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660W LS600 PEMFC

LS600 PEM fuel cell tester
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decriptionDescription
The LS600 is the best solution for PEM fuel cell stacks testing up to 600W. The table-top chassis integrates all the functionalities required to achieve efficient and accurate results in stack testing: gas management, load management, stack configuration, data acquisition.

LS600 fuel cell tester connects directly to a PC through RS485 and USB links for quick installation and ease-of-use.

Accessories can be added to extend the capabilities of the station and tailor it to your technical needs.

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Main specifications

Electronic load: 660W
Maximum current: 132A
Voltage range: 0-150V
Anode flow: 0.1-10 slpm
Cathode flow: 0.4-36 slpm
Temperature PID controllers: 4 or 5 depending options
Max temperature: 100°C or 200°C
Back pressure control: 0-4 barg

Safety Features

N2 purge
Hardware external signal input for shut off
Front panel mounted EMO (emergency shutoff)
User configurable software alarms for all monitored parameters

100W Scribner 850e

850e fuel cell tester
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decriptionDescription

The 850e is ideal for single-cell and short-stack fuel cell research and university programs, and the powerful FuelCell® software package is included for controlling station operation.

The model 850e Multi-Range Fuel Cell Test System is a complete test station for operation and measurement of PEM/DMFC fuel cells. The 850e combines a computer-controlled instrument (multiple current-range programmable electronic load, fuel and temperature controls, and data acquisition functions) with fuel handling hardware in an integrated bench-top unit. The 850e uses the proven 890e as the basis for the electronic load design. The 850e may be used with a single-cell or small stack, a host computer, and reactant and purge gas supplies.

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Electronic load: 100W, 20V
Multiple current range electronic load choices: 5/25/50A or 10/50/100A
• Suitable for up to 50 cm2 PEM cells.
• Computer controlled operation using FuelCell software with GPIB interface.
• Temperature controlled anode and cathode humidifiers.
• Computer control of anode and cathode mass flow rates.
• Automatic control of N2 purge gas to cell.
• Detection of pressure loss for reactant and purge gasses.
• High performance 316L stainless steel humidifiers, and heated gas transfer lines.
• Constant current, voltage or power control modes.
• Continuous cell resistance measurement.
• Automatic hardware shutdown for over-current, under-voltage, over-power, load temperature, and cell temperature alarm conditions.
• High impedance whole-cell and reference electrode sense inputs.
• Cell main terminals and sense inputs tolerant of a non-isolated cell.

NEW OPTION: Automated Humidifier Bypass Valves for Wet/Dry Testing!

Safety Features

• Automatic shutdown and N2 purge on under-voltage, over-current, over-temperature, loss of reactant or purge gas pressure, low water, communications failure, or external alarm
• Front panel mounted EMO (emergency shutoff)

500W Scribner 840

840 fuel cell tester
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decriptionDescription

The 840 Advanced Fuel Cell Test System is a turn-key test station for fuel cell research and university education programs. The 840 combines a computer-controlled instrument – multiple current-range electronic load, fuel and temperature controls, and data acquisition functions – with fuel handling hardware in an integrated bench-top unit. The 840 is designed for use with small to large single cells or short stacks.

The new Model 840 is targeted for applications requiring gas flow rates up to 12 SLPM and is based on the time-tested 850 series of turn-key fuel cell test stations. The 840 features dual range anode and cathode mass flow controllers for wide range flow control, auto-water fill and software controlled wet/dry gas switching, ideal for RH cycling. Also included are input selector valves and a 16-channel data acquisition module for additional voltage and temperature measurements.

The Model 840 uses Scribner’s 890e Multi-Range Electronic Load (10/50/100A, 125W, 20V) for accurate, wide-range current measurement or an 890CL (125A, 500W, 20V) for applications requiring higher power capacity. And, the Model 840 comes with FuelCell®, the industry’s most powerful and user-friendly application software for controlling station operation and experimentation.

Available options include internal reformate simulation, stack voltage monitor, Scribner’s 880 FRA for EIS and HFR measurements, and back pressure unit.

