Hy.GEN HYDROGEN GENERATORS
HyGear offers small scale hydrogen generation systems that can generate hydrogen at the end user’s site. On-site hydrogen supply by the Hy.GEN increases the reliability of supply and decreases the costs.
A reliable supply of process gases plays a vital role in most industries. Currently, these gases are mainly supplied by electrolysis or road transportation of compressed or liquefied gas. HyGear offers small scale on-site hydrogen generation systems ranging from 10 Nm3/h up to 1000 Nm3/h. This makes them highly suitable to be installed at industrial sites and hydrogen filling stations.
The Hy.GEN systems produce hydrogen by converting natural gas with Steam Methane Reforming. Decentralised hydrogen production offers a safer, more reliable, and cost-effective alternative to conventional hydrogen supply by tube trailers or electrolysers and significantly lowers the environmental impact.
|MODEL||HY.GEN 50||HY.GEN 100||HY.GEN 150|
|Nominal hydrogen flow|
|Max. 47||Max. 94||Max. 141|
|99.5 – 99.9999||99.5 – 99.9999||99.5 – 99.9999|
|1.5 – 7.0||1.5 – 7.0||1.5 – 7.0|
The steam (H2O) produced from waste heat is added to the desulphurised gas and led into the reformer. The heat and catalytic properties of the reformer cause the following reaction:
CH4 + H2O -> 3H2 + CO.
The remaining carbon monoxide is then converted in the water gas shift (WGS) assembly to produce more hydrogen:
CO + H2O -> CO2 + H2.
The gases then enter the Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) where the hydrogen is separated from other gaseous species under elevated pressure using differences in adsorption properties.
The cleaned hydrogen is the stored in the buffer vessel and can be used as an industrial gas or energy source.
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