Alfa Laval launches heat exchanger for fuel cell systems

Alfa Laval has launched the first heat exchanger developed specifically for fuel cell systems. The new AlfaNova GL50 is an asymmetric gas-to-liquid plate heat exchanger suited to fuel cell systems as well as applications such as waste heat recovery, biogas post-treatment, and cooling of hydrogen from electrolyzers.

Made from 100% stainless steel, it handles gas flows up to 250 m3/h and inlet gas temperatures up to 750°C.

“More and more carbon-neutral fuels are being created through power-to-X processes. Fuel cells provide X-to-power conversion without combustion,” said Malgorzata Moczynska, President of Alfa Laval’s Business Unit Brazed & Fusion Bonded Heat Exchangers. “To get the most out of these fuels, you must minimize energy losses at every step. This is the role of the AlfaNova GL50 heat exchanger – it helps fuel cell manufacturers achieve full system potential.”

Tue Johannessen, VP Business Development Fuel Cells and Energy Storage at Alfa Laval, added: “It is small enough to hold in one hand, but the AlfaNova GL50 gets the job done with very low pressure drop. The ability to condense water vapor makes it ideal for systems where fuels such as ammonia or methanol require reforming.”

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