Higher Education

Fuel Cell Technician's Guide, 1st Edition

  • William Gleason Montana Tech, University of Montana
  • ISBN-10: 1111318204  |  ISBN-13: 9781111318208
  • 256 Pages
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $86.25
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About

Overview

THE FUEL CELL TECHNICIAN'S GUIDE explains fuel cells and systems without requiring advanced knowledge in science or engineering for the installation, implementation, hand troubleshooting, and repair of fuel cells and systems. This book begins with the history of fuel cells and goes on to discuss various kinds of fuel cells, system balance-of-plant issues, safety, and codes and standards that students will encounter on a real job site. Varying fuel cells are used as primary examples throughout the text, providing several different views of how fuel cells work, where they work best, and why these concepts are important.

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Features and Benefits

  • Introduces the subject of fuel cells and systems to your students without requiring advanced knowledge in science or engineering.
  • Explains the technology of fuel cells needed for your students to install, implement, hand troubleshoot, and repair fuel cells and systems.
  • Gives you the ability to tailor discussions of fuel cells within your course, whether your interest is in chemistry, maintenance, business, or general in nature.
  • Coverage of the fuel cell industry is found throughout the text, preparing students for a career in the emerging fuel cell industry.

Table of Contents

1. History of Fuel Cells.
2. What is a Fuel Cell?
3. Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Safety.
4. Types of Fuel Cells, Chemical Reactions, Classifications and Characteristics & Applications.
5. Fuel Cell Basic System Components.
6. Fuel Cell Sub-Systems.
7. Fuel Cell Systems.
8. Stationary Fuel Cell Applications.
9. Transportation and Material Handling Fuel Cells.
10. Fuel Cell Systems Process and Instrumentation P&I Diagrams.
11. Fuel Cell Systems Power and Control Schematics.
12. Distributed Generation.
13. Combined Heat and Power CHP.
14. Overall Design, Installation, Maintenance and Troubleshooting & Repair.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource  (ISBN-10: 1111318220 | ISBN-13: 9781111318222)

The Instructor Companion Website serves as a valuable instructional aid ,providing teaching tips and guidelines, answers to review and test questions, chapter PowerPoint presentations, testbank bnk and rtf files, and an image gallery.

Smart Grid Home  (ISBN-10: 1111318514 | ISBN-13: 9781111318512)

Practical and reader-friendly, the SMART GRID HOME explains how the average homeowner can adapt and retrofit an existing residence to take advantage of the energy and cost saving technology now available as part of the development of the Smart Grid. Topics covered include reducing home energy consumption by eliminating heat loss and heat transfer, reducing the power-on time of electronics and other power equipment without loss of convenience, automating home electrical systems to maximize energy conservation, evaluating electrical devices for energy efficiency, developing energy conservation strategies for replacing inefficient appliances, and timing the use of electricity in the home to save both energy and money. Throughout each chapter, the reader is provided with the information needed to take advantage of utility and government incentive programs to offset some or all of the cost. Coverage also includes the selection and installation of renewable energy source electrical generating systems such as photovoltaic solar generating systems, solar water heating systems, and wind turbine generating systems. In addition, the book describes how these home-based renewable energy systems can be connected to the smart grid so that the homeowner will be paid by the public utility.

List Price = $85.95  | CengageBrain Price = $85.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $64.50

Student Supplements

Smart Grid Home  (ISBN-10: 1111318514 | ISBN-13: 9781111318512)

Practical and reader-friendly, the SMART GRID HOME explains how you can adapt and retrofit an existing residence to take advantage of the energy and cost saving technology now available as part of the development of the Smart Grid. Topics covered include reducing home energy consumption by eliminating heat loss and heat transfer, reducing the power-on time of electronics and other power equipment without loss of convenience, automating home electrical systems to maximize energy conservation, evaluating electrical devices for energy efficiency, developing energy conservation strategies for replacing inefficient appliances, and timing the use of electricity in the home to save both energy and money. Throughout each chapter the information needed to take advantage of utility and government incentive programs to offset some or all of the cost is provided. Coverage also includes the selection and installation of renewable energy source electrical generating systems such as photovoltaic solar generating systems, solar water heating systems, and wind turbine generating systems. In addition, the book describes how these home-based renewable energy systems can be connected to the smart grid so that as a homeowner, you will be paid by the public utility.

List Price = $85.95  | CengageBrain Price = $85.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $64.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

William Gleason

William Gleason is currently conducting research in the Center for Advanced Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and teaching in the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department at Montana Tech of the University of Montana. He has worked in industry as an hourly employee, certified inspector, and practicing engineer. He has dealt with construction, reclamation, mining, and fabrication from several angles and has expertise in a wide range of metallurgical and mineral processing fields. Currently teaching in those same fields, Mr. Gleason has a Bachelor of Science Degree and Master of Science Degree in Metallurgical Engineering as well as an interdisciplinary Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Chemistry and Metallurgical Engineering.