At AVL we are committed to shape a sustainable future for the next generations. Hydrogen and specifically Polymer Exchange Membrane (PEM) technologies are playing an important role in the future energy ecosystem. As market leader for testing instrumentation and tools we are providing solutions for the entire development cycle with technical depth. At the same time our solutions can be applied to a wide range of industrial applications. AVL’s 360° fuel cell testing expertise makes AVL the preferred partner for many leaders in the industry.
At AVL we are committed to fuel cell technologies and strive to bring fuel cell testing to the next level. With expertise and dedication we are developing solutions for our customers for the entire development process. Together with our partner Greenlight Innovation we are shaping the way fuel cells are developed since more than 25 years.
Design reliability and durability – As PEM technologies are maturing, the central focus lies in the development of robust products for the mainstream. AVL solutions enable to reduce risks and development efforts and support the three major areas:
- Define real stress factors and derive accelerated stress tests
- Efficient and effective controls development & calibration
- Frontloading by integrated virtual methodologies to reduce design risks
Efficiency certification - Standards and regulations are evolving rapidly. Specifically in a global market local requirements derived from standards can vary significantly. AVL is providing solutions to reduce this complexity:
- Certification-guided development throughout the FCEV design validation plan
- Accurate drive-cycle H2 consumption measurement and prediction
- Automated execution & reporting in accordance to standards & regulations
All our test bench solutions include safety systems that are certified by TÜV. This way, we ensure that you meet all requirements for hydrogen safety, fire protection measures and the like when setting up your PEM test fields. We also support you in designing the hydrogen safety concept for new as well as existing test facilities.
Working for an automotive OEM in the fuel cell development I was always missing robust and consistent tools. Now as fuel cell technology changes from research to series development I can design the right solutions for fuel cell testing at AVL, so our customers can focus on their development and trust their measurement results.
- Tomas Dehne, Chief Engineer Fuel Cell Testing, AVL List GmbH
AVL offers standardized and proven test solutions for PEM fuel cells, covering a wide range of applications for different performance classes from the cell to the system. Our solutions range from individual test facilities for hydrogen consumption measurements or fuel cell degradation analyses to complete fuel cell system test benches with environmental simulation. For complete test facilities, we also offer turnkey solutions and consulting. In this way, we make the testing of PEM fuel cells ready for series production and future-proof your investments.
AVL not only manufactures test bench solutions for fuel cells, but also applies them itself. Thus, competences from development, simulation and test solutions are combined and continuously developed.
Our test solutions are standardized and proven on the market. Based on sophisticated service concepts, we offer modular implementations and customized test stands.
In addition, our know-how is always part of the scope of delivery. Our employees are perfectly trained and complement your development goals.