Solid oxide cell and stack testing, safety and quality assurance (SOCTESQA)

M. Lang, C. Auer, K. Couturier, E.R. Nielsen, S.J. McPhail, N. Kotsionopoulos, Q. Fu, Q. Liu

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Abstract

For the successful market penetration of high temperature solid oxide fuel/electrolysis cell energy systems it is necessary to increase the quality assurance and the reliable assessment of the corresponding cells and stacks. Therefore in May 2014 the EU-funded project "SOCTESQA" was launched. The aim is to develop uniform and industry wide test programs for solid oxide cell/stack (SOC) assembly units. The paper presents the results which have been achieved so far, e.g. the development of a test matrix and of generic test modules for current-voltage curves, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and long term tests. Several of these test modules were combined to a test program and applied by the different partners to an SOC stack. The test output results (TOPs) are compared to each other and possible differences are discussed in context to differences in test input conditions (sensitivity analysis). This validation process helps to improve the generic test modules and programs.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event6th European Fuel Cell Technology and Applications Conference - Piero Lunghi Conference, EFC 2015 - Naples, Italy
Duration: 1 Jan 2015 → …

Conference

Conference6th European Fuel Cell Technology and Applications Conference - Piero Lunghi Conference, EFC 2015
CountryItaly
CityNaples
Period1/1/15 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Lang, M., Auer, C., Couturier, K., Nielsen, E. R., McPhail, S. J., Kotsionopoulos, N., ... Liu, Q. (2015). Solid oxide cell and stack testing, safety and quality assurance (SOCTESQA). Paper presented at 6th European Fuel Cell Technology and Applications Conference - Piero Lunghi Conference, EFC 2015, Naples, Italy.