Ballard’s state-of-the-art test lab sets the industry standard for proton exchange membrane fuel cell development and testing.
Leveraging the full suite of testing and failure analysis tools available, significant information can be provided to identify issues and recommend changes to the stack and system design or operation. Tests can be carried out on Ballard products, or customer test articles, such as stacks, fuel cell components or materials.
Ballard’s Test Lab Statistics:
|CASE STUDY: AEROSPACE|
|SITUATION:||A leading aircraft manufacturer required an in-depth understanding of the performance of fuel cells across a wide range of aerospace functions, where reliable performance and safety are the utmost concern.|
|SOLUTION:||Ballard conducted a comprehensive testing program on our FCvelocity® -9SSL fuel cell stack, utilizing specific and specialized operating conditions outside Ballard's standard operating protocol.|
|RESULTS:||Ballard delivered the testing results, along with a mathematical model for future simulations, to the aircraft manufacturer within three months. This allowed the company to successfully pass its technology readiness gate.|