Fuel Cell & Hybrid Energy Training System

Instructor Training System

Item code: ET-312

The Integration System is ideal for demanding application projects. With its 1.2 kW fuel cell module, matching DC/DC converter and a software facilitating overall system control, training and research projects can be implemented easily.

The 1200 Fuel Cell Module is based on the FCGen™ 1020 ACS stack from Ballard. The system features a high system efficiency and superiour life expectancy for the stack. The robust housing protects the internal system components. All interfaces are provided on the back of the unit at one level. Integrated rails, the 19“ format and high flexibility with respect to the installation position and ventilation simplify integration of the system. The included startup kit enables easy startup of the system in the lab.

The Nexa® DC1200 transforms the nonregulated output voltage of the fuel system to 24/48 V DC voltage and enables battery hybridization. The Nexa® OSC Software can be used for efficient overall system control of the Nexa® 1200 and Nexa® DC1200. Data from all components can be centrally parameterized and visualized.

The fuel cell module, DC/DC converter and Overall System Control Software of the Nexa® Family are optimized for maximum compatibility. This enables fast and easy implementation of stationary applications.

Applications:-

  • Breadboard a ssemblies for fuel cell evaluation
  • Backup and emergency power supply
  • Small mobile applications

Additional Information:
  • Item Code: ET-312

Clean Energy Trainer

Item code: ET-314

The Clean Energy Training Equipment allows experimentation with the supply of power through renewable energies and hydrogenbased energy storage.
The experiment set is designed for basic training needs. It includes all the components needed for setting up an autonomous energy system. Users can observe in detail the entire energy conversion chain, as well as the individual technologies of wind, solar and hydrogen power. The learning and experimentation software allows the selection of different weather and user profiles, which can be used to combine the individual components to create optimized complete systems. The user therefore develops competence in the design of energy systems.

Product Features
* Modular design with optimized individual components
* PC-supported measurement and experimentation
* Solar, wind and hydrogen components can be used separately
* Magnetic base for easy setup of experiments
* Practical storage box

Sample Experiments
* Optimal adaptation of renewable energy sources
* Production of hydrogen from renewable energy sources
* Observation of the properties of water during electrolysis
* Determining the characteristic curve of a fuel cell.

Clients can avail from us this range of Clean Energy Training Equipment at most affordable prices.


Additional Information:
  • Item Code: ET-314

Instructor Integration System

Item code: ET-316

The Instructor Integration System is suitable for labs and smaller application projects. The modular design and transparent interfaces make it easy to integrate.

The system includes a 50 W PEM fuel cell stack and a microcontroller board. An optional hybridization kit extends the power range by means of battery hybridization. The components are connected by a small number of highly transparent interfaces. This allows flexible use of the available space.

The software measures and visualizes important system parameters, such as stack current, voltage and temperature. Use of the system is safe and reliable. Hundreds of these systems are already in use around the world.

Applications:-

The system is ideal for applications with low power consumption:

  • Remote-controlled model cars
  • Mini power supply solutions
  • Frequently used for school competitions and university projects.


Technical Data :

  • Max. Power Output: 50 W.
  • Max. Current: 10 A.
  • Rated Voltage: 5 V DC.
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 120 x 103 x 135 mm.
  • Weight: 1.15 kg.

Additional Information:
  • Item Code: ET-316

Solar Hydrogen Extension

Item code: ET-318

The Solar Hydrogen Extension is a complete off-grid photovoltaic system combined with an electrolyzer. It produces hydrogen from clean solar power and can be combined with various Heliocentris products. The system can be used to implement exciting projects such as constructing a stationary autonomous power supply or a concept car with a hydrogen filling station.

The product extension enables complete balancing of the solar hydrogen generation. Performance and generation data of the solar modules, power electronics, battery and electrolyzer are displayed within the included software and can be logged for exporting. Energy flows between the individual components are clearly visualized. Mobile solar modules with adjustable angle of inclination and various solar sensors allow for in depth experiments on solar power generation.

Learning Objectives:-

  • Basics of solar photovoltaic power generation
  • Functional principle of an off-grid solar system
  • Efficiency analysis of solar hydrogen production
  • Dimensioning of a solar hydrogen system


Combinable Systems:-

  • Solar Hydrogen Extension 30.
  • Instructor Training System (p. 6).
  • Instructor Integration System (p. 7).
  • Solar Hydrogen Extension 60.
  • Nexa® Training System (p. 8).
  • Nexa® Integration System (p. 9).
  • FC-42 Evaluation Kit (p. 11).

