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Project INSIGHT

Project subtitle
ImplementatioN in real SOFC Systems of monItoring and diaGnostic tools using signal analysis to increase tHeir lifeTime

The INSIGHT project aims at developing a Monitoring, Diagnostic and Lifetime Tool (MDLT) for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) stacks and the hardware necessary for its implementation into a real SOFC system. The effectiveness of the MDLT will be demonstrated through on-field tests on a real micro-Combined Heat and Power system (2.5 kW), thus moving these tools from Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 3 to beyond 5. INSIGHT leverages the experience of previous projects and consolidates their outcomes both at methodological and application levels. The consortium will specifically exploit monitoring approaches based on two advanced complementary techniques: Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) and Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) in addition to conventional dynamic stack signals. Durability tests with faults added on purpose and accelerated tests will generate the data required to develop and validate the MDL algorithms. Based on the outcome of experimental analysis and mathematical approaches, fault mitigation logics will be developed to avoid stack failures and slow down their degradation. A specific low-cost hardware, consisting in a single board able to embed the MDLT will be developed and integrated into a commercial SOFC system, the EnGenTM 2500, which will be tested on-field. INSIGHT will then open the perspective to decrease the costs of service and SOFC stack replacement by 50%, which would correspond to a reduction of the Total Cost of Ownership by 10% / kWh. To reach these objectives, INSIGHT is a cross multidisciplinary consortium gathering 11 organisations from 6 member states (France, Italy, Denmark, Slovenia, Austria, Finland) and one associated country (Switzerland). The partnership covers all competences necessary: experimental testing (CEA, DTU, EPFL), algorithms developments (UNISA, IJS, AVL), hardware development (BIT), system integration and validation (VTT, SP, HTC), supported by AK for the project management and dissemination.

Project Information

Type of project : Research

Timing : 01/01/2017 > 31/12/2019

Project Budget : 3.146.056 €

Funding



Project partners

Coordinator :
CEA - Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives

Partners :
DTU - Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
University of Salerno
Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
AVL
SOLIDpower SpA

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
HTceramix SA
BITRON SPA
ABSISKEY CP


Sub project(s)

1
Sub project 1
Country
France
Address
RUE LEBLANC 25 75015 PARIS 15
Sub project categories
geo
48.8400497, 2.2736285

Project Id: 1027

This project datasheet was last updated on : 15.10.2018

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