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PowerStation-Ultima™
Multiply the PowerStation™’s Capacity!
8 Additional Gas Lines for 4 More Fuel Cells! Highest Quality Humidification Capacity! Automatic or Manual Operation!

Product Overview Key Features
The Ultima™ gas management unit multiplies the power of the Power Station™ to enable fuel cell and electrochemical testing to an efficient level. Designed for PEM, alkaline, and phosphoric acid fuel cells, it provides added capacity for 4 more single cells and fuel cell stacks. For those faced with extensive fuel cell testing requirements, there is no more advanced system, and no safer system for unattended operation. Only sold with the PS-Ultima™ System Controller.
  • Gas Management Multiplier of the CompuCell™ Module
  • Precision automated gas supply, humidification and effluent management
  • Convenient front panel access to manual controls, and output and return gas fittings
  • Safety designed in through hardware features and software control
   
Gas Management Module
  • Up to 50 psig operation (ca. 4,5 bar)
  • Manual backpressure regulators
  • NEMA rated solenoid valves Normally closed on reactant lines (for safety) Normally open on purge lines (for safety)
  • Reactant lines separated by leakfree solenoid valves
  • Strategically located check valves prevent back-flow of reactant gases
  • Precision, all stainless steel mass flow controlers (same as those used in the semiconductor industry)
  • Under programmed control of the Power Station™ Gas flow accuracy +/- 1% of full scale Gas flow precision +/- 0,2% of full scale Gas flow resolution 0,1% of full scale
  • Seamless #316 stainless steel tubing throughout
   
Electronic load
  • Power: 800 Watts (8”W x 5.25”H 22”D, ca. 40kg) 2000 Watts (19”W x 5.25”H 22”D) 4000 Watts (19”W x 8”H 22”D)
  • Selectable Voltage: 0-10, 0-20, and 0-50 Volts
  • Selectable Current: 0-2, 0-20, and 0-150 Amps
  • Constant Current and Voltage Mode:
    Accuracy: ± 0,25% FS for med/high ranges ± 0,50% FS for low range Resolution: 1/4000 of full scale
  • Constant Power Mode: Accuracy: ± 3% FS for all ranges Resolution: 0,25% of full scale
  • Digital Front Panel Display
  • Expandable to Second Load in Parallel
  • Digital Interface via IEEE-488
  • Manual or Computer Controlled Operation Convenient Front Panel Connection (800W Load)
  • Current and Voltage Performance*
    800W Current - Up To 50A at 0,1V Up To 150A at 0,4V Voltage 0 to 50V
    2000W Current - Up To 150A at 0,1V Up To 500A at 0,4V Voltage 0 to 50V
    4000W Current - Up To 250A at 0,1V Up To 1000A at 0,4V Voltage 0 to 50V
    *Higher Voltage Options Available
 
"State of the Art" Humidification Control
  • Proprietary design
  • Dual reservoir construction
  • Complete saturation at 75°C and 2 liters/min.
  • No erratic flow or water slugs in gas supply to cell.
  • Front panel sight tubes indicate water level
  • Easy refill of water reservoirs
  • Contact thermostats provide high temperature automatic cutoff for safety (automatically reset)
  • Controlled by PID temperature control algorithm (parameters set in Power Station Software)
  • All stainless steel construction
   
Integrated Software for Safety and Flexibilty System Control Features
  • Integral to the Power Station™
    • Not based on general purpose lab test software
    • Not adapted from battery test
    • Not modified from a 3rd party product
  • Safety Designed In
    for Unattended Operation
  • Quick and Easy Test Configuration
  • Real-Time Graphic Data Output
  • User Friendly Graphic User Interface

For detailed software information, please check the PowerStation file.

