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Fuel Cell Systems 

Micro and Portable Fuel Cell Systems 

Testing and certification of micro and portable fuel cell systems

The VDE Institute accompanies these processes in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and together they offer testing and certification services for micro and portable fuel cell systems for the following applications:

portable application

  • fuel cell as energy supply for different applications, e. g. for mobile phones, laptop computer, drives and generators

peripheral devices

  • the success of the fuel cell is essentially dependent on the availability of the individual peripheral components such as converter and inverter, sensor, cooling systems and for example heat exchanging systems.

The testing and certification services comprise of

  • development accompanying tests
  • type testing for safety and performance
  • FMEA, risk analyses
  • electrical, mechanical and chemical tests
  • environmental tests
  • hazardous gas tests for electrolyzer

 Use our competence

Starting with electro technology tests on to the testing of environmental effects – Fraunhofer ISE and the VDE Institute offer complementary services from one source.

  • Pre-competitive research by the Fraunhofer ISE
  • Project monitoring by the VDE Institute and Fraunhofer ISE
  • Standards consulting and representation in standards committees by the VDE Institute and Fraunhofer ISE
  • Comprehensive product evaluation by the VDE Institute and Fraunhofer ISE
  • Certification by the VDE Institute