The Thermochemical Power Group (TPG) is building at the laboratory of the University of Genoa, Italy, a new high temperature fuel cell - micro gas turbine physical emulator based on commercial machine technology. The aim of this new test rig is the experimental analysis of the coupling of commercial machines with fuel cell stacks focusing the attention on the critical phases of start-up, shutdown and load changes. The experimental facility is composed of a Turbec T100 micro gas turbine package modified for the fuel cell emulator connection, a set of pipes designed for by-pass, measurement or bleed reasons, and a high temperature volume designed for the RRFCS stack dimension physical emulation. This experimental approach is essential for model validations, and to test different transient operative procedures and control systems without any risk for an expensive real fuel cell stack. This paper shows the preliminary experimental data obtained with the machine in stand alone configuration, focusing the attention on the comparison of these results with the tests performed with the external pipes. Furthermore, a theoretical transient model of this new experimental facility has been developed with the TRANSEO tool. It is essential for the rig design and to perform preliminary results necessary to prevent dangerous conditions during the tests. This paper reports a preliminary verification of this model performed with the facility.
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|Titolo:||Micro gas turbine based test rig for hybrid system emulation|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||04.01 - Contributo in atti di convegno|