FirstElement Fuel Inc. (FEF) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Ltd (MHI), have successfully reached 250 hours of operation on the long-term durability test of MHI’s 90 MPa Class Liquid Hydrogen Pump (LH2 Pump), the MHI announced.
The test involved 300 run cycles of the pump resulting in 30 tons of liquid hydrogen transfer. This is the equivalent of fueling 1,100 fuel cell buses. The hydrogen transferred was used to refuel hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in California resulting in zero emissions transportation. Inspection of the pump revealed that all internal pump components are still in excellent condition, confirming the robustness and longevity of the pump. This test began in April 2023 at FEF’s Hydrogen Distribution Hub in Livermore, CA and will continue into next year.
The MHI LH2 Pump has consistently and reliably achieved an excellent output of 160 kilograms/hour at a discharge pressure of 90 megapascals.
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