Scribner Associates, Inc. (Southern Pines, NC), a leading manufacturer of fuel cell test stations, is pleased to announce that it has acquired BekkTech’s line of membrane conductivity products. Scribner Associates will assume the production and support of the BekkTech in-plane conductivity products and will continue to offer these products for use with Scribner’s fuel cell test equipment.
Commenting on the purchase, Jason Scribner, company president said “We feel that the BekkTech conductivity products are a natural fit with our extensive line of fuel cell testing solutions. We can now offer complete packages for conductivity testing and advanced fuel cell diagnostics, elevating our product line into a unique position.” The BekkTech BT-110 Conductivity Clamp and BT-112 / BT-115 Conductivity Cells can be combined with Scribner’s 850 / 890 test systems and 885 Fuel Cell Potentiostat to give researchers an unprecedented level of integration, control and capability.
“Tim Bekkedahl [BekkTech’s CTO] and I have had many opportunities to work together over the past 5 years on the DOE-sponsored High Temperature, Low Relative Humidity Membrane Program. I am grateful for the energy, commitment and expertise Tim has brought to the Fuel Cell community over the years, in particular with respect to conductivity testing. Both organizations felt strongly that it was in the best interest of membrane researchers and the PEM fuel cell community for Scribner Associates to assume production, sales and support of the membrane conductivity cells,” said Dr. Kevin Cooper, Principal Scientist for Scribner Associates.
Scribner will have BekkTech’s standard in-plane conductivity cells available for normal delivery and will be contacting BekkTech customers to offer their services in the area of fuel cell test equipment, software and other products for electrochemical research.