PEM Electrolysis Stacks

h2agentur exclusively promotes PEM stacks from Plug Power (former Giner ELX), USA. These stacks are extremely durable, capable of being operated with differential pressure and very stable even under challenging conditions. The PEM stacks combine large production of H2 with high efficiency. High current densities allow for extreme compact design. The stacks are for serial production requirements.

Technical Specifications

PlugPower

Smallest Stacks Laboratory Stacks Medium Size Stack Industrial Stacks
H2 Production: 0.02 – 0.1 Nm3/h 0.06 - 1.2 Nm3/h 0.5 – 30 Nm3/h 2 – 210 Nm3/h
Power Consumption (max): 0.5 kW 6 kW 150 kW 1000 kW
HPressure (max): 20 bar 20 / 40 bar 40 bar 40 bar
Operating Temperature: 40° 70° 70° 70°
External Dimensions: Ø 15 cm2 Ø 16 / 21 cm2 Ø 40 cm2 80 x 80 cm2

Smallest Stack Size

small stack

Commercial PEM stack for laboratories and smaller applications.
Typical features are:

H2 Production Rate Nm3/h 0.02 - 0.1
Power Consumption (max) kW 0.5
Differential Pressure bar 0 - 20
Diameter cm 15
Active Area cm2 50

Laboratory I Stack Size

laboratory stack

Commercial PEM stack for laboratories and smaller applications.
Typical features are:

H2 Production Rate Nm3/h 0.06 - 1.2
Power Consumption (max) kW 6
Differential Pressure bar 0 - 20
Diameter cm 16
Active Area cm2 50

Laboratory II Stack Size

laboratory II stack comparable to laboratory I but in special configuration for higher pressure applications.

PEM stack in special configuration for higher pressure applications in laboratory or similar.
Typical performance features are:

H2 Production Rate Nm3/h 0.06 - 1.2
Power Consumption (max) kW 6
Differential Pressure bar 0 - 40
Diameter cm 21
Active Area cm2 45

Medium Size Stack

Medium Stack

Highly efficient PEM stack for commercial applications. Particularly suitable for high current densities and high temperatures, with reaction times less than one second. Typical features are:

H2 Production Rate Nm³/h 0.5 – 30
Power Consumption kW 2 - 160
Differential Pressure bar 0 - 40
Diameter cm 40
Active Area cm2 300

Industrial Stack Size

industrial stack

Compact PEM stack for industrial applications in the MW range. With adapted design for optimized material utilization. Typical features are:

H2 Production Rate Nm³/h 2 – 210
Power Consumption kW 8 – 1,000
Differential Pressure bar 0 - 40
Foot Print cm2 80 x 80
Active Area cm2 1,250

All stacks are manufactured according to ASME standard and come with CE marking. Data and illustrations are indicative and subject to change without notice.

PlugPower
  • Plug Power has been manufacturing PEM stacks over decades. Their PEM stacks have proven reliability and longevity in many applications worldwide, e.g. for over 20 years in life-saving systems of US Navy submarines. Also stacks for operation on International Space Station (ISS) were successfully designed.
  • Plug Power has gathered enormous knowledge and built up special expertise in developing PEM stacks for challenging conditions. Additionally to those mentioned track records show extreme low weight PEM stacks for airborne applications, extreme differential pressure of 350 bar and compact layout still enabling large hydrogen output achieved by high current densities.
  • Plug Power coats membranes using proprietary manufacturing process developed over many years.