Fuel Cell Power Module - FCmove™ HD (70 kW)

Ballard Power Systems

  • Fuel cell power module for heavy duty automotive applications, such as buses, trucks and off-road vehicles.
  • With >25,000 hours of operation and 97% module availability in service.
  • Robust PEM fuel cells deliver the power, range, and efficiency demanded by fleet operators.
  • Freeze start from -25°C, with no need to plug in the vehicle or use special start procedures.
  • Direct or wireless connection allows customer to monitor performance data remotely

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Fuel Cell Power Module - FCmove™ HD (70kW)

  • Ballard’s FCmove™-HD is the next-generation heavy duty fuel cell power module for use in zero-emission motive applications.
  • The hydrogen fuelled power module offers a durable, compact and easy installation solution for system integrators and vehicle OEMs, backed by Ballard’s unmatched fuel cell expertise and experience.

Key features

  • Lower life cycle cost – with better fuel economy and fewer maintenance requirements, total cost of ownership is 35% lower than previous product generations.
  • Proven reliability & durability – demonstrated through exceptional fuel cell stack lifetime, with >25,000 hours of operation and 97% module availability in service.
  • Simplified integration – this complete package, with all subsystems fully integrated, has interfaces located on one panel to provide easier access for connections as well as maintenance.
  • System integration flexibility – reducing the volume by 40% and weight by 35% has produced a low-profile power module that enables greater flexibility in commercial vehicle design.
  • Freeze-start capability – freeze start from -25°C, with no need to plug in the vehicle or use special start procedures.
  • Robust components designed with a new generation of more robust balance of plant components to improve reliability.
  • Humidification - integrated humidification system is maintenance free and provides maximum system performance and durability through a wide range of environmental conditions.
  • High performance -  robust PEM fuel cells deliver the power, range, and efficiency demanded by fleet operators.
  • High temperature operation permits a smaller cooling package for integration flexibility and generates HVAC heating, significantly improving overall vehicle fuel economy.
  • Climate protection IP67-rated enclosure system guards against premature deterioration of key module components in extreme climates.
  • High pressure system offers better performance, fuel efficiency and durability by preventing degradation of the fuel cell power module.
  • Fuel efficiency - two to three times more efficient than CNG/ diesel engines, fuel cell buses reduce overall fuel consumption.
  • Remote diagnostics - direct or wireless connection allows customer to monitor performance data remotely, and anticipate preventative maintenance.
  • Safety features integrated safety system with ventilation fans, and hydrogen sensor built into the module to ensure highest safety and ease of installation.

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Technical specifications

  • Performance
    • Net system power: 70kW
    • Operating system current: 20 - 240 A
    • Operating system voltage: 250 - 500 V
    • Idle power: 8kW
  • Physical specifications
    • Dimensions (l x w x h) mm, excluding air filter: 1525 x 812 x 367
    • Dimensions (l x w x h) mm, including air filter: 1812 x 816 x 415
    • Weight: 250 kg
    • Environmental protection: IP67
    • Operating temperature:  -30°C – +50°C
    • Minimum start-up temperature:  -25°C
    • Short-term storage temp: -40°C – +80°C
  • Reactants and Coolant
    • Fuel Type: Gaseous hydrogen
    • Fuel purity: As per SAE specification J2719
    • Fuel supply pressure: 8 barg nominal
    • Peak fuel efficiency: 57%
    • Oxidant: Air
    • Coolant: Ethylene glycol or propylene glycol min 20% to a max 60% by volume, balance DI water
    • Radiator coolant outlet temperature: 60°C nominal
  • Safety Compliance
    • Certifications: ISO 6469-2:20091
    • ISO 6469-3:20111
    • ISO 23273:20131
  • Monitoring
    • Control Interface: CANbus
  • Emissions
    • Exhaust Zero-emissions (no PM, NOx, SOx, CO or CO2)

Applications

  • Fuel cell power module for heavy duty automotive applications
  • Fuel cell buses
  • Fuel cell trucks
  • Fuel cell off-road vehicles

Contact us

  • Ballard is focused on applications where hydrogen fuel cells have a clear advantage and they are working on accelerating fuel cell technology adoption. Interested? Please contact Ballard by filling in the contact vendor form.
Brand Ballard
Type of Cooling Liquid Cooled
Fuel Hydrogen
Hydrogen Supply Pressure (in bar) 8
Max Power (in kW) 70
Max Output Voltage (in V) 500
Min Output Voltage (in V) 250
Max Current (in A) 240
Electronic Control Interface CAN Bus
Ingress Protection Rating IP67
Compliant with ISO 23273, ISO 6469-2, ISO 6469-3
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