HySTAT™60

24 to 60Nm3/h 

A HySTAT60 outdoor unit is installed in a 40ft housing, greatly simplifying implementation at customer’s site. It is a turnkey solution including a hydrogen generating unit with one of our proprietary IMET® cell stack, a control panel with HMI and two power racks with controlled AC/DC conversion and all the needed peripherals (according to customer’s requirements) to produce hydrogen in a safe and reliable way. The maximum working pressure can be selected to be 10 barg and the gas purity can be up to 99.999%.

With safety and reliability as key priority, every HySTAT features:

  • PROFIsafe protocol ensuring a safe shut down in case of control failure (PLC)
  • Fail safe logic for all parameters and inherent safe design (passive safety)
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) ensuring a safe shutdown in case of power failure
  • Constant monitoring of gas purity (HTO)
  • Minimal gas presence in the system (only few Nm3 at full production)
  • Multiple redundancy on critical safety parameters.

The HySTAT H2 production is continuously monitored and rapidly adjusted to meet any actual user requirements. Every system is offered together with startup and commissioning at your site and with a training to provide your operator with the required knowledge to run the system. The HySTAT can be equipped with a variety of options.

System HySTAT 60 Outdoor
Delivery Pressure 10Barg (145PSI)
Type Alkaline Water Electrolyser
H2 Production 24 to 60Nm3/h (52 to 130kg/24hr)(6 to 60Nm3/h as an option)
912 to 2’280 SCF/hr
429 to 1’074 SLPM
H2 Purity Without HPS: 99,9% (H2O saturated, Atm Dew point -20°C), O2 < 1,000 ppm
With HPS: 99,998% (99,999% as option); O2 < 2ppm; N2 < 12ppm
Atm. Dew point: -60°C; -76°F (-75°C; -103°F as option)
O2 Production Vented (O2 use as an option)
Installation area:
Process Part:
Outdoor, safe zone
Relative Humidity <95%
Altitude <500 meters
Approx. Weight 15.5 Tons
Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.190m x 2.437m x 2.895m (+1.605m with dry cooler)
Electrical requirements
Power Consumption (all in) 5.2 kWh/Nm3 (full flow with all utilities (after HPS))
Installed power 1 x 515 KVA
Voltage 3 x 400 VAC ± 3% (3 x 480 or 575 VAC ± 3% as option)
Frequency 50 Hz ± 3% (60 Hz ± 3% as option)
Utilities Required
Electrolyte H2O + 30 % wt. KOH (+/- 900L)
Tap water to RO system 1.5 – 2 liters/Nm3 H2 (2 to 4 barg), depending on tap water quality
If no RO system, Demin water: < 1 liter/Nm3 H2 (2 to 4 barg)
Cooling water (electrolyte) Supplied by dry cooler
If not selected: Max t°: 40°C, Flow: 7m3/h (2 to 4 barg)
Cooling water (gas cooling) Supplied by chiller
If not selected: Max t°: 15°C, Flow: 0.5m3/h (2 to 4 barg)
Nitrogen for purge Approx. 3Nm3 per purge at 4 to 10barg
Instrument Air ±80 l/min (no continuous consumption)

Options

Hydrogen Purification System (HPS):

The Hydrogen Purification System (HPS) is designed to further purify the hydrogen to a minimum level of 99,998%. Impurities left in H2 will be: <10 ppm O2, <1 ppm H2O, <12 ppm N2, <50 ppb Cx Hx. Thanks to our technology, carbon contaminants are almost non-existent in our process.

Extra purity upgrade to 99.999%:

For special applications like electronics, Hydrogenics can supply additional purification equipment to reach grade 5 hydrogen purity by reducing the O2 and N2 content to 2ppm. Thanks to our technology, carbon contaminants are almost non-existent in our process.

Reverse Osmosis System (ROS):

If you don’t have demineralised water available onsite, we can supply you a reverse osmosis system. The feed water treatment system (wall-mounted) will convert tap water into pure demineralised water needed for the electrolysis process.

Online Purity Measurement with blow off logic:

The H2 produced is continuously monitored in real-time on both water content (‘dew point’) and the oxygen content. This option can only be selected in combination with the HPS. The blow off logic will automatically vent the H2 to atmosphere in case its quality is out of spec.

Cooling system:

In order to cool down the system, a chiller and a dry cooler can be supplied if the required cooling capacity is not available onsite. The chiller will send water through gas heat exchangers, significantly improving the gas purification efficiency. The dry cooler will cool down the electrolyte to maintain the appropriate temperature of the system.

Oxygen use:

As standard the O2 is vented to the atmosphere. Hydrogenics can implement an optional system to clean the O2 and make it available for further use/purification by the customer.

Compression system:

If your process needs higher pressure than the one delivered by the electrolyser, we can offer you complete packages including a compressor. The complete system will then be integrated together, providing simple installation onsite. Depending on the gas requirements we can provide membrane or piston compressors.

Storage:

In order to provide additional security, you may require some hydrogen storage onsite. Hydrogenics has acquired expertise in providing full packages including storage at medium or high pressure according to the requirements.

Low temperature option:

Additional isolation and equipment will be provided to ensure the lowest allowable ambient temperature inside the container for -40°C instead of -20°C (standard) outside temperature.

High temperature option:

Additional equipment will be provided to ensure the maximum allowable ambient temperature inside the container for 50°C instead of 40°C (standard) outside temperature.

Hydrogenics can offer you many other options to get to the best suited solution meeting your needs.