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Fuel Cell Power Systems

Fuel cell systems provide a more eco-friendly form of back-up power for uninterruptible power supplies and standby power systems, than traditional sealed lead acid batteries.

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Fuel Cell Power Systems

Fuel cell systems provide a more eco-friendly form of back-up power for uninterruptible power supplies and standby power systems, than traditional sealed lead acid batteries.

Fuel cells generate power from a chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen whose only emission is water and some heat. Fuel cells vary in their size and audible noise output which can range from around 50dBA at 10kW or around 75dBA at 100kW. They are generally more compact and quieter than standby generators making them ideal for city-centre and other confined spaces. Start-up time is critical factor to consider as this can range from 10 minutes to several hours. Once running all a fuel cell requires is a constant source of hydrogen which is normally provided from replacement gas canisters. More compact systems can include canister storage within their cabinets allowing them to be securely used for remote applications.

Looking a fuel cell system? Then call the Eco Power Projects team for advice or to arrange a site survey or quotation on 0800 612 7388, email us or complete our enquiry form.

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Alternative Energy Backup Solutions

Fuel Cell Operation

Backup power fuel cell solutions from EcoPowerSupplies provide a green alternative energy source for installations where clients are looking to move away from traditional battery solutions. Fuel cell systems operate at high efficiencies and have a low environmental impact. They are an eco-friendly alternative to diesel, gas or LPG powered standby generators, with zero emissions.

A fuel cell design consists of two electrodes (anode and cathode) with an electrolyte sandwiched between them. Hydrogen is supplied via the anode (negative) electrode and oxygen to the cathode (positive) terminal. The hydrogen is ionised by a catalyst which is typically made from Platinum. During the process the hydrogen atoms separate into protons and electrons, as they pass through a membrane. The proton combines with the oxygen to form water molecules and heat and the electrons are used to generate a DC electrical supply. There are various types of fuel cell design of which the Proton-Exchange Membrane (PEM) is one of the most common.

At EcoPowerSupplies, our fuel cell powered systems can be sold as part of a UPS installation or as a separate standalone solution to provide a source of back-up power. We provide a complete site survey, installation and maintenance service including replacement hydrogen gas canisters.