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• Integrated Turn-Key Test System
• Increased Flow Rate Capability 6-12 SLPM
• Humidifier Bypass for Wet/Dry Testing
• Multiple Current Ranges for Accurate Measurement Over Wide Dynamic Range
• Impedance Spectroscopy & HFR Option
• Anode & Cathode Gas Mixing Options

Main specifications

• Suitable for up to 50 cm2 cells & small stacks
• 890e Electronic Load: 5/25/50 A or 10/50/100 A, 125 W, 20 V
• 892 Data Acquisition Module: 16 channels of voltage/temperature integrated with FuelCell®
• Dual Anode & Cathode mass flow controllers for enhanced accuracy over wide flow range
• Large capacity Anode & Cathode SS humidifiers with automatic water fill
• Flexible SS temperature controlled heated gas transfer lines
• Dual Anode & Cathode input gas selector valves
• FuelCell® software for user-friendly computer-controlled cell operation & experimentation
• Constant or stoichiometric-controlled reactant flow rate
• Constant current, voltage or power control modes
• Continuous, real time cell resistance measurement by Current Interrupt & HFR
• High impedance whole cell & reference electrode voltage sense inputs
• Simultaneous 3 channel whole and half-cell EIS
• Automatic shutdown & purge for safe, reliable operation
• Single USB interface
• Available Options:
• Automated humidifier by-pass for wet/dry cycling
• Anode & Cathode backpressure – standard & high capacity
• Built-in impedance analyzer for EIS & HFR
• 32 channel stack voltage monitor
• Additional MFCs for gas mixing on Anode & Cathode

Safety Features

Automatic shutdown and N2 purge on under-voltage, over-current, over-temperature, loss of reactant or purge gas pressure, low water, communications failure, or external alarm
Front panel mounted EMO (emergency shutoff)

SOFC Scribner 855

855 SOFC tester
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• Zero Volt Capability for Lower Measurement Range
• Probostat Test Fixture and Furnace with Redundant Over-Temp Control Available
• High Performance & Accuracy
• FuelCell® Software Included
• Experimental Methods Manual Included
• Optional Impedance Spectroscopy & HFR
• Intergrated, Turn-Key Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Test System

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• Suitable for SOFC Button Cells and Small Planar Cells
• Multi Range Electronic load 5/25/50 Amps 100 Watts
• FuelCell® software for user-friendly computer-controlled cell operation & experimentation
• Anode & Cathode stainless steel ambient temperature humidifiers
• Up to five mass flow channels available
• Includes Furnace Control hardware with redundant over-temperature protection
• Constant or stoichiometric-controlled reactant flow rate
• Constant current, voltage or power control modes
• Continuous resistance (iR) measurement
• Automatic hardware shutdown & purge gas for safe, reliable operation
• Multifunction front panel alpha-numeric display
• High impedance whole cell & reference electrode voltage sense inputs
• Cell main terminals & sense inputs tolerant of non-isolated cell
• USB Interface
• Furnace Control Unit (8″ height x 12″ width x 15″ depth)

Safety Features

Automatic shutdown and N2 purge on under-voltage, over-current, over-temperature, loss of reactant or purge gas pressure, furnace over-temperature limit, communications failure, or external alarm.

Manual Emergency Stop switch included for manual shutdown.

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Built-in 880 FRA for EIS & HFR
• Automatic Water Fill
• Anode & Cathode Multi-Gas Selector
• Reformate Simulation

850 Multigas Unit

850 auto multigas system
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decriptionDescription

• Automatic selection of input gases from Scibner Associates’ FuelCell® software
• Select 1 of 3 gases each for Anode & Cathode
• Combine with 885 Potentiostat for fully-automated Crossover, ECSA & other diagnostics
• Easy installation & set-up
• Compatible with all 850 Multi-range Fuel Cell Test Systems.

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Auto back pressure unit

Auto Back pressure unit
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decriptionDescription

The Auto Back Pressure Unit works with Scribner Associates’ 840, 850 and 890 Fuel Cell Test Systems for accurate, independent control and measurement of anode and cathode pressure through the FuelCell® software..

