The purpose of this SAE Information Report is to provide an overview of special requirements and practices in fuel cell thermal management. This document is primarily directed at full cell applications in motor vehicles.
Rationale: Fuel cells have been used in vehicles with special air quality needs and in space applications. Serial production of hydrogen fuel cell automobiles started in 2013, and more fuel cell vehicles of various kinds are being developed worldwide. A good reference is needed for the industry to understand the special requirements and practices in fuel cell thermal management.