Design of Control and Human Machine Interface (HMI) for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell

  • Kurniawan Kurniawan B2TKE-BPPT
  • Abdul Hamid Budiman B2TKE-BPPT
  • Ferri Hermawan B2TKE-BPPT
  • Anton Rahmawan B2TKE-BPPT


Fuel cell is an electrochemical device that converts hydrogen and oxygen produces electrical energy continuously, water and heat as by product, which simultaneously. Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) operates with polymer electrolytes which are thin and proton permeable. Designing the control system, it is expected that the fuel cell operation could be in accordance with the predetermined process parameter design. In addition to the control system for fuel cell operations, a fuel cell protection or security system design is also carried out during operation in real condition. Referring to the block diagram or control system architecture and fuel cell operations that have been made, a detailed design will be made as a reference for the prototype of the control and protection system for operational and fuel cell testing and controlling. Making Standard operation procedure (SOP) is very helpful in the operation and avoids operating errors that can damage and harm caused.

Keywords: PEMFC, control system, HMI, SOP

*The paper has been selected from a collaboration with IPST and 7th ICFCHT 2019 for a conference entitled "Innovation in Polymer Science and Technology (IPST) 2019 in Conjunction with 7th International Conference on Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technology (ICFCHT 2019) on October 16th - 19th at The Stones Hotel Legian, Bali, Indonesia"


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