Additional Information:
  • Item Code: ET-318

Fuel Cell Model Car

Item code: ET-320 

The Dr FuelCell Model Car integrates the subject of renewable energies into the classroom in an uncomplicated manner. Preconfigured experiments make learning science curricula fun.

The Model Car can be operated with energy from the reversible fuel cell or the solar panel. The fuel cell allows to generate and store hydrogen easier than using the Hofmann apparatus. All components can be flexibly combined with each other. The robust model car is suitable for group and individual instruction. A curriculum- oriented instruction manual as well as a teacher‘s guide with experiment materials that can be copied and printed allow for a fast and easy preparation for class.

Areas of Application:-
Suitable for teaching content from the curricula of physics and chemistry for the lower secondary level:

  • Water: element or compound
  • Chemical reactions / Energy conversion
  • Paths of current – circuit systems
  • Experimenting, logging, analyzing
  • Planning and implementation of project-related tasks


Sample Experiments

  • Proper alignment of solar panels
  • Understanding electrolysis
  • Hydrogen energy in motion: work, output, friction
  • Efficiency
  • What is a hybrid?

Additional Information:
  • Item Code: ET-320

Integration System

Item code: ET-322

The Integration System is ideal for demanding application projects. With its 1.2 kW fuel cell module, matching DC/DC converter and a software facilitating overall system control, training and research projects can be implemented easily.

The 1200 Fuel Cell Module is based on the FCGen™ 1020 ACS stack from Ballard. The system features a high system efficiency and superiour life expectancy for the stack. The robust housing protects the internal system components. All interfaces are provided on the back of the unit at one level. Integrated rails, the 19“ format and high flexibility with respect to the installation position and ventilation simplify integration of the system. The included startup kit enables easy startup of the system in the lab.

The DC1200 transforms the nonregulated output voltage of the fuel system to 24/48 V DC voltage and enables battery hybridization. The OSC Software can be used for efficient overall system control of the 1200 and DC1200. Data from all components can be centrally parameterized and visualized.

The fuel cell module, DC/DC converter and Overall System Control Software of the Nexa® Family are optimized for maximum compatibility. This enables fast and easy implementation of stationary applications.

Applications:-

  • Breadboard a ssemblies for fuel cell evaluation
  • Backup and emergency power supply
  • Small mobile applications

Additional Information:
  • Item Code: ET-322

Training System

Item code: ET-324

The Training System allows practical preparatory experiments in the design and hybridization of an energy system using fuel cell technology.
The system is designed for advanced instruction. Power systems can be simulated on the basis of industrial system components. The fuel cell module, hydrogen storages, battery and power electronics can be examined and influenced separately.

The Training System enables complete output balancing – from the source through the internal energy conversion stages all the way to the sink. Data acquisition and system configuration are conveniently executed via computer. Users learn about load profiles, efficiencies and design criteria, making them experts in system design.

Product Features

 

  • Realistic earning system
  • 1.2 kW PEM fuel cell module with battery hybridization
  • Learning and experimenting software with automatic generation of characteristic curves
  • Central visualization & control of all system processes via computer
  • Two battery capacities for experiment setups
  • Output for DC and AC power
  • Integrated hydrogen storage
  • Flexible use of the system, standing and sitting
  • Extensive learning and experimenting materials

 


Operating Modes

  • Fuel cell system
  • Fuel cell battery system (hybridization)
  • Independent power supply (autonomous system)
  • Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for grid-integrated systems

 


Areas of Application

  • Electrical, energy, power supply, process engineering
  • Renewable energies

Additional Information:
  • Item Code: ET-324

New Energy Lab

Item code: ET-326

The New Energy Lab is a complete energy system for conveying practical knowledge in the field of energy management. The system combines renewable energy generation from solar, wind and fuel cell power with modern energy storage technology to create an autonomous hybrid system.
Optimized for the requirements of universities and vocational schools, the technology can be explored as a single process or at the level of the overall system. The system generates enough power to operate typical household appliances. Students can set up an autonomous power supply and learn about the interrelationships of various aspects of power management by experimenting with the parameters of the system components. The public power supply grid can be used as a backup to simulate the combined use of renewable and conventional energy sources, such as a diesel generator. The system can be used to simulate and analyze typical scenarios, such as operation at night or during periods of no wind.

