The Giantleap project releases today its documentation on experimental protocols for stacks and balance-of-plant components.
The document was authored mainly by SINTEF research scientist Alejandro Oyarce Barnett, with the support of many others in the consortium. The document is a public deliverable, and can be downloaded from this link.
The document presents a number of load cycles for both endurance and accelerated stress tests, as well as a set of reference operating conditions such as temperature, pressure, humidification, and gas flow. Tests are intended to be carried out in single cells, short stacks, as well as at system level. The report further contains a detailed description on how to perform the electrochemical characterisation of stacks and single cells, e. g. polarization curves, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and cyclic voltammetry (CV), as well as sampling parameters and rates. Finally, the document also contains a chapter on AST of balance-of-plant components.