Intertek offers a wide range of consultancy and advisory services for fuel cell components and systems, and works with developers, manufactures and applications experts

About Fuel Cells

A fuel cell is the generic term for an electrochemical conversion device which continuously converts chemical energy bound in a fuel and oxidant into electricity. A fuel cell produces electricity on demand continuously as long as the fuel and oxidant are supplied. The fuel technology offers the benefits of high efficiency, low or zero emissions, multi-fuel capability, scalability and ease of maintenance. In portable application, fuel cells may offer far higher energy densities than today’s lithium-ion batteries.

The fuel cell stack is the key component in a fuel cell system. Other components include:

  • Oxidant and Fuel Processing Systems
  • Thermal Management System
  • Water Treatment System
  • Power Conditioning System
  • Automatic Control System
  • Ventilation System
  • Bridging Power System, e.g. Battery or supercapacitor

Our expertise covers batteries, fuel cells and super capacitors. Consultancy services include:

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Test program development
  • Regulatory Consulting of all Safety Aspects and Assessment of Conformity to Regulations and Standards
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • CE Marking
  • Specification development
  • Prototype Evaluations
  • Selection of Optimal Power Source
  • Technical Due Diligence
  • Modeling and Simulation of Components and Systems
  • Warranty investigations
  • Supplier assessments
  • Technical Forecasts/Roadmapping
  • Training and Courses
  • On-Site Expert Resource
  • Manufacturing plant audits
  • Reliability, safety and failure analysis

Fuel Cell Case Studies

  • Evaluation of stationary fuel cells for UPS applications - Installation, permits applications, training and performance testing for a global supplier of telecommunication solutions
  • Fuel cell powering industrial vehicles – feasibility study for a major forklift truck manufacturer
  • Residential SOFC fuel cells – technology procurement project for a major metropolitan area
  • Modeling and simulations of PEM fuel cells – virtual prototyping for a major vehicle manufacturer
  • Review of the standardization development status of fuel cell technology worldwide
  • Requirement analysis and compliance reviews towards IEC 62282-6-100 - Market access study for a micro fuel cell developing company
  • Road mapping for the Swedish Defense Material Administration (FMV) - Performance testing and evaluation of PEMFC and DMFC systems
  • Member of steering group for founding national stationary fuel cell projects
  • Review of technology trends and developers/suppliers worldwide of portable fuel cells
  • Courses in the area of fuel cells are carried out on a continual basis
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