Extensive measuring technology, central monitoring and control software and an electronic load make it possible to record characteristic curves and system data.


Additional Information:
  • Item Code: ET-326

Evaluation Kit

Item code: ET-328

The Evaluation Kit is a modular lab system which enables the operation and examination of the water-cooled fuel cell stacks from Schunk.

The system consists of an FC-42 Stack and an operator module that supplies the stack with oxygen and hydrogen and also provides for cooling. An external controller is used to control the system. Stack temperature and stack humidity can be controlled. Available in versions for 360 W and 720 W stacks, the system is ready for operation and initial experiments as soon as it is set up.

As a platform for in-depth study or individual product developments, additional measuring technology or technical process components, such as temperature gauges and flow meters or humidifiers, can easily be integrated. Measuring data is recorded by the monitoring software, which is included.

Application Examples:-

Stationary power supply with cogeneration

  • Emergency power and UPS systems
  • On-board power supply for motor vehicles and boats
  • Small electric drive systems

Additional Information:
  • Item Code: ET-328

Fuel Cell Lab

Item code: ET-330

The Fuel Cell Lab from Heliocentris provides a comprehensive insight into fuel cell technology – from the basics including the examination of design and function of fuel cell systems to expert knowledge, e. g. the combination with battery technology.

As a complete solution, the Fuel Cell Lab comprises of single training systems for different levels and subjects. Each system has a different learning objective that builds the basis for the next system. Hands-on experiments, comprehensive experimentation instructions and realistic setups help learners to develop practical skills in dealing with fuel cell systems.

The configuration of a Heliocentris Fuel Cell Lab can be adapted according to different course sizes.


Additional Information:
  • Item Code: ET-330

Hydrogen Generator

Item code: ET-332

The Hydrogen Generators of the HG Series enable the production of high-purity hydrogen (99.9999 %) for laboratory use. They are suitable for direct operation of fuel cell systems and filling of low-pressure metal hydride canisters.

Designed for continuous operation, the Hydrogen Generators of the HG Series do not need any maintenance. An intelligent regulator ensures that only the quantity of hydrogen is generated that is currently needed. No hydrogen is stored in the unit. A safety system stops the generation of hydrogen immediately in case of a leak.

The I/O Board enables communication via RS232 interface and the extension of production capacity through cascading up to 10 generators.

Product Options:-
HG30 Hydrogen Generator : Item No. 651
HG60 Hydrogen Generator : Item No. 1302

Accessories:-
I/O Board HG Series : Item No. 1801

Technical Data
Hydrogen Production: 30 | 60 sl/h
Dimensions (W x D x H): 230 x 355 x 410 mm
Weight (unfilled): 19 | 20 kg


    Additional Information:
    • Item Code: ET-332

    Fuel Cell Professional

    Item code: ET-334

    The Dr Fuel Cell Professional is designed for class demonstrations of experiments and hands-on use by students. The system represents a complete energy cycle based on solar-hydrogen fuel cell technology.

    Solar and fuel cell technology can be examined in detail and portrayed within the context of the overall concept. Large components and easy-to-read displays are ideal for group presentations and demonstrations. Preconfigured experiments and the curriculum-oriented documentation facilitate class preparation. The system can also be operated by students.

    Areas of Application:-
    Suitable for teaching numerous subjects of physics, chemistry and technology:

    • Molecules and chemical reactions
    • Reaction speeds
    • Thermodynamics
    • Electrochemistry
    • Energy conversion and efficiency
    • Measuring and interpreting characteristic curves


    The system is also suitable for basic practical experiments in the natural sciences and technological subjects.

    Sample Experiments:-

    • Current and voltage characteristic curves of solar panel and fuel cell
    • Faraday‘s first law
    • Electrolysis
    • Faraday and energy efficiency of an electrolyzer and of a fuel cell
    • Thermodynamics: electrochemical processes
    • Series and parallel connection of fuel cells
    • Water = 2 parts hydrogen + 1 part oxygen

    Additional Information:
    • Item Code: ET-334
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