FuelCon extends its product line of "diagnostic tools".(PresseBox) (East Mall, Vancouver, )
The TrueData product line from FuelCon includes a variety of analytical tools and accessories to assist investigators in the field of fuel cell, battery, super capacitor or general electrochemistry research.
The TrueData accessories are specifically designed with a standard digital interface to operate within FuelCon's Evaluator®-series test stations using our FuelWork software, as a stand alone device or within custom-build test equipment, provided the interface is compatible. Given the common use of LabView™-based test systems, FuelCon designed the accessories to operate specifically with LabView-VIs for easy system integration.
FuelCon’s TrueData product line currently consists of the "EIS", "Load", "CVM" and "CDD" and is continuously under development for new interesting diagnostic tools.
TrueData-EIS performs electrochemical impedance measurements within a frequency spectrum and current capability ideal to fuel cell and battery research. TrueData-LOAD is a newly developed electronic load with a unique modular design, allowing the load to be easily sized for any battery and fuel cell application. The electronic load comes with two ranges for both, current and voltage measurement and thus is a perfect choice to investigate single cells as well as stacks.
With TrueData-CDD, the current density distribution within a fuel cell can be measured and analyzed. To achieve this, a specially designed sensor-plate is inserted into the fuel cell measuring the current distribution with a resolution of 7mmx7mm.
Under the trademark TrueData-CVM, FuelCon offers a new device to measure individual cell voltages within fuel cell stacks at rapid sampling rates. A compact housing allows the device to be positioned near the stack therefore reducing cable length and signal distortion. The modules are available in 30, 50 and 70 channel sets, which can be combined for larger stack testing.
The next opportunity to meet with FuelCon and discuss these new tools will be at the Hanover Fair 2006. FuelCon will have a booth at the "Hydrogen + Fuel Cells" exhibit in hall 13, stand F78.