Accession Number:

ADA143402

Title:

Fuel Cell Power Systems for Navy Applications

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 81-Nov 82

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

A fuel cell power plant can supply both thermal and electrical energy to a site load. The technical and economic attractiveness of using a fuel cell system for a given application depends on many factors such as satisfying load requirements, reliability, local energy costs, and capital costs. Satisfying site load requirements cost effectively requires a properly sized fuel cell system operating in its optimum mode. A computer program was developed to simulate the dynamic inputoutputs of the fuel cell system fuel cell, auxiliary boiler, thermal storage, electrical grid and evaluate the separate system operational costs. Using the computer simulation in an iterative method, the optimum operational mode and size of the fuel cell and thermal storage can be estimated. A life-cycle-cost analysis for a given application can be performed using current manufacturer hardware costs and energy inputoutput data generated from the computer simulation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE