Metal Hydrides

SOLID-H™ hydrogen storage containers are filled with metal powders that absorb and release hydrogen (metal hydrides). You may already be using metal hydrides in your laptop computer (nickel-metal hydride batteries). 

The most popular SOLID-H containers supply a few atmospheres of hydrogen gas pressure at room temperature. This is the safest method known for storing flammable hydrogen gas. If your hydrogen system develops a leak, SOLID-H immediately releases a small fraction of its stored hydrogen. The remainder will be released over a period of hours. 

Typical uses for SOLID-H include hydrogen supplies for gas chromatographs and fuel storage for hydrogen engines or fuel cells. A typical SOLID-H container is shown below.

SOLID-H Model CL-370A metal hydride hydrogen container holds 370 standard liters of hydrogen gas.
Like all SOLID-H containers, it has a pressure relief valve for safety and a quick connect coupling for convenience in connecting to your system.
 

Metal hydrides are the most compact way to store hydrogen (more dense than liquid hydrogen). The internal volume of the CL-370A is less than 0.7 liters. 370 liters of hydrogen capacity is more than 500 times the size of the container! 

Standard SOLID-H BL-series containers hold 18, 20, 30, 120, 220 or 740 standard liters of hydrogen gas. These are on the shelf or available on short delivery schedules.

The lower cost SOLID-H CL-series containers, including CL-370 and CL-910, are based on aluminum industrial gas cylinders. These two containers hold 370 and 910 liters of hydrogen respectively. The aluminum cylinders used to make the CL-series are rated for very high pressures. This makes them heavier than equivalent thin walled stainless steel BL-series containers of comparable capacity.

If you need a different capacity or special pressure-temperature specifications, just contact our fuel cell specialists and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

How do I Use my SOLID-H Metal Hydride?

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BL-18
The BL-18 metal hydride has a Hydrogen Capacity of 18-20 standard liters (0.67-0.76 scf) and a recha..
$470.00
BL-20
The BL-20 metal hydride has a Hydrogen Capacity of 20-21 standard liters (0.76-0.80 scf) and a recha..
$880.00
BL-30
The BL-30 metal hydride has a Hydrogen Capacity of 30-34 standard liters (1.14-1.3 scf) and a rechar..
$910.00
BL-60
The BL-60 metal hydride has a Hydrogen Capacity of 60-69 standard liters (2.28-2.64 scf) and a recha..
$1,280.00
BL-120
The BL-120 metal hydride has a Hydrogen Capacity of 120-135 standard liters (4.6-5.19 scf) and a rec..
$1,950.00
BL-220
The BL-220 metal hydride has a Hydrogen Capacity of 220-242 standard liters (8.28-9.2 scf) and a rec..
$2,970.00
BL-740
The BL-740 metal hydride has a Hydrogen Capacity of 740-822 standard liters (28.2-31.28 scf) and a r..
$4,742.00
CL-370
The CL-370 metal hydride has a Hydrogen Capacity of 334-370 standard liters (12.72-14.0 scf) and a r..
$1,140.00
CL-910
The CL-910 metal hydride has a Hydrogen Capacity of 819-910 standard liters (31.14-31.96 scf) and a ..
$2,480.00
Pressure Regulator PR-30
The PR-30 is a Pressure Regulator designed to regulate the Hydrogen output pressure of a Metal Hydri..
$297.00