Fuel Cell + Scroll Technology

Patented oil-free scroll technology solutions from Air Squared provide the fuel cell industry with the most advanced compressor or H2 recirculation pump available.

In 1999 Air Squared released its first scroll compressor specifically designed for fuel cell applications, the P32H58N2.25. Today, extensive development has given way to a full line of low-pressure, high-efficiency, oil-free scroll compressors for fuel cell applications, positioning Air Squared as the leader in compressor solutions for PEM fuel cell system.

Air Squared understands the potential of fuel cell technology to change the energy landscape and has spent over twenty years supporting the industry with the efficient and durable solutions.

Scroll Technology Advantage

Efficient Performance
Continuous compression process with no re-expansion or throttling losses
100% Oil-Free
Maintain the purity of your system with oil-free scroll technology
Reliable, Durable Solution
Long product life and simple field maintenance
Cost Competitive
Low-cost compressor configurations for OEMs
Quiet, Smooth Operation
Dynamically balanced, valve-less, and near pulsation-free

Fuel Cell Applications

  • PEM Fuel Cell
  • SOFC Fuel Cell
  • Hydrogen Recirculation
  • Material Handling
  • Hybrid Buses

Custom Scroll Design

Contact Air Squared to learn how custom scroll design can support fuel cell applications with the most advanced compressor and vacuum pump solution available.

Advanced Custom Design Capability for Fuel Cell Applications

For over twenty-five years, Air Squared has continuously challenged the limits of possibility with scroll technology. With an ever-expanding range of custom design capability, put our long history of innovation to work in your next fuel cell application.

Oil-Free Scroll Design

Orbiting scroll technology offers a quiet oil-free alternative to traditional technology like piston, diaphragm, and vain.

High-Efficiency

When minimal power consumption is critical, leverage the inherent efficiency advantage of orbiting and spinning scroll technology.

Gases other than Air

With several patented semi-hermetic configurations, scroll compressors and vacuum pumps can be used for far more than moving air.

Compact Footprint

Unique staged configurations allow scroll compressors and vacuum pumps to fit in small space envelope without sacrificing performance.

Elevated Temperatures

Using stainless steel or other alloys, solutions can be designed to withstand harsh temperatures and conditions.

High-Pressure

With patented integrated liquid-cooling, scroll compressors can now be designed for pressure ratios that were previously unattainable.

Fuel Cell Products and Past Projects

Find your solution through a growing line of scroll compressor engineered specifically for fuel cell OEMs and view past development projects for fuel cell applications.

Fuel Cell Products


P34H080A-BLDC Scroll Compressor

P34H080A-BLDC

Max Pressure: 1.8 barg   Max Flow: 1850 lpmv

Durable oil-free scroll air compressor for efficient, smooth and quiet operation - ideal in fuel cell applications

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P22H060A-BLDC Scroll Compressor

P22H060A-BLDC

Max Pressure: 1.6 barg   Max Flow: 485 lpmv

Durable oil-free scroll air compressor for efficient, smooth and quiet operation - ideal in fuel cell applications

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P24H056A-BLDC Scroll Compressor

P24H056A-BLDC

Max Pressure: 1 barg   Max Flow: 800 lpmv

Compact, lightweight oil-free scroll compressor for efficient, smooth and quiet operation - ideal in high-flow mobile applications

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P27H069A-BLDC Scroll Compressor

P27H069A-BLDC

Max Pressure: 1.2 barg   Max Flow: 950 lpmv

Durable oil-free scroll air compressor for efficient, smooth and quiet operation - ideal in fuel cell applications

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P32H058A-BLDC Scroll Compressor

P32H058A-BLDC

Max Pressure: 1 barg   Max Flow: 800 lpmv

Oil-free scroll air compressor for efficient, smooth and quiet operation - ideal in fuel cell applications

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P22H040A-BLDC Scroll Compressor

P22H040A-BLDC

Max Pressure: 1.72 barg   Max Flow: 400 lpmv

Oil-free scroll air compressor for efficient, smooth and quiet operation - ideal in fuel cell applications

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P16H034B-BLDC Scroll Compressor

P16H034B-BLDC

Max Pressure: 1 barg   Max Flow: 100 lpmv

Compact, quiet, oil-free scroll compressor for low-pressure operation - ideal in medical applications

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P16H030B-BLDC Scroll Compressor

P16H030B-BLDC

Max Pressure: 1 barg   Max Flow: 165 lpmv

Compact oil-free scroll air compressor for efficient, smooth and quiet operation - ideal in fuel cell applications

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Fuel Cell Projects


P32H076A-BLDC-LC Liquid-Cooled Scroll Compressor for Fuel Cell

Liquid-Cooled Scroll Compressor with Integrated Motor for Fuel Cell Vehicles

January 22, 2016

The P32H076A-BLDC-LC liquid-cooled scroll compressor delivers high-flow efficient performance in an oil-free, reliable, and compact design - ideal for mobile fuel cell applications.

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Spinning Scroll Compressor for H2 Recirculation

April 3, 2014

The lightweight and semi-hermetic P21H050A-BLDC-SH-SS uses spinning scroll technology to recirculate high-temperature hydrogen in SOFCs.

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Lightweight, Compact, Oil-free Scroll Compressor

February 7, 2013

The oil-free P24H056A-BLDC scroll compressor delivers high-flow performance in a compact, lightweight design - ideal for mobile applications.

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Fuel Cell Hydrogen Recirculation Pump

November 1, 2011

P16H034C-BLDC-SH semi-hermetic scroll compressor for hydrogen recirculation in mobile fuel cell applications.

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Stainless Recirculation Pump

Stainless O2 and H2 Recirculation Pump

March 14, 2010

Stainless steel hydrogen and oxygen recirculation pump developed for Lockheed Martin’s ISIS program.

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