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Fuel cells:
efficient sources of
electricity and heat

Efficient energy conversion, safe and cost-effective storage media and low transportation losses are essential to future energy policy. These factors are as important as sustainable primary energy sources. With high efficiency, fuel cells convert chemical energy from hydrogen directly into electrical energy and heat. The only by-product of this process is steam resulting from the reaction of water and oxygen in the air. The electrical efficiency is by far superior to conventional generators. Fuel cells are quiet, eco-friendly, and scalable over a broad power range. They can be re-fueled as easily as a combustion engine vehicle. Fuel cells are suitable for micro portable devices over stationary CHP systems to small power stations. The development of stable, cost-effective fuel cells requires high testing efforts, especially of its components as well as engine fuel cell stacks. MAGNUM is an established equipment supplier of testing systems and quality control technology. We are part of a strong network and closely collaborate with leading partners in the fuel cell sector.

MAGNUM test and quality control equipment for fuel cells

Test stations for research and development:

With many years of experience in development and production of test equipment, MAGNUM offers fuel cell test stations for a broad power range of 100 W to 25 kW, and more. The test equipment is suitable for all types of fuel cells, such as PEFC, DMFC, AFC, and SOFC. The modular structure of our fully automated test equipment allows customized designs for various applications: humidification, impedance measurement, additional gas connections, or integrated modules for direct methanol operation. For detailed information please contact info(at)magnum.de.

Test stations for quality control (QC):

High quality and accurate components are the key to reliable, stable and competitive fuel cells. MAGNUM offers QC technology for stacks, single cells and fuel cell components. In 2010, MAGNUM launched new test equipment concepts for parallel multi-testing, especially for long-term testing purposes. These concepts have successfully been implemented by numerous clients. Examples include integrity tests for the MEA's gas-tightness, or fully automated thickness measurements of membranes, or bipolar plates integrated in the production process. In addition, MAGNUM has effectively developed ex-situ testing methods for quality control. Our scientists and engineers combine fuel cell expertise with long-term experience in testing technologies. Please contact us for further information on quality control – we look forward to a successful collaboration with you.