13 May 2010 – UTC Power has announced that its new ‘PureCell’ Model 400 fuel cell has been certified to the American National Standards Institute/CSA American Standard for Stationary Fuel Cell Power Systems (ANSI/CSA FC-1).
This industry standard assures customers that the UTC Power 400 kW fuel cell meets rigorous safety and performance requirements.
Fuel cells are one of the cleanest, quietest and most efficient on-site power generation technologies available and meet the strictest air emissions requirements.
The PureCell Model 400 can provide up to 400 kW of electrical power, plus up to 1.7 million Btu/hour of heat for CHP applications. The system has a 20-year overall system operating life and a 10-year fuel cell stack life – twice that of the earlier model 200 kW UTC Power fuel stationary fuel cell – says UTC.
The advantages of receiving FC-1 certification include reduced cost and time of fuel cell installation; facilitation of approval by local inspectors; increased access to clean energy funding sources, and improved marketability.
Since the early 1990s, UTC Power has designed, manufactured and installed more than 260 stationary fuel cell power plants at diverse locations worldwide. The fleet has accumulated more than 9 million operating hours.