Hydrogen is used to cool the windings of large power plant generators because of its high heat capacity and low density. Power plants utilizing hydrogen-cooled generators must maintain optimal hydrogen purity and pressure inside of the generator casing for efficiency, safety, and equipment reliability.
There are two ways to fill your hydrogen demand: on site hydrogen generation, or having the gas delivered in cylinders or tube trailers. The ladder option does not optimize generator capabilities. Additionally, moisture in the hydrogen supplied by this method can lead to the formation of cracks in the generator retaining rings, and possible generator failure.
The solution to optimizing generator performance is onsite hydrogen generation. Proton OnSite's hydrogen generation systems reduce inventory maintenance, improve safety and maximize generator capacity with consistent hydrogen pressure.Thus, these units reduce overall hydrogen supply costs while reducing wind-age loss.