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• Automatic control of back pressure from 10 to 300 kPag (1.5 to 44 psig)
• All stainless steel construction – regulators, condensate collection tanks, tubing and fittings
• Dual channel with isolated flow paths & fan-cooled heat exchangers
• High-precision, water-tolerant regulators and large flow paths

• Accurate pressure control (±3.5 kPa or 0.5 psi) & stability from 0.1 – 10 SLM
• Precision pressure transducers
• Operation with gas with dew point up to 99 °C at 10 SLM
• Flexible pressure control through FuelCell®
• Independently control or balance anode & cathode pressure
• Control excess gas flow during pressure increases
• Maximum back pressure & differential pressure set points and alarm triggers
• Program pressure profiles using Setup Fuel Experiment or Arbitrary Control Experiment

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decriptionTechnical Specifications

Back Pressure Control 10 – 300 kPag (1.5 – 44 psig)
Control Accuracy ±3.5 kPa (±0.5 psi)
Range 0 – 300 kPag (0 – 44 psig)
Measurement Accuracy 2.5 kPa (0.35 psi)
Time to achieve normal P-to-P Set-point (when not flow rate limited) < 10 s
Overshoot < 10 kPa (1.5 psi)
Flow Rate 0.1 – 10 SLPM
Inlet Gas Temperature & Dew Point Up to 99 °C
Pilot Gas Supply Clean, dry air or N2, 345-480 kPa (50-70 psi), ≤0.8 SLPM
Dimensions 33 W x 33 D x 64 H (cm), 13 W x 13 D x 25 H (inch)
Operating Temperature 5 – 35 °C
Power Requirements 100 – 240 V, 50 – 60 Hz, 2 A

Manual back pressure units

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decription850BP Standard Back Pressure Unit

Use the model 850BP with the model 850e Multi-Range Fuel Cell Testing System.

Manual Back pressure unit Low temperature
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• Manually controlled backpressure (0-30 PSIG)
• Dual channel anode and cathode with isolated flow paths
• Pressure indicators
• Stainless Steel condensate collection tanks and fittings

 
 

 
 

decription850BP+HT High-Temperature Back Pressure Unit

Use the model 850BP+HT with the model 850e Multi-Range Fuel Cell Testing System.

Manual Back pressure unit High temperature
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• Rugged all 316L stainless steel construction
• Forced air radiator for complete water condensation
• Precision stainless steel backpressure regulators to 207 kPa (30 psi)
• Pressure tested to 414 kPa (60 psi)
• Condensate collection tank sight glass for water-level monitoring
• Isolated anode and cathode flow paths
• Large thermal load capacity in case of accidental rapid release of superheated steam
• Drain-down floor standing model for constant pressure

892e Data Acquisition Expansion

892e Data Acquisition Expansion System
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decriptionDescription

Add temperature, voltage, current, pressure and other data inputs to the 840, 850 or 890 Series of Fuel Cell Test Systems: Our 892e multichannel data collection system for up to 16 additional channels of voltage and/or temperature measurement with SAI’s line of Turn-Key Fuel Cell Test Systems. The 892e is ideal for inlet/outlet pressure sensors, inlet/outlet cooling, or distributed stack temperatures, among others. Contact us for configuration information.

The Model 892e Data Expansion Subsystem is a hardware component intended to increase the input capabilities of the 850C/e and 890C/CL/e series of fuel cell test systems. The Model 892e is configured with two factory-installed eight-channel data acquisition modules, each of which is factory-configured for one of several input types.

