Glossary

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Grid Power

A series of interconnected electrical power generating stations, linked by transmission lines, which carry electrical power to consumers. Traditional power grids transmit power from a collection of centralized generators, to the consumers.

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Grid Stability

The reliability and consistency in power or electricity production. Solar power has poor grid stability because of unreliable sunlight hours and the potential for cloud coverage. Hydrogen energy storage contributes to strong grid stability because it does not rely on any uncontrollable situations or sources, such as sunlight in solar power.

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Heat Treating

Heat treating is often used to alter the physical properties of a material. Heat treatment is most frequently used to increase a materials ductility and reduce its hardness. Due to the very high temperatures used in the heat treat process even small amounts of oxygen, < 1ppm, will have detrimental oxidation affects on the parts being treated. Hydrogen gas generators supply hydrogen gas as needed to reduce the oxygen concentrations in the treatment atmosphere. 

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Hydrocarbon

A compound that consists of both hydrogen and carbon molecules. Hydrocarbons are common natural substances. Hydrocarbons are the primary components in petroleum and natural gases.

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Hydrogen Delivery Supply

Delivered hydrogen gas is often transported in three 3 channels: cylinders, tube trailers and liquid tanks.  

A gas cylinder or tank is a pressure vessel used to store gases at above atmospheric pressure. High-pressure gas cylinders are also called bottles. 

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Hydrogen Energy

The combination of hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity. The production of hydrogen electricity produces heat and water as byproducts. Proton OnSite hydrogen gas generators fuel a variety of hydrogen fuel cells and can be used to convert hydrogen gas to electricity, or stored as pumped hydro. 

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Hydrogen Gas Generator

A unit that generates hydrogen on-site via chemical reactions.   

Unlike other chemical reactions that produce greenhouse gases during the process of hydrogen generation, water electrolysis is considered to utilize a zero emissions process to produce hydrogen. Water electrolysis has been the most popular green method adopted in hydrogen generation systems. Proton OnSite systems split deionized water into its constituent parts hydrogen and oxygen.  

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Hydrogen Supply Methods

Different methods through which hydrogen can be supplied industrially or in a laboratory setting. Hydrogen is generally supplied by two methods: bulk hydrogen delivery usually sourced from large natural gas reformation plants and packaged in cylinders/tube trailers/liquid for easier delivery; small natural gas reformers; and on-site hydrogen generation via water electrolysis.  

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Hydrogenation

To "treat" or chemically combine an unsaturated compound, often a fat or oil, with hydrogen.

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