Accession Number:

ADA399472

Title:

Fuel Cell Power Plant Initiative. Volume I: Solid Oxide Fuel Cell/Logistics Fuel Processor 27 kWe Power System Demonstration for ARPA

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 24 May 1995-26 Feb 1996

Corporate Author:

WESTINGHOUSE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

119.0

Abstract:

This report describes the successful testing of a 27 kWe Solid Oxide Fuel Cell SOFC generator fueled by natural gas andor a fuel gas produced by a brassboard logistics fuel preprocessor LFP. The test period began on May 24, 1995 and ended on February 26, 1996 with the successful completion of all program requirements and objectives. During this time period, this power system produced 118.2 MWh of electric power. No degradation of the generators performance was measured after 5,582 accumulated hours of operation on these fuels The report presents the measured electrical performance of the generator on all three fuel types and notes the small differences due to fuel type. Operational difficulties due to component failures are well documented even though they did not affect the overall excellent performance of this SOFC power generator.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE