Fuel Cell Test Station STS-10

Key features

  • Suitable for high-temperature solid oxide fuel cells
  • Convenient testing of single cells and short stacks
  • Automatic control of flow rate, temperature and back pressure individually for anode and cathode lines
  • Pre-heating of gas lines up to 900 °C.
  • Variety of electronic loads and potentiostats available
  • Intregration of custom furnaces
  • Robust system based on industrial PLC with data logging into SQL database
  • Safety features for fully automated operation
  • CE certificate of conformity


Research and development of solid oxide fuel cells poses specific requirements to the testing equipment, as it must operate at high temperatures. Leancat STS-10 satisfies all requirements of SOFC testing with the ability to preheat inlet gases and extensive scripting possibilities.


Power range:

100 W – 1 kW

Fuel flow-rate range:

0.5 – 25 slpm

Dew-point temperature range:

up to 90 °C

Temperature control
of custom furnace:

up to 900 °C

Cell Voltage Monitoring:

Customizable number of channels

Max. current:

1200 A

Oxidant flow-rate range:

1.8 – 90 slpm

Gas pre-heating temperature range:

up to 900 °C

Back-pressure control rang:



Zero-voltage load, potentiostat with EIS, cell/stack pre-heating