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.

Metal hydrides are the most compact way to store hydrogen (more dense than liquid hydrogen). The internal volume of the CL-400A is less than 0.7 liters. 400 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-400 and CL-910, are based on aluminum industrial gas cylinders. These two containers hold 400 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-400
The CL-400 metal hydride has a Hydrogen Capacity of 400 standard liters and a recharge time of ~24 h..
$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