Start-Stop Test Procedures on the PEMFC Stack Level

Jens Mitzel, Frederik Nygaard, Sune Veltzé, Sebastien Rosini, Jürgen Hunger, Alexander Kabza, Iker Alecha, Corinna Harms, Piotr Piela, Samuel Simon Araya, Georgios Tsotridis, Thomas Jungmann, Berangere Guicherd

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The test is addressed to investigate the influence on stack durability of a long stop followed by a restart of a stack. Long stop should be defined as a stop in which the anodic compartment is fully filled by air due to stack leakages. In systems, leakage level of the stack is low and time to fill anodic compartment remains very high and incompatible with evaluation of long stop effect. In this procedure, the complete exposure of the anode to air is made using air present in the cathodic compartment and temperature is maintained to the nominal temperature in order to avoid effect of a thermal cycling.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date11 Dec 2014
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2014
EventStart-Stop Phenomena and Strategies for PEM Fuel Cells - Fraunhofer ISE, Ulm, Germany
Duration: 11 Dec 2014 → …


WorkshopStart-Stop Phenomena and Strategies for PEM Fuel Cells
LocationFraunhofer ISE
Period11/12/2014 → …


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Mitzel, J., Nygaard, F., Veltzé, S., Rosini, S., Hunger, J., Kabza, A., Alecha, I., Harms, C., Piela, P., Araya, S. S., Tsotridis, G., Jungmann, T., & Guicherd, B. (2014). Start-Stop Test Procedures on the PEMFC Stack Level. Poster presented at Start-Stop Phenomena and Strategies for PEM Fuel Cells, Ulm, Germany.