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Resources 2015, 4(3), 692-712;

Modular PEM Fuel Cell SCADA & Simulator System

Department of Electronic, Computer Science and Automatic Engineering, University of Huelva, Crta. Huelva-Palos de la Frontera s/n, 21819 Palos de la Frontera, Spain
The author contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Witold-Roger Poganietz
Received: 21 May 2015 / Revised: 21 July 2015 / Accepted: 31 July 2015 / Published: 1 September 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Alternative Energy Sources in Developing and Developed Regions)
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The paper presents a Supervision, Control, Data Acquisition and Simulation (SCADA & Simulator) system that allows for real-time training in the actual operation of a modular PEM fuel cell system. This SCADA & Simulator system consists of a free software tool that operates in real time and simulates real situations like failures and breakdowns in the system. This developed SCADA & Simulator system allows us to properly operate a fuel cell and helps us to understand how fuel cells operate and what devices are needed to configure and run the fuel cells, from the individual stack up to the whole fuel cell system. The SCADA & Simulator system governs a modular system integrated by three PEM fuel cells achieving power rates higher than tens of kilowatts. View Full-Text
Keywords: fuel cell application; fuel cell technology; SCADA; simulator fuel cell application; fuel cell technology; SCADA; simulator

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Segura, F.; Andújar, J.M. Modular PEM Fuel Cell SCADA & Simulator System. Resources 2015, 4, 692-712.

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