- June 16, 2020
June 17, 2020 - As governments worldwide seek new ways to decarbonise transport, ABB has developed a product that is intended to help the automotive industry optimize the use of hydrogen to power electric drive trains.
The Sensyflow FMT700-P Compact thermal mass flowmeter is an addition to a product range for measuring engine intake air on test benches. Accurate to 0.8% of reading, across extendable and adjustable measuring ranges, this flowmeter is suited to fine-tuning the efficiency of cells that combine hydrogen and air to produce electrical power, emitting only water in the process.
The P-Compact was developed to test conventional turbochargers and components such as throttle valves, intake fans and air filters, but its additional capability to analyze the performance of hydrogen fuel cells is of great interest to the automotive industry because hydrogen offers one of the most promising ways to eliminate carbon emissions from heavy transport such as trucks and buses.
The P Compact is compatible with other products in the Sensyflow range, and it is as suited to conventional engine research as analyzing hydrogen fuel cell performance. The design integrates supply and evaluation functionality, so it is installed with just one cable.