Membrane Electrode Assembly (MEA) Activation Procedures

Why is an activation procedure or break-in necessary for a membrane electrode assembly (MEA)?  A large reason for performing an activation procedure or break-in is to properly humidify the membrane portion of the MEA that was dried out during the hot press stage of the membrane electrode assembly (MEA) production.  MEAs will not work well when they are not fully humidified (see article: Why is Humidity / Moisture Control Important in a Fuel Cell?).How do I Humidify a Membrane Electrode … [Read more...]

FuelCellsEtc Develops Custom Pricing Calculator

FuelCellsEtc has released an online pricing tool that gives users instant price quotes for custom 5 – Layer or single sided Membrane Electrode Assemblies (MEAs).  This marks the first time such a tool has been made available to the fuel cell industry.The tool allows the user to customize sizing, catalyst configuration, and membrane type, with dynamically updated pricing, and the ability to immediately purchase their custom product online.  FuelCellsEtc notes that there … [Read more...]