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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 671486

  • Start date

    1 September 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.8.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 358 736,25

  • EU contribution

    € 2 358 736,25

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO

Italy

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

Address

Via Giovanni Paolo Ii 132
84084 Fisciano Sa

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 483 117,53

Participants (10)

AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 214 437,50

BALLARD POWER SYSTEMS EUROPE AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 387 375

EIFER EUROPAISCHES INSTITUT FUR ENERGIEFORSCHUNG EDF KIT EWIV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 279 250

ELECTRO POWER SYSTEMS MANUFACTURINGSRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 129 136,55

TORINO E-DISTRICT CONSORZIO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 92 162,71

UNIVERSITE DE FRANCHE-COMTE

France

EU Contribution

€ 338 211,25

ABSISKEY

France

EU Contribution

€ 138 750

ABSISKEY CP

France

BITRON SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 130 744,76

EPS ELVI ENERGY SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 165 550,95

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 671486

  • Start date

    1 September 2015

  • End date

    31 December 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.8.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 358 736,25

  • EU contribution

    € 2 358 736,25

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO

Italy

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