Simon Fraser University

Fuel Cell Test Station 3

- Maximum power of 100 W
- 3 different sets of fuel cell flow-field bipolar plates (graphite) can be used (5cm2) with either parallel or serpentine configurations; 25 cm2 plates are also available, however, the catalyst loading will need to be adjusted because the stations only handle up to 100 Watt of output
- The test stations have been setup with anode gas: 99.9998 % H2 (N2 purge gas without “fuel supply” enabled); and cathode gases: 99.998 % O2, air, or 99.9998 % N2
- A maximum flowrate of 2 L/min can be achieved for all gas supplies
- Test station 3 has computer controlled backpressure of a maximum of 30 psi
- A Versa STAT4 potential stat is also setup for any electrochemical experiments required such as hydrogen cross-over and impedance spectroscopy (EIS)
- Automatic controlled fuel humidifier can be set from 0 to 100 % relative humidity (RH)


- Catalyst coated membranes (CCMs) are prepared by the users
- The 4D LABS ultrasonic spray coater can be used for spray coating the proton exchange membranes (PEMs) with the required anode and cathode catalyst layers
- The users need to supply the gasket and gas diffusion layer (MPL/GDL) media themselves.

Tool Status Up
Manufacturer Scribner Associates
Model 850E
Typical Application Fuel cell testing
Location 6140
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