When: 29 May, 2017

First courses for Fuel Cells and Hydrogen applications (KnowHy) – specialisation course: Combined Heat and Power Generation

After completing the First courses for Fuel Cells and Hydrogen applications (KnowHy) – Core module course

Interested participants could start the specialisation course: Combined Heat and Power Generation

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Introduction to CHP, application, working principle, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of CHP fuel cell systems and fuel safety

Fuel cell based Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems are an emerging technology. In the last years, the fuel cell industry has been preparing the roll out with the help of several demonstration projects (Ene.field, Callux). In other countries, especially Japan, fuel cell CHP systems are already commercially available, and thousands of units have been installed.

The CHP module is dedicated to preparing technicians for the new challenge of installing, testing and maintaining CHP systems as naturally as conventional condensing boilers. For this purpose, in this specialisation module the following contents will be taught:

  • CHP background and history, basics and working principle of different fuel cell CHP units

  • Fuel supply, handling and infrastructure, introduction to critical situations and alternative fuels

  • Overview of CHP unit design and special components, introduction to tools, standard operation and control of conditions, calculations, rules of thumb and applications

  • Knowledge of typical fuel cell CHP specific failure schemes

  • Overview of systems taking into account safety aspects, maintenance, diagnostics and failure analysis

After completing the course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the fundamentals of CHP units

  • Explain the safety aspects and demonstrate the ability to work safely with FC based CHP systems

  • Read and identify the different system components through technical drawings

  • Demonstrate the ability to perform elementary diagnostics and failure analysis

  • Successfully assemble, disassemble and operate fuel cell based CHP systems

The qualification obtained is “Certificate of Knowledge in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology for Technicians: Fuel cells for combined heat & power applications.”

General information:
  • Each course is divided into two modules: the core module. And after the compilation the core module, the student starts to follow the specialisation module.
  • The course will require approximately 100 hours of student effort, of which there will be 40 hours dedicated to the core module and 60 hours to a specialisation module.
  • For the online part of the courses, the indicated date is the starting date of the course.
  • For the practical part of the course, (26/6/2017) the indicated date is the fixed date for the one-day practical session, which is taking place in-person.
  • The online course should be completed before the practical session