Fuel Cell Technician's Guide

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THE FUEL CELL TECHNICIAN'S GUIDE explains fuel cells and systems without requiring advanced knowledge in science or engineering for the installation, implementation, hand troubleshooting, and repair of fuel cells and systems. This book begins with the history of fuel cells and goes on to discuss various kinds of fuel cells, system balance-of-plant issues, safety, and codes and standards that you would encounter on a real job site. Varying fuel cells are used as primary examples throughout the text, providing ...

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Overview

THE FUEL CELL TECHNICIAN'S GUIDE explains fuel cells and systems without requiring advanced knowledge in science or engineering for the installation, implementation, hand troubleshooting, and repair of fuel cells and systems. This book begins with the history of fuel cells and goes on to discuss various kinds of fuel cells, system balance-of-plant issues, safety, and codes and standards that you would encounter on a real job site. Varying fuel cells are used as primary examples throughout the text, providing several different views of how fuel cells work, where they work best, and why these concepts are important.

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William Gleason is currently conducting research in the Center for Advanced Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and teaching in the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department at Montana Tech of the University of Montana. He has worked in industry as an hourly employee, certified inspector, and practicing engineer. He has dealt with construction, reclamation, mining, and fabrication from several angles and has expertise in a wide range of metallurgical and mineral processing fields. Currently teaching in those same fields, Mr. Gleason has a Bachelor of Science Degree and Master of Science Degree in Metallurgical Engineering as well as an interdisciplinary Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Chemistry and Metallurgical Engineering.

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Table of Contents

1. History of Fuel Cells. 2. What is a Fuel Cell? 3. Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Safety. 4. Types of Fuel Cells, Chemical Reactions, Classifications and Characteristics & Applications. 5. Fuel Cell Basic System Components. 6. Fuel Cell Sub-Systems. 7. Fuel Cell Systems. 8. Stationary Fuel Cell Applications. 9. Transportation and Material Handling Fuel Cells. 10. Fuel Cell Systems Process and Instrumentation P&I Diagrams. 11. Fuel Cell Systems Power and Control Schematics. 12. Distributed Generation. 13. Combined Heat and Power CHP. 14. Overall Design, Installation, Maintenance and Troubleshooting & Repair.

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