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Real operation pem fuel cells HEALTH-state monitoring and diagnosis based on dc-dc COnverter embeddeD Eis

Objective

HEALTH-CODE aims at implementing an advanced monitoring and diagnostic tool for μ-CHP and backup PEM fuel cell systems equipped with different stacks. Such a tool is able to determine the FC current status (condition monitoring) to support stack failures detection and to infer on the residual useful lifetime. Five failure modes will be detected: i) change in fuel composition; ii) air starvation; iii) fuel starvation; iv) sulphur poisoning; v) flooding and de-hydration.

The main project objectives are: i) the enhancement of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) based diagnosis; ii) the development of a monitoring and diagnostic tool for state-of-health assessment, fault detection and isolation as well as degradation level analysis for lifetime extrapolation; iii) the reduction of experimental campaign time and costs. Moreover, the improvement of power electronics for FC is also considered. These targets will be achieved through the implementation of several methodologies and techniques, well suited for industrial application.

Several algorithms will be developed relying on on-board EIS measurements of the fuel cell system impedance. Moreover, low-cost diagnostic concepts are also proposed for a straightforward implementation on FCS controllers.

The project exploits the outcomes of the previous FCH 1 JU funded project D-CODE, during which a proof of-concept validated in laboratory (TRL3-4) was developed. HEALTH-CODE will increase the TRL up to level 5.

The exploitation of the project outcomes will lead to low-cost and reliable monitoring and diagnostic approaches and related applications (e.g. power electronics). These results will have an impact on stationary FCS with a direct increase in electrical efficiency, availability and durability, leading to a reduction in maintenance and warranty costs, thus increasing the customers’ satisfaction. Therefore, HEALTH-CODE contributes to the enhancement of FC competitiveness towards a wider market deployment.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO
Net EU contribution
€ 483 117,53
Address
Via Giovanni Paolo Ii 132
84084 Fisciano Sa
Italy

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Region
Sud Campania Salerno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (10)

AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 214 437,50
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7k
9220 Aalborg

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Region
Danmark Nordjylland Nordjylland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
BALLARD POWER SYSTEMS EUROPE AS
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 387 375,00
Address
Majsmarken 1
9500 Hobro

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Region
Danmark Nordjylland Nordjylland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
EIFER EUROPAISCHES INSTITUT FUR ENERGIEFORSCHUNG EDF KIT EWIV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 279 250,00
Address
Emmy Noether Strasse 11
76131 Karlsruhe

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Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
ELECTRO POWER SYSTEMS MANUFACTURINGSRL

Participation ended

Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 129 136,55
Address
Piazza Del Tricolore 4
20129 Milano
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
TORINO E-DISTRICT CONSORZIO

Participation ended

Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 92 162,71
Address
Via Nicola Fabrizi 136
10145 Torino To
Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE DE FRANCHE-COMTE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 297 912,50
Address
1 Rue Claude Goudimel
25000 Besancon

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Region
Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Franche-Comté Doubs
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITE DE TECHNOLOGIE DE BELFORT - MONTBELIARD
France
Net EU contribution
€ 40 298,75
Address
Rue Du Chateau 10
90400 Sevenans

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Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Franche-Comté Territoire de Belfort
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
ABSISKEY
France
Net EU contribution
€ 138 750,00
Address
41b Rue Dupetit Thouars
49000 Angers

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Pays de la Loire Pays de la Loire Maine-et-Loire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
BITRON SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 130 744,76
Address
Corso Principe Oddone 18
10122 Torino

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
NHOA ENERGY SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 165 550,95
Address
Piazzale Lodi 3
20137 Milano

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00