Application of a polymer exchange membrane fuel cell stack as the primary energy source in a commercial uninterruptible power supply unit

  • Piotr Bujlo University of the Western Cape, South African Institute for Advanced Materials Chemistry, Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) Systems and Validation Centre Electrotechnical Institute Division of Electrotechnology and Materials Science, Energy Sources Research Section
  • Grzegorz Pasciak Electrotechnical Institute Division of Electrotechnology and Materials Science, Energy Sources Research Section
  • Jacek Chmielowiec Electrotechnical Institute Division of Electrotechnology and Materials Science, Energy Sources Research Section
  • Marek Malinowski Electrotechnical Institute Division of Electrotechnology and Materials Science, Energy Sources Research Section

Abstract

This paper presents construction details of the commercially available uninterruptible power supply system (UPS) in which the PEM fuel cell stack was applied as the primary energy source. Results of components testing as steady state performance of the fuel cell stack used are presented and analyzed in the context of project assumptions. Finally, the results of field tests of the complete UPS unit are presented and analyzed. The designed and constructed uninterruptible power supply with fuel cell module can power any electrical devices up to 300 W for 80 minutes with 33 gram of stored hydrogen.

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Published
2013-05-29
How to Cite
BUJLO, Piotr et al. Application of a polymer exchange membrane fuel cell stack as the primary energy source in a commercial uninterruptible power supply unit. Journal of Power Technologies, [S.l.], v. 93, n. 3, p. 154--160, may 2013. ISSN 2083-4195. Available at: <https://papers.itc.pw.edu.pl/index.php/JPT/article/view/406>. Date accessed: 05 aug. 2021.
Section
Fuel Cells and Hydrogen

Keywords

proton exchange membrane fuel cell, stationary application, hydrogen, uninterruptible power supply

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