Large Order For Next-Generation Hydrogen Purifiers


Power and Energy Delivers Large Order For Next-Generation Hydrogen Purifiers

New PE9000C series purifiers feature higher capacity and greater reliability


Power+Energy, Inc. has shipped three high capacity hydrogen purifiers to a leading manufacturer of high performance LED devices. Each PE9375S system has the capacity to deliver up to 375 standard liters per minute (800 cubic feet per hour/22.5 cubic meters per hour) under standard conditions. The new PE9000C purifier series includes models with capacities that range from 30 slpm to 675 slpm at standard conditions (63 cfh to 1430 cfh / 1.8 nm3/hr. to 40nm3/hr.). This new generation purifier offers greater capacity in a single, compact system.

This next-generation system features an advanced palladium (Pd) alloy membrane assembly that incorporates a novel, patented design developed in cooperation with several major DoD contracts for hydrogen membranes. The system features a GE industrial controller with touch screen interface for high reliability and global parts availability. The intuitive control software may be fully duplicated over a LAN network, and basic operational commands may also be given using dry relay contact connections. This turn-key system also includes diagnostic functions and dedicated connections for leak detection and trouble-shooting.

P+E offers higher capacity redundant systems for larger volume requirements where the system can support facility-wide ultra pure hydrogen supply. Using parallel redundant purifiers and controllers, these systems offer continuity of supply even during maintenance cycles. Multi-system manifolds with a single point of connection are available to increase the ease of installation, operation and system maintenance.

P+E’s unique membrane technology provides several key features for improved operations, reliability and reduced cost of ownership. Combining high efficiency heat exchangers and effective insulation, P+E purifiers use much less power for operation than competing systems. Using inside-out tubular micro-channel membranes, P+E purifiers have very low contained hydrogen for rapid shutdown and allow very low bleed rates, minimizing hydrogen waste. Combined, these systems have the lowest operating costs possible, saving both hydrogen costs and power costs.

About Power+Energy

Power & Energy is headquartered in Pennsylvania, USA. Established in 1993, the company’s mission is to enable the hydrogen economy and promote energy efficiency through the application of micro-channel technologies. The company provides a full range of micro-channel hydrogen purifiers to ultra-high purity users across the U.S., Asia and Europe.

Power & Energy is leading the way to the hydrogen economy with proprietary manufacturing and patented hydrogen purification, separation and generation technologies. Power & Energy’s Micro-Channel palladium-alloy hydrogen purifiers purify any grade of hydrogen to nine-nines purity, meeting the most stringent requirements for semiconductor fabrication processes, including light emitting diode manufacture, solar cell manufacture and the manufacture of other compound and silicon semiconductors. Power & Energy’s Micro-Channel hydrogen purifiers are also ideal for metallurgy, R&D, and instrumentation applications. Power & Energy’s Micro-Channel membrane systems can also be used to efficiently separate hydrogen from reformed fuels and synthesis gas mixtures.
Power & Energy is now applying its hydrogen expertise to the fuel cell vehicle refueling market. Power & Energy has recognized that highly compact, low cost, and efficient hydrogen generators that can convert existing liquid fuels to hydrogen at the refueling station will enable the rapid development of the hydrogen refueling infrastructure that fuel-cell vehicles will require. The company’s expertise in the design and manufacture of micro-channel gas processors provides the basis for this exciting new venture.

For further information, contact Noel Leeson, Power & Energy Inc., 106 Railroad Drive, Ivyland, PA 18974-1449, e-mail