Friday, 18 February 2011

Ceramic Fuel Cell Introduce The BlueGen Fuel Cell micro CHP unit

Currently Not Available In The UK until 2012

BlueGen is the latest breakthrough in small scale electricity generation - a modular style fuel cell generator that can be configured to suit a range of different markets and installations. For markets that require an alternative product approach to fully-integrated 'European style' systems, such as Japan, Northern America and Australia - BlueGen™ bridges that gap.

The future of electricity generation will be using a Distributed Generation network, where electricity can be generated and consumed at the point of use. Distributed Generation networks can address the concerns of; increasing electricity demand, limitations of traditional power generation, efficiency losses through transmission & distribution lines and significant infrastructure investment. There is a need today, and in the future, for secure and highly efficient generation of electricity with significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions. BlueGen™ is the latest in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) technology to deliver highly efficient electricity.

BlueGen™ utilises the latest Gennex™ fuel cell module that offers the highest levels electrical efficiency in the world – 60% net electrical efficiency. This means BlueGen™ produces more electricity from the same amount of fuel compared to traditional small scale electric generators.

BlueGen™ is fitted with an integrated heat exchanger to recover the heat from the fuel cell module. A separate water tank (not supplied) can be connected to the unit to increase the total system efficiency.

BlueGen™ can be installed as:

SSElectric Generator system; no heat recovery = power only
SSCo-Generation Ssystem; Swith Sheat Srecovery S= power + heat
Because of the high level of electric efficiency, BlueGen™ produces much less heat than other electric generators. Less heat means the unit can operate for longer, which in turn means, more high-efficiency electricity that helps reduce CO2


The BlueGen™ unit can operate as a stand-alone generator or be remotely controlled. The output power level can be adjusted to suit a number of different electricity production requirements; from ‘constant base-load power’ generation to pre-set ‘peak shaving’ generation profiles. The BlueGen™ unit has a number of different operating modes:


• Fully automatic using mains power (grid Sindependent Sstart-up Snot Spossible)

Self sustain

• Unit is producing electricity, but with zero power export (e.g. in event of extended grid fault)

Power production

• Unit is exporting electricity; power output can be modulated from 0% to 100%

Cool down

• Using mains power (approx. 36 to 72 hours for safe cool down)

Specifications Spezifikationen
Model Number: BlueGen Modellnummer: BlueGen
Performance Leistung
Electric Output: 0 to 2,000 W
Power output modulation from 0 % to 100 %

Elektrische Leistung: 0 bis 2.000 W
Stromausgangsregulierung von 0 % bis 100 %

Max. Electrical Efficiency: 60 % at 1,500 W output
(Net AC export LHV)

Max. elektr. Wirkungsgrad: 60 % bei 1.500 W Leistung
(Wechselstromexport netto; unterer Heizwert)

Note: Thermal output and water recovery only possible with heat recovery system connected Anmerkung: Thermische Leistung und Wasserrückgewinnung ist nur mit angeschlossenem Wärmerückgewinnungssystem möglich
Thermal Output: Approx. 300 W to 1,000 W
Depending on electric power output and heat recovery water temperature (exhaust gas cooled to 30 °C)

Thermische Leistung: ca. 300 W bis 1.000 W
Abhängig von Stromleistung und Rücklaufttemperatur
(Abgas auf 30° gekühlt)

Total System Efficiency: Up to 85 %
(depending on heat and condensate recovered)

Gesamtsystemwirkungsgrad: Bis zu 85 %
(abhängig von der zurückgewonnenen Wärme und Kondensat)

Inputs Eingaben
Electrical: 230V ±10% 50Hz
Single Phase AC parallel grid connected

Elektrisch: 230V ±10% 50Hz
Einphasenwechselstrom parallel zum Stromnetz geschaltet

Natural Gas: For start-up & operation
Supply pressure 0.9 to 2 kPa

(integrated gas desulphurisation)

Erdgas: Für Inbetriebnahme & Betrieb:
Versorgungsdruck 0.9 bis 2 kPa

(eingebaute Gasentschwefelung)

Water: For internal steam reforming:
Supply pressure min. 100 to 600 kPa
(integrated water treatment system)

Wasser: Für interne Dampfreformierung
Versorgungsdruck min. 100 bis 600 kPa

(eingebaute Wasseraufbereitung)

