A dynamic model is presented that predicts the transient characteristics of an integrated autothermal fuel reformer and gas turbine engine for extracting a high purity stream of hydrogen from logistical fuels such as F76 marine diesel or JP-5 for use in a shipboard proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell power plant. The model incorporates a water-gas shift reactor for increasing hydrogen yield, and a separation membrane for extracting a pure stream of hydrogen gas from the reformer output. Compressed air supply and energy recovery is achieved by an integrated gas turbine generator. The dynamic model serves as a testing ground for the development of control methodologies and to predict limitations in transient response during electrical load variations.
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A Dynamic Model of a Shipboard PEM Fuel Cell Reformer System With an Integrated Gas Turbine
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Miller, SP, Heinzel, JM, Kuseian, JH, Hoffman, DJ, House, EM, Nickens, A, & Tsourapas, V. "A Dynamic Model of a Shipboard PEM Fuel Cell Reformer System With an Integrated Gas Turbine." Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2006: Power for Land, Sea, and Air. Volume 5: Marine; Microturbines and Small Turbomachinery; Oil and Gas Applications; Structures and Dynamics, Parts A and B. Barcelona, Spain. May 8–11, 2006. pp. 77-84. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/GT2006-90739
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