  • Independent Control of Each Mass Flow Controller
  • Pressure switches sense gas supply pressure defines safe operation for reactant and purge gas supplies
  • Pressure transducers sense back pressure - senses gas leak for safety shutdown
  • PID Temperature control software provides precision temperature control of humidifiers and fuel cells
  • PS Interface monitors cell voltage and reference cell voltage directly
  • PS Interface monitors backpressure of anode and cathode
  • Watchdog timers monitors computer activity

   
PowerStation-Ultima™
Gas Flow control  
   
Unsurpassed Gas Flow Control
  • 50 psig operation (ca. 4,5 bar)
  • Manual backpressure regulators
  • NEMA rated solenoid valves
    Normally closed on reactant lines (for safety)
    Normally open on purge lines (for safety)
  • Reactant lines separated by leakfree solenoid valves
  • Strategically located check valves prevent backflow of reactant gases
  • Precision, all stainless steel mass flow controllers (same as those used in the semiconductor industry)
  • Under programmed control of the Power Station™
    Gas flow accuracy +/- 1% of full scale
    Gas flow precision +/- 0,2% of full scale
    Gas flow resolution 0,1% of full scale
  • Seamless #316 stainless steel tubing throughout
   
PowerStation-Ultima™
“State of the Art” Humidification Control
  • Proprietary design
  • Dual reservoir construction
  • Complete saturation at 75°C and 2 liters/min.
  • No erratic flow or water slugs in gas supply to cell
  • Front panel sight tubes indicate water level
  • Easy refill of water reservoirs
  • All stainless steel construction
  • Contact thermostats provide high temperature automatic cutoff for safety (automatically reset)
  • Controlled by PID temperature control algorithm (parameters set in Power Station™ Software)
PowerStation-Ultima™


System Control Features

  • Independent Control of Each Mass Flow Controller
  • Pressure switches sense gas supply pressure - defines safe operation for reactant and purge gas supplies
  • Pressure transducers sense back pressure - senses gas leak for safety shutdown
  • PID Temperature control software provides precision temperature control of humidifiers and fuel cells
PowerStation-Ultima™
 
 


Specifications
Pressure: Maximum Operating Pressure 50 psig (4.5 bar)
Humidifiers (each) 100% saturation at 75°C for Input Gas Flow of 2000 ml/min.
2 liter water bottles (max. fill capacity 1.6 liters)
Mass Flow Controllers Full Scale Ranges Available 10 to 20000 sccm
Control Range 2% to 100% of Full Scale
Accuracy +/-1% of Full Scale
Repeatability +/-0,2% of Full Scale
Resolution 0,1% of Full Scale
Wetted Materials 316L SS, Viton™, Nickel
Physical Characteristics 20¾” W x 28½” H x 23” D
(53 cm x 72 cm x 58 cm)
180 lbs. (82 kg)
Gas Connections (Ultima™ Gas Management Unit Only) 1/4” Swagelok™ Tubing Connectors
Front Panel
Output Humidified Reactant Gases to Fuel Cell (8)
Reactant Return Gases from Fuel Cell (8)
Ports for Refill of Humidifier Bottles (8)
Rear PanelInput Reactant Gases (Accomplished through CompuCell™)* (2)
Input Purge Gas (accomplished through CompuCell™)* (0)
Output Venting of Reactant Gases (2)
Electronic load Power: 800 Watts (also available 2000W or 4000W)
Selectable Voltage: 0-10, 0-20, and 0-50 Volts
Selectable Current: 0-2, 0-20, and 0-150 Amps
Constant Current and Voltage Mode:
Accuracy: ± 0,25% FS for med/high ranges ± 0,50% FS for low range
Resolution: 1/4000 of full scale
Constant Power Mode:
Accuracy: ± 3% FS for all ranges
Resolution: 0,25% of full scale
Electric Requirements All power and control connections provided by Power Station™Control Unit*
  *The Ultima™Gas Management Unit is designed to operate in conjunction with the CompuCell™Gas Management Unit. Detailed Specifications on the CompuCell™are provided in separate literature available from ElectroChem. Please consult these documents for more complete information about the CompuCell™.


     
         
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