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Title: Fuel cell power plants in a distributed generator application

Abstract

ONSI`s (a subsidiary of International Fuel Cells Corporation) world wide fleet of 200-kW PC25{trademark} phosphoric acid fuel cell power plants which began operation early in 1992 has shown excellent performance and reliability in over 1 million hours of operation. This experience has verified the clean, quiet, reliable operation of the PC25 and confirmed its application as a distributed generator. Continuing product development efforts have resulted in a one third reduction of weight and volume as well as improved installation and operating characteristics for the PC25 C model. Delivery of this unit began in 1995. International Fuel Cells (IFC) continues its efforts to improve product design and manufacturing processes. This progress has been sustained at a compounded rate of 10 percent per year since the late 1980`s. These improvements will permit further reductions in the initial cost of the power plant and place increased emphasis on market development as the pacing item in achieving business benefits from the PC25 fuel cell. Derivative product opportunities are evolving with maturation of the technologies in a commercial environment. The recent announcement of Praxair, Inc., and IFC introducing a non-cryogenic hydrogen supply system utilizing IFC`s steam reformer is an example. 11 figs.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. International Fuel Cells Corp., South Windsor, CT (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
416386
Report Number(s):
CONF-960730-
TRN: 96:006486-0022
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 5. world congress of chemical engineering, San Diego, CA (United States), 14-18 Jul 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of The 5th World Congress of chemical engineering: Technologies critical to a changing World. Volume II: Agriculture, food biotechnology biomedical electric power process safety; PB: 1140 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; FUEL CELL POWER PLANTS; POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS; ACID ELECTROLYTE FUEL CELLS; DISPERSED STORAGE AND GENERATION; ON-SITE POWER GENERATION; HYDROGEN FUEL CELLS

Citation Formats

Smith, M.J. Fuel cell power plants in a distributed generator application. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Smith, M.J. Fuel cell power plants in a distributed generator application. United States.
Smith, M.J. 1996. "Fuel cell power plants in a distributed generator application". United States. doi:.
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