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GEneric diagNosis InstrUment for SOFC Systems

Objective

"The state of health of any SOFC system is currently difficult to evaluate, which makes it difficult to respond to a fault or degradation with the appropriate counter measure, to ensure the required reliability level. Therefore, the GENIUS project aims to develop a “GENERIC” algorithm, based on a validated diagnostic “GENERIC” approach. This algorithm would only use process values (normal measurements and system control input parameters) and the approach would allow all SOFC developers to use and implement the algorithm in their respective systems according to their specific constraints.
To guarantee the “GENERIC” character of the algoithm, stacks and systems from four different manufacturers will be tested using commonly defined test plan that will be based on the “Design Of Experiment” method. Three different types of models will be evaluated in parallel by four different academic institutions in order to define the optimal tool for fault detection and degradation identification. This will be done taking into account both “on board” diagnostic and ""off-line"" diagnostic requirements. The diagnosis would generate a set of indicators able to quantify either the drift or the difference of the actual status with respect to nominal or expected performance. A diagnostic hardware integrating the best algorithm will be developed and validated in two different SOFC systems. Finally, physical parameters and interactions will be correlated with degradation mechanisms. This correlation will allow the definition of either counter measures (in case of fault or degradation) or of a more optimal operation point. This will make it possible to reduce maintenance to yearly intervals. It may also help reach a target of tens of thousands hours for stack or system operation lifetime. Finally, it is important to mention that most of participants of the GENIUS project are members of the FCH Joint Undertaking Initiative."

Call for proposal

FCH-JU-2008-1
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Coordinator

EIFER EUROPAISCHES INSTITUT FUR ENERGIEFORSCHUNG EDF KIT EWIV
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Emmy Noether Strasse 11
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany
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Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 313 579
Administrative Contact
Heike Stockmann (Ms.)

Participants (11)

CERAMIC FUEL CELLS (EUROPE) LTD

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United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 24 896,09
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Hardknott Road Candy Park Unit 8
CH623QB Bromborough
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karl Foeger (Dr.)
EBZ Entwicklungs- und Vertriebsgesellschaft Brennstoffzelle mbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 198 479
Address
Marschnerstraße 26
01307 Dresden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eva Spickenheuer (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DE TECHNOLOGIE DE BELFORT - MONTBELIARD
France
EU contribution
€ 164 770,40
Address
Rue Du Chateau 10
90400 Sevenans
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Arnaud Marchant (Mr.)
HEXIS AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 113 761,30
Address
Zum Park 5
8404 Winterthur
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Liechti (Mr.)
SOLIDPOWER SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 251 279
Address
Avenue Des Sports 26
1400 Yverdon-les-bains
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olivier Bucheli (Mr.)
TOPSOE FUEL CELL A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 92 916,31
Address
Nymoellevej 55
2800 Lyngby
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rasmus Barfod (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 232 065,50
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Loredana Magistri (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 286 708,20
Address
Via Giovanni Paolo Ii 132
84084 Fisciano Sa
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elena Caracciolo (Ms.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 165 079
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Liisa Pyy (Ms.)
WARTSILA FINLAND OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 66 869,62
Address
Tarhaajantie 2
65380 Vaasa
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kim Eklund (Mr.)
INNO TSD
France
EU contribution
€ 87 970
Address
Place Joseph Bermond Ophira I
06560 Sophia Antipolis Valbonne
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philippe Delearde (Mr.)