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24 january 2022 11:48:42

 
Energies, Vol. 15, Pages 831: Nondestructive Testing of the Integrity of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Stack Elements by Ultrasound and Thermographic Techniques (Energies)
 


Single planar fuel cell elements consisting of metallic interconnectors that are bonded and sealed by a thin glass solder layer form the core of a solid oxide fuel cell. For reliable operation, the bonding layer has to adhere well and must be without voids or foreign material inclusions, which might cause gas leakage, electrical shorts or mechanical weakening and structural failure. Nondestructive testing (NDT) by the high-frequency ultrasound in immersion technique and by air-coupled ultrasound was optimized to find such defects. Another technique was flash light excited thermography for detection of voids. The NDT techniques used are complementary to each other, as they are based on different physical principles. Voids and small steel platelets of different sizes were prepared in the glass solder layer before the high-temperature bonding process and then monitored by the NDT techniques through the interconnector plates. Two selected NDT techniques were then validated in a probability of detection (POD) study. The study resulted in detection limits for the two main types of defects. As a step towards production testing, a demonstrator was built combining testing by air-coupled ultrasound and that by flash thermography. During the testing steps, the cell elements were handled by a collaborative robot.


 
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