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• Remote operation from RS485 interface of 840, 850e, 890E/C/ZV, and 857 series test systems.
• 8 thermocouple inputs with cold junction compensation using miniature thermocouple connectors
• 8 Voltage or Current inputs using circular locking connector with cable wired for voltage transducer, current transducer or general analog input
• Pass-through RS485 connector for use with other accessory equipment
• 2U 19″ rack-mount enclosure
• Supported by FuelCell®, and FlowCell™ software directly

decriptionTechnical Specifications

Number of Channels 16 (differential)
Input Types 8 Thermocouple + 8 mV, V, or mA
Input Voltage Ranges ±150 mV, ±500 mV, ±1 V, ±5 V, ±10V
Voltage Accuracy ±0.1% of full-scale
Input Current Range ±20 mA (using 125 Ω, 0.1% resistor)
Current Accuracy ±0.1% of full-scale
Voltage, Current Resolution 0.01 % of full scale
AC Noise Rejection (50/60Hz) Common Mode: 120 VAC
Input Over-voltage Protection ±35 V
Input Impedance (differential) 2E+7 Ω or greater
Max. Voltage Difference on ±10 V for ±5 V and ±10 V ranges, ±2.5 V for other ranges
8-Channel Group:
• Temperature Accuracy: ±0.5 °C at 0 °C
• Temperature Resolution: 0.01 °C
• Power Requirement: 100-240 V, 50/60Hz, 0.3A (Auto Voltage Select)
• Operating Temperature: 0 – 40 °C
• Physical Dimensions: 2U rack-mount, 9 cm H x 48 cm W x 20 cm D (3.5 in. H x 19 in. W x 8 in. D)

Thermocouple Types:
• J (-210 to 760 °C)
• K (-270 to 1,372 °C)
• T (-270 to 400 °C)
• E (-270 to 1,000 °C)
• R (0 to 1,768 °C)
• S (0 to 1,768 °C)
• >B (0 to 1,820 °C)
• C (0 to 2,320 °C)

896 Stack Monitor System

896 Stack Monitor System
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decriptionDescription

Monitors individual cell voltages of an operating fuel cell stack. This compact module may be operated stand-alone, or with a host PC. The 896 is also useful for other series-connected voltage sources or energy consuming devices such as batteries. Includes StackMon software for Windows.

The 896 is an intelligent, digital, electronic monitor designed specifically for monitoring fuel cell stack performance and operating parameters.

Completely self-contained, the 896 may be built right into the stack, resulting in a lower per-cell cost.

Typical Applications
• Cell voltage monitoring of fuel cell stacks.
• Cell voltage monitoring of battery packs.
• Cell voltage monitoring of electrolyzers or other electrochemical multicells.
• Voltage monitoring of 32, 64, 96, or 128 cells.
• Temperature monitoring of up to four locations.
• Digital input monitoring for coolant flow loss or other alarm conditions.
• Internal load disconnect solid state relay and control output for external relay.
• Operating limits and number of cells programmed using host serial interface. Control and monitoring from host serial interface (not required for operation).
• Automatic shutdown of relay and contact outputs for cell overvoltage, cell undervoltage, and cell over-temperature conditions.
• Modular, low profile physical configuration.
• Self-powered by stack, or external 12 to 24 VDC.
• Visual indicators of power, alarm, low supply voltage and alarm reset button.
• Non-volatile storage of temperature, voltage, and other parameters outside programmed limits.
• Non-volatile controlled-access storage of serial number, date of manufacture, and service history.

The Series 896 may be used as a standalone component of the stack or may be host-controlled by a supervisory computer. Connector interface boards can be customized for the mechanical details of the stack used to allow the Series 896 to interface to a wide variety of stack designs.

A WindowsTM 32-bit host software package is included to optionally perform reporting, control, and data logging functions.
Number of Channels: 32, 64, 96, or 128 (depending on module combinations)

• Cell Voltage Range: -5.000V to +5.000V
• Maximum Stack Voltage: 130V
• Cell Voltage Resolution: 3mV
• Cell Voltage Accuracy: 5mV (at 800 mV nominal per cell on all cells)
• Temperature Accuracy: 3 oC
• Host Interface: RS-232 or RS-485 (cable selected), factory set parameters
• Operating Temperature: 0-60 oC
• Dimensions (inches): 91/2″ W x 4″ D x 11/2″ H
• Power Source: Self-powered with at least 30 cells connected or 12 or 24 VDC external