Air Products has extended its PRISM®Hydrogen Generator product line for on-site gas production to supply requirements greater than 4,500 normal cubic meters per hour (4.1 million standard cubic feet per day).

By combining the company’s proprietary reformer technology with its hydrogen pressure swing adsorption capabilities, Air Products’ PRISM Hydrogen Generators can offer the lowest cost hydrogen available in this production range. The extended product line, which is available globally, enhances Air Products’ offerings to the chemical processing, glass, electronics, steel, and metals processing industries.

The company has contracted more than 30 PRISM Hydrogen Generators, and more than 20 have been installed and are currently operating around the world.

“We took a good, hard look at the market, and identified a need for hydrogen in this production range,” said Dave Guro, global product manager for Hydrogen Generation and Purification at Air Products.

“We are working with several global applications for larger PRISM hydrogen plants, and by leveraging Air Products’ global sales, supply chain, product manufacturing, and operations network, we will be able to meet the needs of customers in all geographies around the world.”

The PRISM Hydrogen Generator is a highly packaged on-site hydrogen generation technology that allows for easy field installation and a fast start-up. Air Products’ focus on safety is embedded in the product design, and the units have the capability for full local and remote control. The company has an experienced technical support team that works with each customer to enhance safety, help increase process efficiency, and optimise their gas usage.

For more information about Air Products’ PRISM Hydrogen Generators, visit www.airproducts.com/H2Generators, or learn more about the benefits and applications by viewing the company’s podcast.

Air Products is the world’s leading hydrogen supplier and operates the world’s largest hydrogen distribution network. The company’s PRISM Hydrogen Generators for on-site gas production are an important addition to the Air Products portfolio of hydrogen supply options, which includes traditional bulk liquid and gas delivery, large on-site HyCO plants, and pipeline supply.

About Air Products

Air Products provides atmospheric, process and specialty gases; performance materials; equipment; and technology. For over 70 years, the company has enabled customers to become more productive, energy efficient and sustainable. More than 20,000 employees in over 50 countries supply innovative solutions to the energy, environment and emerging markets. These include semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, coal gasification, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives.

In fiscal 2012, Air Products had sales approaching $10bn.