The FCTestLab is operated in collaboration with the KIT Institute for Applied Materials – Materials for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IAM-WET) and is located at KIT Campus South. It has been inaugurated in 2004 and is the oldest laboratory of EIFER.
The laboratory is dedicated to the testing of hydrogen applications and individual heat or power generation devices, fueled by gases, liquids or biomass. It serves the development and evaluation of technical, economic and environmental performance of hydrogen systems & components (fuel cells, electrolysis), small combined heat & power (mCHP) and domestic heating systems.
The activities of the FCTestLab are covering the entire value chain of small energy conversion systems, from component to application. Four independent test stands provide supplies and measurement equipment for operating components, prototypes and systems at any stage of development. Unattended long term testing (24/7) can be carried out under safe conditions.