Backup Power System

Modular emergency power supply with fuel cells

Since the beginning of October Fraport has been using an innovative fuel-cell system to ensure security of supply to an electricity grid that provides emergency power to the area around the CD car park in front of Terminal 1.

The system is activated within fractions of seconds in the event of a power outage, ensuring not only that the parking ticket machines continue to operate without interruption but also that there is IT connectivity and a power supply for the nearby electronic control box.

The new technology utilises the electrochemical reaction of hydrogen with oxygen and converts this into electrical energy. The advantages over conventional emergency power systems are obvious: the energy conversion is environment-friendly and emission-free. The system is also very quiet compared with generators and offers clear benefits in terms of reliability, maintenance requirements and energy efficiency.

Furthermore, the Rittal system provides bridging power for a period of up to 10 hours, whereas purely battery-driven solutions are only able to bridge a power outage for a few minutes.

Applicant:Rittal GmbH & Co. KG | Kunde: FraPort AG
Project partner(s):FraPort AG,
Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
German Federal State:Hessen
Postcode, locality:60547 Frankfurt
Application field(s):Industrial process automation, Traffic-control systems
Fuel cell System:2 x 2,5 kW von Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
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