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Testing of SOFC/SOEC Electrolyzer

For the fully automated testing of SOFC electrolyzers we offer retrofittable extension options for our standard SOFC test rigs Evaluator HT.

The Centerpiece is HORIBA FuelCon's proprietary pulsation free evaporator assembly. Due to the extremely uniform evaporation of the water pressure, fluctuations and associated fluctuations in the cell voltages are avoided. The steam production can be carried out with or without the use of carrier gas.

Evaporator assemblies are available in different sizes according to customer requirements. The desired amount of steam and temperature is precisely adjustable.

We offer:

  • Power ranges between 1 W and 25 kW (cells or stacks)
  • Power supply up to 1,000 A / 1,000 V
  • Pressure management
    • Up to 30 bar
    • Independent settings for anode and cathode
    • Various control modes  (pre-, back- and differential)
  • Thermal management
    • Up to 950 °C
    • Independent loops for gases and water
    • Top hat or clamshell furnaces
  • Precise pressure independent water feed and metering
  • Exhaust treatment
    • Powerful gas liquid separation
    • Exhaust flow metering
  • PLC controlled with multi-level alarm management
  • PC with HORIBA TestWork operator interface
  • Integrated impedance spectroscopy (option)

For additional information please contact us directly. We are looking forward to discuss your requirements.