ElectroChem’s Direct Methanol Unit provides a controlled source of high purity methanol or methanol / water solution for testing of methanol powered fuel cells.

Direct Methanol

  • safe operation with any methanol concentration
  • operating pressure up to 20 psig
  • temperature controlled methanol supply
  • digital readout and setting of temperature
  • digital readout of flow rate
  • storage capacity 1 liter
  • all Stainless Steel Internal Plumbing
  • sight glass on reservoir
  • compatible with PowerStation; change between methanol and hydrogen with the flip of a switch


Automatic or Manual Flow Control:

Automatic - flow rates under control of PowerStation™ compatible with heated gas transfer lines to maintain fluid temperature control
Manual - 10 Turn Potentiometer Flow Control


Direct Methanol 1


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Pressure: max. bottle pressure 20 psig (approx. 2,3 bar)
(pressure relief valve set at 20 psig for safety)
Fluid capacity: 1 liter bottle
Pump characteristics: flow rate 0,017 ml rev. 68 ml/min max. flow rate max. differential pressure 20 psi
Digital fluid flow display: 4 digit display, minimum resolution 0,01 ml/min
Fluid connectors: 1/4″ Swagelok™ tubing connectors
front panel
output methanol reactant (1)
returns of reactant to bottle (1)
ports for refill of bottle (1)
ports for drain of bottle (1)
Temperature controller: front panel readout and control
(bottle temperature is not controlled by PowerStation™)
Physical characteristics: 5″ x 18″ x 12″; 44 x 31 x 47 cm (W x H x D)
20 lbs. (9 kg)
Electrical requirements: 110 V AC – 4 A or 220 V AC – 2 A