WO2002044442A3 - Method for operating an electrolyser - Google Patents

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WO2002044442A3
WO2002044442A3 PCT/DE2001/004496 DE0104496W WO0244442A3 WO 2002044442 A3 WO2002044442 A3 WO 2002044442A3 DE 0104496 W DE0104496 W DE 0104496W WO 0244442 A3 WO0244442 A3 WO 0244442A3
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fill level
operating
electrolyser
level sensor
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Rolf Reichel
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Forschungszentrum Juelich Gmbh
Rolf Reichel
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    • CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
    • C25ELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES; APPARATUS THEREFOR
    • C25BELECTROLYTIC OR ELECTROPHORETIC PROCESSES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF COMPOUNDS OR NON-METALS; APPARATUS THEREFOR
    • C25B15/00Operating or servicing of cells

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The invention relates to a method for operating an electrolyser, said method comprising the accurate measurement of fill levels. The method is characterised by the following steps: fill level sensors are cleaned using operating fluid; adherent particles are dissolved from the fill level sensor; the fill level is measured. The solubility of the particles in the operating fluid allows them to be dissolved from the fill level sensor and a correct fill level to be measured. If the fill levels are too low, operating fluid can be added in good time, or the electrolyser can be subjected to an emergency shutdown. This increases the operating safety of the electrolyser. The fill level sensors can be cleaned with the operating fluid during the operation of the electrolyser. The invention also relates to a fill level sensor comprising means for cleaning the fill level sensor using operating fluid, e.g. a nozzle directed at the fill level sensor that is located at the end of an operating-fluid supply line.
PCT/DE2001/004496 2000-11-30 2001-11-27 Method for operating an electrolyser WO2002044442A3 (en)

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US4103552A (en) * 1976-05-24 1978-08-01 United States Steel Corporation In-service cleaning of a liquid level sensor
DE3837354A1 (en) * 1988-11-03 1990-05-10 Werner Ziem Method and appliance for safeguarding a high-pressure water electrolysis system
US5035140A (en) * 1988-11-03 1991-07-30 The Boeing Company Self cleaning liquid level detector
US6033549A (en) * 1996-11-06 2000-03-07 Deutsche Forschungsanstalt Fuer Luft- Und Raumfahrt E.V. Method of electrolysis

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US5037518A (en) * 1989-09-08 1991-08-06 Packard Instrument Company Apparatus and method for generating hydrogen and oxygen by electrolytic dissociation of water
DE19607235C1 (en) * 1996-02-27 1997-07-17 Forschungszentrum Juelich Gmbh Electrolysis unit

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4103552A (en) * 1976-05-24 1978-08-01 United States Steel Corporation In-service cleaning of a liquid level sensor
DE3837354A1 (en) * 1988-11-03 1990-05-10 Werner Ziem Method and appliance for safeguarding a high-pressure water electrolysis system
US5035140A (en) * 1988-11-03 1991-07-30 The Boeing Company Self cleaning liquid level detector
US6033549A (en) * 1996-11-06 2000-03-07 Deutsche Forschungsanstalt Fuer Luft- Und Raumfahrt E.V. Method of electrolysis

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