Current Isotherm Projects

LARGEST LIQUID HYDROGEN DEWAR (WITH NO BOIL-OFF LOSSES)

Isotherm Energy is under subcontract for design of the largest hydrogen dewar tank in history at the NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC). As previously reported by NASA, the new dewar will hold well over one million gallons of liquid hydrogen and is 50% larger than the current record holder that supported space shuttle launches for 30 years (see below).

Credits: NASA/Kim Shiflett

Credits: NASA/Kim Shiflett

A primary focus of Isotherm Energy’s support is the analysis, design and integration of a refrigeration system that eliminates hydrogen loss during storage. The successful design and operation of a long-duration liquid hydrogen storage system at this scale with zero boil-off, liquefaction and densification capabilities has far reaching implications beyond the space program.


HYDROGEN ENERGY-WATER SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE

 

Overview

Development of a hydrogen-based energy storage system architecture that also produces clean water from various non-potable sources (e.g. seawater, wastewater, etc.).  The architecture will integrate the best existing and emerging technologies to optimize the system performance for wide ranging applications. 

Features

  • Interfaces with any energy source that produces electricity
  • Uses seawater, wastewater, and other non-potable water sources
  • Compatible with biomass and other feedstocks containing hydrogen
  • Optimized hydrogen production and storage for specific applications
  • Supplies hydrogen for fuel cells, turbines, and other combustion processes
  • Heat recovery maximizes round trip efficiency 

Benefits

  • Stores variable energy input for later use (e.g. solar, wind, etc.)
  • Produces potable water while generating electricity
  • Energy and potable water from locally available biowaste
  • Oxygen and other beneficial byproducts produced
  • Supports combined heat and power (CHP) operation
  • Scalable architecture for mobile and stationary systems 

Applications

  • Microgrids and energy storage
  • Desalination and onsite water processing
  • Transportation systems

THERMAL-FLUID-ENERGY SYSTEM DESIGN TOOLS

Overview

Software design tools for thermal, fluid, and energy systems.  Verified and validated models that enable rapid assessment of engineering trades for optimizing a baseline design.  Capability to drop in existing components and subsystems to model integrated performance.  Flexibility to integrate new technologies to explore impact on overall system. 

Features

  • Web based application
  • Application program interface (API)
  • Distributable library version 

Benefits

  • Online access for global users
  • Interface to toolbox capabilities
  • Supports proprietary code development 

Applications

  • Energy systems
  • Thermal systems
  • Hydrogen systems

ENGINEERING ANALYSIS AND MODELING TRAINING

Overview

Expanded training portfolio based on our popular engineering analysis and modeling course.  Teach best principles, practices and tools for engineers and scientists developing new technologies, systems and products. 

Features

  • Onsite customized seminars
  • Online video courses
  • Published course notes 

Benefits

  • Customized corporate training
  • Global internet access to courses
  • Self-study and reference material 

Applications

  • Continuing education for practicing engineers and scientists
  • Corporate training for development teams and functional groups