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  • FUEL CELL TEST SOFTWARE

    for

    Scribner Associates Fuel Cell Test Systems

    Version 4.2

    OPERATING MANUAL

    Scribner Associates, Inc. 150 E. Connecticut Ave Southern Pines, North Carolina, USA 28387 Phone: +1-910-695-8884 Email: [email protected] Website: www.scribner.com Rev. 4.2e, 7/2016

    FuelCell

  • FuelCell®

    Fuel Cell Test Software

    © Copyright 1996 - 201 Scribner Associates, Inc.

    Southern Pines, North Carolina

    All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored on a retrieval system or translated into any language, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, manual or otherwise, without the prior written consent of Scribner

    Associates, Inc.

    Scribner Associates, Inc. makes no representations or warranties with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims any implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a

    particular purpose. Furthermore, Scribner Associates, Inc. reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes from time to time in the content hereof without obligation to

    notify any person of such revision or changes.

    Program License Agreement

    Do not install this software package until you have read the license agreement. If you install the program, Scribner Associates will assume that you have agreed to, and as such are,

    bound by this standard agreement. If you do not accept the terms of this license, you must return the package unused to the party from whom you received it.

    The program contained in this package is provided to the end user as a single program for use on

    a single machine and not for distribution to other machines or parties.

    FuelCell®, ZPlot® and ZView® and their program icons are registered trademarks and FCView™, REFORM™ and FuelStat™ and their program icons are trademarks of Scribner Associates, Inc. MS-Windows, Microsoft Windows XP Pro/Vista/7/8 and Excel are trademarks of Microsoft

    Corporation.

    Safety

    It is required that this equipment and software be operated and maintained only by trained and qualified persons familiar with fuel cell technology and safe laboratory techniques. All users should have adequate training and knowledge of the hazards associated with the use of pressurized flammable gasses and all applicable laboratory techniques before operation

    of this equipment.

  • i FuelCell Manual

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Program License Agreement…………………………………………………………………...iii

    CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................. 1.1 1.1 System Requirements ................................................................................................... 1.1 1.2 Technical Support......................................................................................................... 1.1 1.3 Using This Manual........................................................................................................ 1.2 1.4 Safety Precautions ........................................................................................................ 1.2

    1.4.1 General ....................................................................................................................... 1.2 1.4.2 Material Safety Data Sheets ..................................................................................... 1.2 1.4.3 Hydrogen Safety ........................................................................................................ 1.2 1.4.4 Avoid Unsafe Equipment .......................................................................................... 1.3 1.4.5 Live Conductors ........................................................................................................ 1.3 1.4.6 Equipment Modification ........................................................................................... 1.3

    1.5 Chapter Summaries ...................................................................................................... 1.3

    CHAPTER 2. SOFTWARE INSTALLATION ...................................................................... 2.1 2.1 Introduction .................................................................................................................. 2.1 2.2 FuelCell Software Installation for Use with One Fuel Cell Test System ................. 2.1

    2.2.1 Materials .................................................................................................................... 2.1 2.2.2 Installation from a CD .............................................................................................. 2.1

    2.3 FuelCell Software Installation for a Second Fuel Cell Test System......................... 2.7 2.3.1 Installation from a CD .............................................................................................. 2.7 2.3.2 Operation of Two Fuel Cell Test Systems ............................................................... 2.8 2.3.3 Updating FuelCell for Use with Two Fuel Cell Test Systems ............................... 2.8

    CHAPTER 3. GETTING STARTED ...................................................................................... 3.1 3.1 Preparation.................................................................................................................... 3.1 3.2 Starting the FuelCell Software .................................................................................... 3.2

    CHAPTER 4. SYSTEM OPERATION ................................................................................... 4.1 4.1 Preparation for Operation ........................................................................................... 4.2 4.2 Control Buttons............................................................................................................. 4.3 4.3 Data Values ................................................................................................................... 4.3 4.4 Background ................................................................................................................... 4.4 4.5 Experiments .................................................................................................................. 4.5 4.6 Graphs ........................................................................................................................... 4.6

    4.6.1 Background Data ...................................................................................................... 4.6 4.6.2 Experiment Data ....................................................................................................... 4.7 4.6.3 Scaling Graphs .......................................................................................................... 4.7

    CHAPTER 5. FUELCELL MENUS ......................................................................................... 5.1

  • FuelCell Manual ii

    5.1 Main FuelCell Menu ..................................................................................................... 5.1 5.2 File Menu ....................................................................................................................... 5.1

    5.2.1 File | New Setup ......................................................................................................... 5.1 5.2.2 File | Open Setup... .................................................................................................... 5.1 5.2.3 File | Save Setup ......................................................................................................... 5.2 5.2.4 File | Save Setup As... ................................................................................................ 5.2 5.2.5 File | Instrument Configuration... ............................................................................ 5.2 5.2.6 File | Printer Setup... ................................................................................................. 5.2 5.2.7 File | Print ................................................................................................................... 5.2 5.2.8 File | Exit .................................................................................................................... 5.2

    5.3 Background Menu ........................................................................................................ 5.2 5.3.1 Background | Apply Fuel .......................................................................................... 5.3 5.3.2 Background | Apply Load ........................................................................................ 5.3 5.3.3 Background | Apply All Temp ................................................................................. 5.3 5.3.4 Background | Setup Cell… ....................................................................................... 5.4 5.3.5 Background | Setup Fuel (Standard Format)… ..................................................... 5.5 5.3.6 Background | Setup Fuel (Enhanced Format)… .................................................... 5.6 5.3.7 Background | Setup Anode Reformate (Standard Format)… .............................. 5.8 5.3.8 Background | Setup Freq. Analyzer ........................................................................ 5.9 5.3.9 Background | Recording Rate ........................................