The HYLIAL is a hydrogen liquefier capable of supplying 500 to 1,500 L/h of liquid hydrogen for hydrogen electric vehicles, space test centers, and microelectronics. It operates according to the principle of helium cycles. Air Liquide can supply a complete system, including the liquefier and all the ancillary storage equipment.
HYLIALs are fitted with static gas-bearing turbines, which supply the cooling power through a helium loop that liquefies the hydrogen.
In order to satisfy the needs of industries such as microelectronics and hydrogen-powered electric vehicles, Air Liquide has designed HYLIAL, a range of hydrogen liquifiers based on the principle of helium cycles. We can provide complete systems that include - in addition to the liquifier - of accessory components needed for storage.
600 L/h of hydrogen produced per HYLIAL on the Xichang launch pad
800 L/h of hydrogen produced by the HYLIAL for the Sustainable Development Technology Canada organization
1,500 L/h of hydrogen produced per HYLIAL on the Wengchang launch pad
Efficiency, simplicity, and technical specificities
HYLIAL 1 500
1 260 kW
1 500 L/h
Each HYLIAL has an oil removal and cycle pressure management system. It includes nitrogen pre-cooling. The air- or water-cooled compressor is automated, as is the system cooling, and the nominal operating conditions and liquefier shut-down. The cold box includes the instrumentation and control system with a touch screen and an electrical cabinet. The storage and distribution equipment are optional.
Highly reliable ǀ thanks to a helium loop that is separated from the hydrogen circuits, and processes that are compliant with international standards and a production quality assurance system
Easy to install and operate ǀ thanks to a user-friendly interface with touch control screen, automated operation piloted by a control system, and remote access by modem / internet
Highly efficient ǀ thanks to an optimized pressure ratio for the compressor, static gas-bearing turbo-expanders (up to 82 %), pre-cooling of the cycle, and continuous ortho/para conversion of hydrogen to improve production
Reduced maintenance ǀ thanks to a self-diagnostic system that anticipates breakdowns
Controlled operating costs ǀ with minimal consumption of utilities (compressed air, nitrogen, water, electricity), and a compact system that can be easily integrated into existing infrastructures
Compliance with standards ǀ ASME Stamp U (USA) - HPGSL (Japan) - AQSIQ (China) CE marking / ASME without stamp
Xichang launch pad in the Province of Sichuan, China
Wenchang launch pad on the island of Hainan, China
BLC space institute near Beijing, China (2 HYLIALs)
HTEC Hydrogen Technology and Energy Corporation (Canada)