Imagine a hydrogen system that worked for you

Imagine a system that can capture excess electricity on windy days and store it to be available later, on demand. Or perhaps the ability to generate clean fuel for trains or support critical operational vehicles operating remotely.

Hydrogen is often regarded as the ‘perfect’ green fuel. A clean energy source, its only byproducts are water and heat and it can be made from a number of sources that include water, methane and coal – even garbage.

A world leader in hydrogen engineering

The knowledge and experience to create system level electrolyser hydrogen generation solutions, with relatively low barriers to entry, is limited worldwide to a small number of companies. 

tpgroup is one of the most experienced manufacturers of hydrogen energy solutions. We bring over 50-years’ experience and heritage of manufacturing and supporting these types of hydrogen systems in extreme locations – with ultra-high reliability and class leading safety. This capability has been developed through its thermal business and current energy customer contacts, as well as its industrial links to key enabling technologies such as PEM electrolysis cell stacks.

Hydrogen energy systems

Utilising excess grid energy and ‘green’ renewable energy sources like solar panels and wind farms, our solution seeks to power onsite, large-scale systems. These electrolyser hydrogen generation systems store the gas for conversion into other energy sources.

Hydrogen energy solutions for rail

Hydrogen is increasingly being seen as the ideal clean energy source to power trains. We are developing our hydrogen systems to deliver a solution that can safely and efficiently refuel hydrogen trains.

Our heritage in hydrogen generation systems

tpgroup is one of the most experienced companies globally that can create system level electrolyser hydrogen generation solutions with relatively low barriers to entry.

Our capability goes back over 50-years in manufacturing and supporting bespoke engineered electrolyser system solutions – with ultra-high reliability and class leading safety. This can include electrolysers, thermal management, control and instrumentation, integration into other sub systems and strategies for managing the asset through its 30 year life.

Ahead of the market

Whilst hydrogen is still a relatively new energy solution in many markets, tpgroup has been active in the electrolyser market since the 1960’s. This work centred around creating alkaline electrolyser solutions up to 2MW – sold under the name of John Brown (CJB) into industrial applications. 

Our advancements around electrolysers has been recognised across the world from EU publications to NASA conferences. We have been producing papers since the 1970s and involved in pilots such as performance trials with the General Electricity Generating Board in the 1980s. 

Since this early start in the market, we have continued to develop the technology including extensive development work creating ultra-compact and highly reliable systems.

We now offer a range of PEM proton exchange membrane electrolysers – first finding series production applications installed in nuclear powered submarines where the oxygen is captured and used to keep submariners alive. The hydrogen in this application is captured, and through the development of our unique gas management system, the hydrogen is disposed of.

References of interest:

Hydrogen as an energy carrier: Commission of the European Union 1983. Page 117

Space Network Control Conference on Resource Allocation and Concepts – NASA. 1990. page 24

Hydrogen: its technology and implications
by K.Cox and K.Williamson 1997. Page 19

Water electrolysis: the status of technology in the UK. CJB Developments. 1975.

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