INNovative Cost Improvements for
BALANCE of Plant Components
of Automotive PEMFC Systems

INN-BALANCE partners present the results of the fuel cell architecture design

The INN-BALANCE fuel cell system is taking shape with the overall architecture of the fuel cell system layout and interfaces being defined.

INN-BALANCE sub-module mechanical interfaces

Generating electricity from hydrogen relies on a simple reaction of hydrogen with air, the only byproduct being water. To use this simple reaction for operating a vehicle in various conditions, however, requires a complex fuel cell system in which the functioning of the components are aligned with each other. The definition of the architecture and the interfaces of the system is therefore of key importance to ensure maximum performance and durability of the fuel cell.

In the first public deliverable of the project, D1.4 Public results of the architecture and system level optimization, the layout of the different sub-systems, the interfaces in the stack and the operating characteristics of the anode, cathode and the cooling module are described.  

The deliverable gives you an overview of the piping and instrumentation diagram (PID) and the design of the innovative ejector/injector solution integrated into the anode module. It also provides information on the foreseen control functions of the cathode and the cooling module, delivering a comprehensive insight into the specifications of the INN-BALANCE optimized fuel cell system.

You can download the deliverable 1.4 Public results of the architecture and system level optimization here.