PS-DM Direct Methanol Unit

Product Code: 72108124


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The PS-DM Direct Methanol Unit provides a controlled source of high purity methanol or methanol / water solution for testing of methanol powered fuel cells.
Adds Direct Methanol capabilities to the Manual Fuel Cell Test Station.  This Direct Methanol Unit is a stand alone methanol solution supply system including a methanol pump with flow rates from 2.6 up to 100mL/min. (higher rates available on request), a heated one liter stainless steel methanol reservoir, and a temperature controller for a heater on the reservoir.  The methanol pump has a remote/local control capability as well!
Key Features:
✔ 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



  • Maximum Operating 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
Electrical Requirements
  • 110VAC 4A  or  220VAC 2A
Physical Characteristics
  • Size: 5 x 18 x 12 in; 44 x 31 x 47 cm (W x H x D)
  • Weight: 20 lbs. (9 kg)


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