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HEALTH-CODE Real operation pem fuel cells HEALTH-state monitoring and diagnosis based on dc-dc COnverter embeddeD Eis

    The project exploits the outcomes of the previous FCH 1 JU funded project D-CODE, during which a proof of concept validated in laboratory (TRL3-4) was developed. HEALTH-CODE will increase the TRL up to level 5. The exploitation of the project outcomes will lead to low-cost and reliable monitoring and diagnostic approaches and related applications (e.g. power electronics). These results will have an impact on stationary FCS with a direct increase in electrical efficiency, availability and durability, leading to a reduction in maintenance and warranty costs, thus increasing the customers’ satisfaction. Therefore, HEALTH-CODE contributes to the enhancement of FC competitiveness towards a wider market deployment.

     

    The main project objectives are:

    • the enhancement of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) based diagnosis;
    • the development of a monitoring and diagnostic tool for state-of-health assessment, fault detection and isolation as well as degradation level analysis for lifetime extrapolation;
    • the reduction of experimental campaign time and costs. Moreover, the improvement of power electronics for FC is also considered.

    These targets will be achieved through the implementation of several methodologies and techniques, well suited for industrial application.
    Several algorithms will be developed relying on on-board EIS measurements of the fuel cell system impedance. Moreover, low-cost diagnostic concepts are also proposed for a straightforward implementation on FCS controllers.

    partners / contact

    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO

    Italy

    Cesare Pianese

    Cesare Pianese

    Full Professor at University of Salerno

    AALBORG UNIVERSITET

    Denmark

    Søren Knudsen Kær

    Søren Knudsen Kær

    Full professor, PhD Research manager

    BALLARD POWER SYSTEMS EUROPE A/S

    Denmark

    Thomas Pedersen

    Thomas Pedersen

    Project Manager

    EIFER EUROPAISCHES INSTITUT FUR ENERGIEFORSCHUNG EDFKIT EWIV

    Germany

    Davide Beretta

    Davide Beretta

    Project Manager at EIFER - European Institute for Energy Research

    ELECTRO POWER SYSTEMS MANUFACTURING S.R.L

    Italy

    Lorenzo Cantone

    Lorenzo Cantone

    R&D Project Developer

    UNIVERSITE DE FRANCHECOMTE

    France

    Marie-Cécile Pera

    Marie-Cécile Pera

    Full Professor, University of Franche-Comte Deputy Director of FEMTO-ST Institute

    ABSISKEY CP

    France

    Emmanuel Muhr

    Emmanuel Muhr

    Senior consultant

    BITRON

    Italy

    Giuseppe Catona

    Giuseppe Catona

    This project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) under grant agreement No 671486. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and Italy, Denmark, Germany, France.

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    Start 01/09/2015
    85% 25/06/2018
    End 31/12/2018
    Budget allocation . M€ Budget allocation
    Effort 272 p*m Effort
    Effort 7 persons Full time equivalent

    news

    HEALTH-CODE Final tests of converter

    2018-05-31

    Micropi and UNISA finalized the last tests on the converter before shipping to Ballard.

    Click here for the photo shoot.

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    HEALTH-CODE F2F Meeting in Denmark

    2018-03-14

    The HEALTH-CODE partners have gathered in Hobro and Aalborg on 14-15 March 2018.

    HEALTH-CODE F2F IN GRENOBLE

    2017-09-07

    In view of the next Technical Meeting and Project Steering Board Meeting in Grenoble and to arrange efficiently your stay,  please...

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    Health-Code WorkShop in Lucerne

    2017-07-04

    Health-code Workshop:It has been decided to organize the first Health-Code project workshop during the international EUROPEAN PEFC & ELE...

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    First Journal Paper published

    2017-04-14

    The first Journal Paper reporting on the project results has been published on Journal of Power Sources. The title of th...

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    HEALTH-CODE at the Programme Review Days 2016

    2016-12-01

    The HEALTH-CODE project was presented at the FCH-JU Review Days  on 22 November 2016. Our poster and presentation are available here ht...

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    Manufactured the 2nd generation of the EIS board

    2016-11-27

    First prototype of the board (left). Rendering of the EIS board case (right). See Results section.

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    FCH2 JU Review Days 2016

    2016-11-22

    Save the date to attend HEALTH-CODE  oral presentation and see our poster! http://www.fch.europa.eu/page/programme-review-days-2016 &n...

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    Salerno Meeting

    2016-10-04

    Health Code partners met in Salerno at UNISA on 4 and 5 October for the 3rd plenary meeting of the Project.

    Health Code

    2016-02-25

    FCLAB experimental activity on FC. © FEMTO-ST and UFC - Ludovic Godard.

    Health Code has started

    2016-02-21

    On 1st September 2015, work began for the 8 beneficiaries...

    Health Code logo

    2016-01-03

    The logo of the project was designed by Mrs. Marinella Formetta and adapted by the designers of Absiskey. The logo recalls the main concepts...

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    events

    2018-03-14

    HEALTH-CODE FACE TO FACE PROJECT MEETING IN DENMARK

    Technical Meeting and Project Steering Board.

    Ballard facility in Hobro - Wednesday 14th March (whole day, start at 9:00)

    Aalborg University - Thursday 15th (half day, end at 12:00) October 2017.

    2017-10-11

    Health-Code Face to Face Project Meeting IN GRENOBLE

    Technical Meeting and Project Steering Board.

    Grenoble - Wednesday 11th October (whole day, start at 9:00) and Thursday 12th (half day, end at 12:00) October 2017.

    2017-07-04

    Health-Code Partners met in Lucerne at 6th EFCF for the 1st workshop of the project

    The workshop has been jointly organized with the FP7-FCH JU project DIAMOND, which dealt with diagnostics and control for SOFC.

    The workshop presentations are available here.

    2016-11-22

    FCHJU Review days 2016

    The HEALTH-CODE project was presented at the FCH-JU Review Days on 22 November 2016. Our poster and presentation are available.

    2016-10-04

    Health Code partners met in Salerno at UNISA for the 3rd plenary meeting of the Project

    2016-02-25

    Health Code partners met in Karlsruhe at EIFER for the 2nd plenary meeting of the Project

    2015-09-08

    Health Code has started

    On 1st September 2015, work began for the 8 beneficiaries...

    Kick off Meeting in Brussels

    documents

    Deliverables

    D1.1_Project Handbook_Public Abstract

    D1.2 Mid-Term Impact Assessment_Public Abstract

    D1.5 Short Term Impact Assessment_Public Abstract

    D1.6 Risk Analysis and Contingency Plan N.1_Public Abstract

    D2.1 Technical specifications and test procedures_Public Abstract

    D2.2 Test Report_Public Abstract

    D2.3 Report on EIS scaling-up method_Public Abstract

    D3.1 2nd Generation EIS Board design report_Public Abstract

    D3.2 HV Power conversion stage(s) design report_Public Abstract

    D4.1 State-of-the-art survey on the 5 failure modes_Public abstract

    D6.1 Project Website

    D6.2 Dissemination and Exploitation plan1_Public Abstract

    D6.3 Dissemination and Exploitation plan2_Public Abstract

    D6.8 Data Reporting N1_Public Abstract

    D6.9 Data Reporting N2_Public Abstract

    Dissemination & Communication

    Health-Code Flyer

    Poster displayed at PRD 2016

    Poster displayed at PRD 2017

    Presentation given at the FCH JU PRD on Nov. 22nd 2016

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