Design of 2 Technologies and Applications to Service
The D2Service project aims to develop methods to simplify the maintenance of different types of fuel cell-based micro combined heat and power plants (micro-CHP systems). The primary objective is to significantly reduce the cost and effort of repair work.
Fuel cell-based micro-CHP systems have great potential for use in the decentralised provision of power and heat to buildings on account of their high electrical efficiency. Because fuel cell technology is not yet widespread in the buildings sector, there are only a limited number of engineers who are familiar with the installation and maintenance of the currently available systems. Furthermore, there is only a limited degree of standardisation in the components and replacement parts among the various fuel cell and model types. This is where the “D2Service” project comes in: the assemblies and components of the CHP models on the market should be harmonised and should possess identical types of interfaces. The aim is to reduce the number, scope and cost of maintenance visits through simplified setup, the use of uniform assemblies and predictive maintenance. At the same time, work is being done at the Institute of Networked Energy Systems to create easy-to-understand maintenance instructions that will allow non-specialised, local service providers and heating engineers to perform maintenance.
August 2015 until November 2019
The european framework programme „Horizon 2020“ and „Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking“ (FCH-JU)
Institute of Networked Energy Systems
Ballard Power Systems Europe A/S, Dänemark
SOLIDpower SpA, Italien
Bosal Emission Control Systems NV, Belgien
Energy Partner Srl, Italien
Zentrum für BrennstoffzellenTechnik ZBT GmbH, Deutschland
Project Manager at the Institute of Networked Energy Systems:
Dr. Andreas Linhart
Further information on the Research Project D2Service: