell with serpentine flow field design
  • Fuel cell core (x3)
  • e-Load box with current and voltage measurement
  • Rechargeable hydrogen canister (solid storage, x2)
  • Programmable purge valve
  • H2 pressure reducer
  • Air pump with variable flowmeter
  • Cell-integrated temperature sensor with display electronics
  • Free air convection compression plate (“air breathing” mode)
  • Torque screwdriver and flat wrench
  • Cables and tubing
  • 24V power supply
  • Teaching material
  • Robust suitcase packaging

Experiments include:

  • Building a fuel cell and a fuel cell circuit
  • Understanding the fuel cell system and how it is controlled
  • Plotting characteristic curves at various operating conditions
  • Understanding energy conversion and efficiency calculation
  • Measuring the effect of catalyst loading
  • Measuring and analyzing the effect of fuel cell core compression
  • Understanding the effect of H2 purging on performances and fuel management
  • Measuring the effect of air stoichiometry on FC behavior
  • Observing the water production and evacuation in the flowfield
  • Observing water liquid/vapor phase changing in the fuel cell and understanding dew point physics
  • Understanding the coupling between power, temperature and performances of the fuel cell
  • Measuring the effect of H2 pressure on characteristic curves
  • Comparing forced flow and free convection FC modes
  • Controlling the fuel cell output in current and voltage
  • Understanding fuel cell efficiency vs. system efficiency