Fuel cell and electrolyser testing and regulation solutions
Alicat mass flow and pressure regulation units are best known in the hydrogen industry for their use in fuel cell test benches. As the hydrogen economy continues to develop, we are working to provide solutions usable throughout the entire hydrogen supply chain.
Tips and tricks for test bench instrumentation
Reliable and adaptive instrumentation is the key to effective fuel cell R&D. Here we discuss how to get the most out of the instruments in your test setup, so you can focus on your research with as little worry as possible.
Hydrogen leak detection
Hydrogen can be challenging to work with. Due to its low density, hydrogen is prone to leaking and these leaks be difficult to detect. This is a source of system inefficiency and also presents a safety risk. The high sensitivity and accuracy of Alicat units make them ideal for leak checking hydrogen systems.
SOFC temperature control
Accurate, even temperature control across a fuel cell stack is key to system efficiency and longevity. With control response times under 50 ms and compatibility with a range of communication protocols and PLCs, Alicat high flow controllers are ideal for precise, stable regulation of both reactant gas flow and preheater performance.