A Study on the Start-up and Shut-down Characteristics for PEMFC System

고분자 연료전지시스템의 기동 및 정지특성에 관한 연구

  • 이정운 (한국가스안전공사 가스안전연구원 수소DME.연구팀) ;
  • 서원석 (한국가스안전공사 가스안전연구원 수소DME.연구팀) ;
  • 김영규 (한국가스안전공사 가스안전연구원 수소DME.연구팀)
  • Published : 2008.05.22


Testing was conducted to determine the performance of a residential fuel cell system when subjected to DSS and WSS operation, especially for start-up and shut-down characteristics. In terms of start-up time, it took about 70min to start output power generation and stably to reach 1kW at cold start. Measurement of the characteristics of heat and power generation were carried out at start-up and shut-down time. Fuel gas is used for heating both reformer and stack from start-up to the beginning of power generation. In terms of start-up and shut-down characteristics, it was important to control the reformer temperature precisely. The average output water temperature during the rated output operation(960W) was $63.2^{\circ}C$ constantly. The results of the investigation are being used to develop a new test protocols for residential fuel cell system.