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

    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.

     

      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.

      g., degradation level due to chemical, thermal and humidity effects, as well as load cycles or faults. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy is largely employed in laboratory experiments to identify primarily FC state-of-health and related degradation mechanisms and guarantees a holistic representation of the electrochemical phenomena occurring inside the FC stack

      The HEALTH-CODE diagnosis is based on the on-board automatic detection and the following quantification of the changes that occur in the spectrum. This is in contrast with lab applications where the “human” experience infers on the status of the FC and quantifies the changes through graphical interpretation of the EIS curves. Mathematical model may help, but the solution has to be driven by the experience of the researcher. To summarize, the EIS carries meaningful information that can be extracted to perform effective FCS monitoring and diagnosis. This is the main concept behind the EIS-based monitoring and diagnostic tool.  

      To summarize, the EIS carries meaningful information that can be extracted to perform effective FCS monitoring and diagnosis. This is the main concept behind the EIS-based monitoring and diagnostic tool. 

       



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      UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO

      Italy

      Cesare Pianese

      Cesare Pianese

      Full Professor at University of Salerno

      AALBORG UNIVERSITET

      Denmark

      Søren Knudsen Kær

      Søren Knudsen Kær

      Full professor, PhD Research manager

      DANTHERM POWER A.S

      Denmark

      Thomas Pedersen

      Thomas Pedersen

      Project Manager

      EIFER EUROPAISCHES INSTITUT FUR ENERGIEFORSCHUNG EDFKIT EWIV

      Germany

      Davide Beretta

      Davide Beretta

      Project Manager at EIFER - European Institute for Energy Research

      ELECTRO POWER SYSTEMS MANUFACTURING S.R.L

      Italy

      Lorenzo Cantone

      Lorenzo Cantone

      TORINO E-DISTRICT CONSORZIO

      Italy

      Marco Ottella

      Marco Ottella

      Public Affairs Manager at Bitron, Chief Operation Officer

      UNIVERSITE DE FRANCHECOMTE

      France

      Marie-Cécile Pera

      Marie-Cécile Pera

      Full Professor, University of Franche-Comte Deputy Director of FEMTO-ST Institute

      ABSISKEY CP

      France

      Emmanuel Muhr

      Emmanuel Muhr

      Senior consultant

      This project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) under grant agreement No 671486. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and Italy, Denmark, Germany, France.

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      Start 01/09/2015
      30% 02/07/2016
      End 31/08/2018
      Budget allocation . M€ Budget allocation
      Effort 246 p*m Effort
      Effort 7 persons Full time equivalent

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      Health Code

      2016-02-27

      Karlsruhe Meeting

      2016-02-26

      Health Code partners are meeting up in Karlsruhe at EIFER's for the 2nd meeting of the Project.

       

      Health Code

      2016-02-25

      FCLAB experimental activity on FC. © FEMTO-ST and UFC - Ludovic Godard.

      Health Code has started

      2016-02-21

      FCLAB experimental activity on FC. © FEMTO-ST and UFC - Ludovic Godard.

      Health Code

      2016-02-15

      Karlsruhe meeting. Second Project steering board.

      Health Code logo

      2016-01-03

      The logo of the project was designed by Mrs. Marinella Formetta and adapted by the designers of Absiskey. The logo recalls the main concepts behind th...

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