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Anti-static electricity Glass-lining : ECOGL-II (Electrically Conductive Glass Lining II)

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In application to processes using non-conductive liquids such as organic solvents, glass-lined equipment(GL, refer to Fig.1) requires a care on glass layer damage by discharging of static electricity.
This is because that glass-lined vessels are coated with glass, which is a non-conductive material.
ECOGL-II is developed to provide a solution to this problem.

ECOGL-II, as well as our conventional ECOGL, has a conductive glass layer on the surface layer of our high corrosion resistance standard glass #9000, and mitigates accumulation of static electricity in surface direction(refer to Fig.2). The conductive glass layer is formed after inspections for pin-holes of standard glass, thus we can provide conductive glass-lined equipment without pin-hole, which is essential for high corrosion resistance vessels.

The conductive glass layer of ECOGL-II, which satisfies the safety guideline of static electricity, has superior anti-electrostatic effect(refer to Fig.3) and assures safety operation even in the case of unlikely accidents.

The glass color hue of ECOGL-II is bright hue of light blue that provides good visibility inside of equipment when inspection work(refer to Fig.4).

Glass-lining (GL) equipment

- Figure 1: Glass-lining (GL) equipment

Structure of ECOGL II

- Figure 2: Structure of ECOGL II

Electrostatic damping performance of ECOGL II (applying 20kV for 30 sec)

- Figure 3: Electrostatic damping performance of ECOGL II (applying 20kV for 30 sec)

Glass color hue of ECOGL II

- Figure 4: Glass color hue of ECOGL II

Development for diversified application of water electrolysis hydrogen generator

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- From supply source of high purity hydrogen to hydrogen energy applications -

Development for expansion of applied area of the water electrolysis hydrogen production

Water electrolysis hydrogen generation technology using solid polymer electrolyte membrane is able to generate hydrogen from electricity, in particular, surplus electricity or electricity from renewable energy, which tends to have fluctuations.
Stored hydrogen can be used as hydrogen gas, or by using fuel cells, can be inversely converted into electricity and heat where and when necessary.

Based on the top ranked track records in Japan as pure hydrogen supply system replacing hydrogen cylinders, Kobelco Eco-Solutions further develops new electrolysis modules and peripheral devices, aming a reduction of hydrogen cost in hydrogen energy applications.