Fuel Cell Technology

Application Summary


Fuel Cell Technology


Industry-leading fuel cell technology relies on pumps to move fluids for various aspects of fuel cell systems.

How It's Used

Pump fluid to improve the performance of fuel cell systems.

Key Feature

The operating performance required is essential to maintaining fuel cell differential pressure, accurate membrane hydration, precise flow rates, and long life for system uptime.

End Equipment

Integral components of systems from hydrogen generation technology to fuel cell systems for transportation, residential power, back-up power, micro-CHP or ancillary systems.

Pump Function

Circulation, Dosing, Metering and Transfer


Liquid fuel, methyl alcohol, DI water, and water

Flow Rate

0.0085 to 6.8L/min

Differential Pressure

<17.2 Bar (250 psi)

Applications Overview

We have provided solutions to help solve problems for some of the earliest fuel cell systems globally. Ensuring exceptional performance and durability of our pumps, we are continually partnering for the next generation of technologies. Micropump pumps have been integral components of systems from hydrogen generation technology to fuel cell systems for transportation, residential power, back-up power, micro-CHP or ancillary systems. By partnering with us, you can leverage our decades of pump experience to achieve tailored fuel cell technology for vehicular or distributed power.

Micropump application engineers provide guidance in design and can work with you for customized component parts to optimize your system reliability. We have collaborated with technology leaders to improve various aspects of the fluid handling stages. From reformer efficiency through high differential pressures or initiating immediate fluid movement in the system based on control inputs, Micropump has delivered compact but robust designs. Micropump’s precision fluid movement includes handling water balance concerns of flooding or too dry conditions in the fuel cell stack. Due to our uniform and accurate flow rates, humidity management in the membrane is better controlled and more stable. The Micropump cavity and suction shoe gear style design also delivers high pressures for greater reformer efficiency and an isolated fluid path with no leak-prone dynamic seals.

When designing systems to power the future, choose Micropump as your partner.

Performance Summary

These charts indicate optimal operating ranges for recommended products.

Micropump Products Optimized for this Application

Micropump GA and GAF Series suction shoe style magnetic gear pumps and GJ Series cavity style magnetic gear pump are most commonly used in fuel cell applications.

Suction Shoe Technology

GAF Series


0.092 ml/rev (T23)

Differential Pressure (max):

17.2 bar | 250 psi

System Pressure (max):

21 bar | 300 psi

Suction Shoe Technology

GA Series


0.017 ml/rev (X21)
0.042 ml/rev (V21)
0.092 ml/rev (T23)

Differential Pressure (max):

5.2 bar | 75 psi

System Pressure (max):

21 bar | 300 psi

Cavity Technology

GJ Series


0.316 ml/rev (N21)
0.64 ml/rev (N23)
0.91 ml/rev (N25)
1.23 ml/rev (N27)

Differential Pressure (max):

5.5 bar | 80 psi

System Pressure (max):

21 bar | 300 psi

The Micropump Advantage

The unparalleled quality, performance record, reliability and long operating life of Micropump pumps and our extensive engineering expertise make Micropump a vital partner in this demanding market.

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