PowerStation CompuCell

Product Code: 72108121

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From $84,880.00

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The PowerStation CompuCell gas management unit enables fuel cell and electrochemical testing for PEM, alkaline, and phosphoric acid fuel cells, providing capacity for single cells and fuel cell stacks.  Fully integrated with the Power Station, it allows total control of input and output gas conditions for all your fuel cell testing needs.
 
 
Key Features:
 
✔ Precision automated gas supply, humidification and effluent management
✔ Convenient front panel access to manual controls,and output and return gas fittings
✔ Safety designed in through hardware features and software control
✔ Front panel bypass valve for humidified or dry gas switching
✔ Two Independent Gas Lines
✔ Highest Quality Humidification Capacity
✔ Automatic or Manual Operation
✔ A Decade of Product Refinement

 

Gas Management Module Electronic Load
 
 • Up to 50 psig operation
 
 • Manual back-pressure regulators
 
 • NEMA rated solenoid valves normally closed on reactant lines (for  safety) normally open on purge lines (for safety)
 
 • Reactant lines separated by leak-free solenoid valves
 
 • Precision, all stainless steel mass flow controllers (same as those  used in the semiconductor industry)
 
 • Under programmed control of the Power Station™ Gas flow accuracy +/- 1% of full scale Gas flow precision +/- 0.2% of full scale Gas flow  resolution 0.1% of full scale
 
 • Seamless stainless steel tubing throughout
 
 • Strategically located check valves prevent back-flow of reactant gases
 
 • Power: 800 Watts (8”W x 5.25”H 22”D, ca. 40kg) 2000 Watts (19”W x  5.25”H 22”D) 4000 Watts (19”W x 8”H 22”D)
 
 • Selectable Voltage: 0-10, 0-20, and 0-50 Volts
 
 • Selectable Current: 0-2, 0-20, and 0-150 Amps
 
 • Constant Current and Voltage Mode: Accuracy: ± 0.25% FS for  med/high ranges ± 0,50% FS for low range Resolution: 1/4000 of full  scale
 
 • Constant Power Mode: Accuracy: ± 3% FS for all ranges Resolution:  0.25% of full scale
 
 • Digital Front Panel Display
 
 • Expandable to Second Load in Parallel
 
 • Digital Interface via IEEE-488
 
 • Manual or Computer Controlled Operation
 
 • Convenient Front Panel Connection (800W Load)
 
 • Current and Voltage Performance* 800W Current – Up To 50A at 0.1V
 
 • Up To 150A at 0.4V Voltage 0 to 50V 2000W Current – Up To 150A at  0.1V Up To 500A at 0.4V Voltage 0 to 50V 4000W Current – Up To  250A  at 0.1V Up To 1000A at 0.4V Voltage 0 to 50V
 

 

“State of the Art” Humidification Control
 
 • Proprietary design
 
 • Dual reservoir construction
 
 • Complete saturation at 75°C and 2 liters/min
 
 • No erratic flow or water slugs in gas supply to cell
 
 • Front panel sight tubes indicate water level
 
 • Contact thermostats provide high temperature automatic cutoff for  safety (automatically reset)
 
 • Controlled by PID temperature control algorithm (parameters set  in Power Station Software)
 
 • Easy refill of water reservoirs
 
 • All stainless steel construction
 

 

Integrated Software for Safety and Flexibility System Control Features
 
 • Integral to the Power Station™
 
> Not based on general purpose lab test software
> Not adapted from battery test
> Not modified from a 3rd party product
 
 • Safety Designed In – for Unattended Operation
 
 • Quick and Easy Test Configuration
 
 • Real-Time Graphic Data Output
 
 • User Friendly Graphic User Interface
 
 • Very Wide Flexibility in Load Control Sequences
 
> Stepped, Ramped, Constant Load Control
> Simulates Real-World Power Applications
 
 
 • Independent Control of Each Mass Flow Controller
 
 • Pressure switches sense gas supply pressure defines safe  operation  for reactant and purge gas supplies
 
 • Pressure transducers sense back pressure – senses gas leak for  safety shutdown
 
 • PID Temperature control software provides precision temperature  control of humidifiers and fuel cells
 
 • PS Interface monitors cell voltage and reference cell voltage directly
 
 • PS Interface monitors backpressure of anode and cathode
 
 • Watchdog timers monitors computer activity
 
 • Fixed, Load Following, and Combination Gas Flow Control Options
 
1. Fixed Flow
2. Stoichiometric Load Following
3. Fixed Minimum Plus Load Following

 

 

Gas Flow Control
Unsurpassed Gas Flow Control Temperature Control Schematic
 
 • 50 psig operation (ca. 4.5bar)
 
 • Automatic water traps empty without losing pressure
 
 • Manual backpressure regulators
 
 • NEMA rated solenoid valves Normally closed on reactant lines (for
 safety) Normally open on purge lines (for safety)
 
 • Reactant lines separated by leakfree solenoid valves
 
 • Strategically located check valves prevent back-flow of reactant gases
 
 • Precision, all stainless steel mass flow controllers (same as those  used in the semiconductor industry)
 
 • Under programmed control of the Power Station:
> Gas flow accuracy +/- 1% of full scale
> Gas flow precision +/- 0,2% of full scale
> Gas flow resolution 0,1% of full scale
 
 • Seamless stainless steel tubing throughout
 
 
 
 
 Temperature control is not an explicit function of the PS-DR.  It is a  function of the Power Station System Controller, the optional GTL gas  transfer lines.  
 
 
 
System Control Features
 
• Pressure switches sense gas supply pressure – defines safe  operation for reactant and purge gas supplies
 
 • Pressure transducers sense back pressure – senses gas leak for  safety shutdown
 
 • Reactant solenoid valves are individually activated for flexible use
 
 • Safe shutdown under several user selectable criterion
 
 • Safe shutdown from power loss or computer crash
 
 

 

 

Pressure
  • Maximum Operating Pressure 50 psig (4.5 Bar)
Mass Flow Controllers
  • Full Scale Ranges Available 10 to 20000 sccm
  • Control Range 2% to 100% of Full Scale
  • Accuracy ± 1% of Full Scale
  • Repeatability ± 0.2% of Full Scale
  • Resolution 0.1% of Full Scale
  • Wetted Materials 316L SS, Viton™, Nickel
Gas Connections
  • 1/4” Swagelok™ Tubing Connectors 
  • Front Panel:
    • Output Reactant Gases to Fuel Cell (4)
    • Reactant Return Gases from Fuel Cell (2)
    • Ports for Refill of Humidifier Bottles (2)
  • Rear Panel:
    • Input Reactant Gases (4)
    • Input Purge Gas (1)
    • Output Venting of Reactant Gases (2)
    • Output Product Water to Drain (2)
Electronic Load
  • Power: 800 Watts (also available 2000W or 4000W)
  • Selectable Voltage: 0-10, 0-20, and 0-50 Volts
  • Selectable Current: 0-2, 0-20, and 0-150 Amps
  • Constant Current and Voltage Mode:
    • Accuracy: ± 0.25% for full scale med/high ranges ± 0.50% full scalefor low range
    • Resolution: 1/4000 of full scale
  • Constant Power Mode:
    • Accuracy: ± 3% FS for all ranges
    • Resolution: 0.25% of full scale
Electrical Requirements
  • All power and control connections provided by Power Station Control Unit
Physical Characteristics
  • Size (W x H x D): 17.5 x 12.25 x 18.5 inches (44 x 31 x 47 cm)
  • Weight: 110 lbs. (50 kg)

 

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