The educational-methodical panel «Hydrogen energy» allows students to get acquainted with the basic technological solutions in the hydrogen energy field. Depending on the topics covered and the depth of their consideration, this stand can be applied either for school subjects (physics, chemistry, elements of mathematics), or in addition to courses at subsequent & higher levels of education. As a result of work at the stand, students receive a set of professional, interdisciplinary and advanced level skills & knowledge. The control of the stand, as well as the record of work parameters, can be made with a personal computer.
Practical lessons and projects, can be taught on the following topics using the «Hydrogen Energy» panel:
» Electrochemical power sources;
» Structure and working principle of fuel cell (FC);
» FC Thermodynamics;
» Self-contained power supply systems;
» Power electronics;
» Electrical engineering.
Weight: not more than 5 kg
Power supply: 220 v, 50 Hz
The stand is used for educational projects as well as for laboratory work and cases solution.
- Cylinder with metal hydride alloy type AV5 for hydrogen storage (with a capacity of not less than 10 gallons of gas; 4 pcs.);
- Gas pressure regulator;
- One or two fuel cells (depending on specification), based on polyethylene electrolyte not less than 30 W power supply;
- Hydrogen flow meter for each FC;
- Electrical load module, with the main electrical characteristics displaying option;
- Controller display;
- Button keypad;
- Electric connection for external devices;
- Hydrogen concentration sensor;
- Hydrogen and venting valve for each FC;
- Network cable;
- A set of teaching materials (differently depending on the level of education).
- Exterior and interior temperature of each FC;
- The temperature of the hydrogen cylinder;
- The voltage of each FC;
- The current through each FC;
- Real time hydrogen consumption for each FC;
- Each FC fan speed (percentage of the maximum speed).
Recording of characteristic curves of the fuel cell (including VAC and WattAC);
FC parameter definition (e.g., fuel cell EFFICIENCY);
Optimization of fuel cell operation mode in different conditions;
Definition of energy requirement for a fuel cell’s own needs;
Study of hydrogen source modes;
Metal-hydride cartridge hydrogen capacity;
Studies regarding the combining of two FCs (depending on stand set).