The HyPLANT100 project will research and develop the efficient assembly of large-scale electrolyser systems. This will be accompanied by recommendations for standardisation that will accelerate and simplify these processes in the future, enabling a faster implementation of a hydrogen economy in Germany.
Within HyPLANT100, the possible degree of automation for the construction of large-scale electrolysis systems will also be determined. Here, the investment volume in automated assembly plants is a decisive factor, as is the often significantly lower flexibility of automated plants compared to human labour. For a successful implementation of (partial) automation, standardised interfaces are of particular importance, so HyPLANT100 analyses the interfaces of electrolysers and investigates them with regard to standardisation.
With regard to partially automated site assembly, HyPLANT100 aims to develop assembly procedures and innovative technologies that are adaptable to a wide range of components, devices and system modules. This includes changing systems that can be operated by robots themselves, which also includes the respective supply of energy (e.g. electricity, compressed air, hydraulics).
Furthermore, the potential depth of automation at decentralised locations is being investigated within the project. In the context of a later, repeatable assembly and construction of large-scale electrolysis systems, however, it is also important to ensure sufficient qualification of personnel, who can and must be involved both in the construction process and later in an operating process.
This research and development project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.