Teledyne Energy Announces PEM Fuel Cell Test Stations

August 21, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

Teledyne Technologies Inc. (Los Angeles, CA) announced that Teledyne Energy Systems Inc. delivered its first three Teledyne Medusa RD automated fuel cell test stations, used in testing and evaluating proton-exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell products.

Teledyne Medusa RD is a next-generation fuel cell test station that provides an easy-to-use platform for the automated testing of fuel cell components and stacks rated at less than 1kW. The test station provides a Windows-based interface that enables the user to begin immediate testing without special facilities, training or programming skills. The system includes hydrogen plumbing, electronic load, process control and safety systems designed to support unattended 24-hour-per-day testing under conditions likely to be encountered by a PEM fuel cell designed for automotive or stationary applications.

"Development of the Teledyne Medusa RD line is an important milestone for Teledyne Energy Systems," said Rhett Ross, president of Teledyne Energy Systems. "The product leverages our more than 25 years of experience in hydrogen systems and electrochemistry. We are excited about the growth potential of this market and we have already received orders for eight additional units."