ANSI FC 1-2012
Stationary Fuel Cell Power Systems
This standard applies to stationary packaged, self-contained fuel cell power systems or fuel cell power systems comprised of factory matched packages of integrated systems which generate electricity through electrochemical reactions.
This standard applies to:
a. systems intended for electrical connection to mains direct, or with a transfer switch, or to a stand-alone power distribution system;
b. systems intended to provide a.c. or d.c. power;
c. systems with or without the ability to recover useful heat;
d. systems intended for operation on the following input fuels:
1. natural gas and other methane rich gases derived from renewable (biomass) or fossil fuel
sources, for example, landfill gas, digester gas, coal mine gas;
2. fuels derived from oil refining, for example, diesel, gasoline, kerosene, liquefied petroleum gases such as propane and butane;
3. alcohols, esters, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, Fischer-Tropsch liquids and other suitable
hydrogen-rich organic compounds derived from renewable (biomass) or fossil fuel sources, for
example, methanol, ethanol, di-methyl ether, biodiesel;
4. hydrogen, gaseous mixtures containing hydrogen gas, for example, synthesis gas, town gas.
This standard does not cover:
a. portable fuel cell power systems;
b. propulsion fuel cell power systems.
A typical stationary fuel cell power system is shown in Figure 1, Stationary Fuel Cell Power System.