In an exciting partnership with Hydrogenics, Alberfield brings the efficiency and sustainability of hydrogen power systems to WA.
As the world looks to reduce dependence on power generation using petroleum derived fuels, hydrogen gas is fast developing into an efficient and sustainable option.
Hydrogen gas is manufactured using an electrolyser through the process of electrolysis. In a process that is carbon and pollution free, fuel cells produce electricity from the hydrogen gas, with oxygen and water the only resulting by‐products.
Hydrogen gas is currently used in a number of industrial processes including metallurgy, power plants, the food industry, in the production of electronic components and as the fuel source for fuel cells to create electricity.
With very high rates of efficiency and zero emissions, hydrogen power systems are an excellent sustainable energy solution and can be used for a wide variety of applications including onsite generation, mobility, energy storage and back‐up power. When used in tandem with solar, wind or other renewable energy sources, hydrogen power systems can enable total off‐grid power supply; ideal for remote locations or the sustainability‐conscious.
What are Electrolysers?
Electrolysers are devices that produce hydrogen and oxygen through the process of electrolysis. Electrolysis is an electrochemical reaction that splits water into Hydrogen and Oxygen, using electricity. It is a 100% emission free and carbon‐free process.
What is a Hydrogen Power System?
Hydrogen Power Systems use hydrogen gas as a fuel source and a proton exchange membrane to create a direct current power supply. A fuel cell is an electro‐chemical conversion device that produces DC electricity, water and heat using hydrogen as fuel and oxygen in the air. Because chemical energy is converted directly to electrical energy, hydrogen fuel cells are highly efficient. Hydrogen power systems put the electrolyser and the fuel cell together to create power systems that generate their own fuel to create a regular source of electrical power.
Installation and Maintenance
Installation is carried out by a Perth‐based team trained in all aspects of the work. Maintenance is minimal and Alberfield will provide a service contract to ensure maintenance is carried out correctly and on time.
Alberfield also offers training to maintenance teams operating in a remote environment so the procedures can be carried out during regular maintenance operations on other equipment.
Whatever your Hydrogen needs, we can design the system with you, supplying the product only or carrying out the design, construction and project management as required.
Hydrogenics are world leaders in the design and application of power to gas systems. Alberfield and Covertel Power add their engineering expertise and local knowledge to this design team to provide clients with the best possible outcome for their needs.
Alberfield will draw on the combined resources and knowledge of Alberfield, Covertel Power and Hydrogenics to find the Hydrogen solution that works for you.
High quality hydrogen is required for a large number of industrial processes. Electrolysers therefore have a wide variety of industrial applications, such as metallurgy, power plants, the food industry and in the production of electronic components.
Electrolysers can also be used to supply hydrogen to fuel cells. As they are on‐site, electrolysers remove the need for external hydrogen supply, enabling independence and self‐sustainability of power generation.
Hydrogen Power Systems put the electrolyser and the fuel cell together to create a system that generates its own fuel, resulting in a regular, self‐sustaining source of electrical power.
The Zeus Backup Power System is assembled in Australia using Hydrogenics fuel cell technology and Australian manufacturing expertise to create a backup system that is compact in size, uses clean technology and is reliable, starting first time, every time. The Zeus backup power system has a small footprint and can be installed inside a building or outside a building in a purpose built cabinet. The hydrogen gas supply is fitted externally and piped into the system. Full online monitoring technology ensures gas supplies are kept up to date and maintenance requirements are advised in advance. The fuel cell is dynamic and will respond quickly by creating sufficient power to meet demand.
Sustainable power systems such as Solar PV and Wind create power from sustainable sources but the production is variable. What happens to the excess power that is not immediately used? The current options include being stored as heat in a saline solution or in lead acid or lithium ion batteries. However, there is another way, which is more environmentally friendly and more efficient.