Consumption (at maximum output) Verbrauch (bei maximaler Leistung)
Natural Gas: 12.6 MJ/hr (12,000 BTU/hr)
Actual gas volume dependant on composition of natural gas

Erdgas: 12.6 MJ/h. (12,000 BTU/h.)
Tatsächliches Gasvolumen abhängig von der Zusammensetzung des Erdgases

Water: 0.0 ℓ/hr - 1.67 ℓ/hr
Water consumption dependant on:

i) if heat recovery connected

ii) amount of condensate recovered from flue gas

Wasser: 0.0 ℓ/h. - 1.67 ℓ/h.
Wasserverbrauch abhängig von:

i) angeschlossene Wärmerückgewinnung

ii) Menge des aus dem Abgas zurückgewonnenen Kondensats

Outputs Ausgaben
Net AC export: 0 W – 2,000 W
Single Phase parallel grid connected: 230V ±10% 50Hz

Wechselstromexport netto: 0 W – 2,000 W
Einphase parallel am Stromnetz angeschlossen: 230V ±10% 50Hz

CO2Emissions: 340 g/kWh
Flue gas emissions consist of CO2and water vapour, virtually no NOx or SOx emissions

CO2Emissionen: 340 g/kWh
Abgasemision besteht aus CO2und Wasserdampf, nahezu keine NOx oder SOx Emissionen

Flue Gas Temperature: Max 200 °C
Maximum if heat recovery system not connected

Abgastemperatur: Max 200 °C
Höchstwert, falls Wärmerückgewinnungssystem nicht angeschlossen ist

Useable Water: Max 1.1 L/hr
From water treatment system if heat recovery system not connected

Verwendbares Wasser: Max 1.1 L/h.
Vom Wasseraufbereitungssystem, falls Wärmerückgewinnungssystem nicht angeschlossen ist

Noise level: < 45 dBa Lärmpegel: < 45 dBa
Operating Conditions & Other Betriebsbedingungen & Sonstiges
Ambient Temperature: +1 °C - +45 °C Umgebungstemperatur: +1 °C - +45 °C
Inlet Air Temperature: -20 °C - +45 °C Luftzufuhrtemperatur: -20 °C - +45 °C
Location: Indoors - excluding living zones
Outdoors - protected from the elements and above freezing temperature

Standort: Im Haus – Wohnbereiche ausgenommen
Im Freien – geschützt vor den Elementen und über dem


Start-up Time: 25 Hours Anlaufzeit: 25 Stunden
Minor Maintenance Approx 12 months
Air filters (depending on installed location)

Water filters (depending on input water quality)

Intervall Kleinwartung: ca. 12 Monate
Luftfilter (abhängig vom Installationsstandort)

Wasserfilter (abhängig von der eingebrachten Wasserqualität

Major Maintenance Interval: Greater than 12 months
Desulphuriser (subject to gas composition)

Air filters (depending on installed location)

Water filters (depending on input water quality)

Intervall Hauptwartung: Größer als 12 Monate
Entschwefler (abhängig von der Gaszusammensetzung)

Luftfilter (abhängig vom Standort)

Wasserfilter (abhänig von der einbringenden Wasserqualität)

Approx. Mass: < 200 kg Gewicht ca.: < 200 kg
Connections Verbindungen
Fuel: ½" BSP female Brennstoff: ½" BSP-Innengewinde
Supply: ¼" quick connect ‘John Guest’ fitting

Hot water: 2 x ¾" BSP female

Drain: 2 x ¼" quick connect ‘John Guest’ fittings

Versorgung: ¼"Anschlussverbindung "John Guest"

Heißwasser: 2 x ¾" BSP-Innengewinde

Abfluss: 2 x ¼" Schnellanschlussverbindung "John Guest"

Electricity: Hardwired via junction box on external casing Elektrizität: Festverdrahtet via Anschluss-kasten an externem Gehäuse
Flue: Balanced flue with standard concentric flue
100/60 mm diameter

Rauchabzug: Abgassystem mit konzentrischem Standard-abgassystem
100/60 mm Durchmesser

Communication: Connection via standard Ethernet port Datenübertragung: Verbindung via Standard Ethernetport
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