The new lightweight BOC Power Pack
BOC, the UK’s leading industrial gases and clean energy business, has launched the first of a new generation of rechargeable, lightweight Power Generators for off-grid, short duration workloads. The BOC Power Pack is designed to provide high power output over short periods for jobs like angle-grinding, sawing and drilling. It is especially suited to work in areas without grid connection, so when an alternative power source is needed – the Power Pack from BOC, a member of The Linde Group, provides the perfect answer.
Developed in collaboration with the Cambridge-based product design and technology specialists Light Green Power, the BOC Power Pack comes in two versions:
• The 110V ac battery inverter, which can be used with most large power tools requiring up to 2-3kW output such as angle grinders, band saws, drills and impact drivers.
• The 230V ac battery inverter, which can also power small electric kettles and microwaves, delivering up to 2kW.
The battery has been sized for power tools according to actual trigger time (i.e. duty cycle). Typically, a single charge could drive a full day of intermittent hammer drill use with the 230V version, or two hours of intermittent heavy grinding work with the 110V model.
Both versions can be charged from the mains. However, a key advantage of the Power Pack is that it can be recharged continuously in the field, using the BOC Hymera hydrogen fuel-cell power generator.
The BOC Power Pack weighs considerably less than an equivalent diesel or petrol generator, even with the accompanying Hymera hydrogen fuel cell charger.
It also has the added benefits of being extremely quiet and gives off zero carbon emissions – ideal for working at night, indoors or in built-up areas.
The only by-product of electricity generation from a fuel cell is water vapour, and with no emissions, the combination of the Power Pack plus Hymera fuel cell can be used in enclosed spaces without the need for expensive ventilation equipment.
Both the BOC Power Pack and the BOC Hymera require very low maintenance and the fuel costs are lower than for diesel or petrol generators operating at part-loads.
Notes to editors
1. A picture is available to accompany this release. For more information, please contact: Simon Napper in BOC Communications on 07957 166090. Email: [email protected]
2. Features and benefits of the BOC Power Pack:
Requirement Features Benefits
Portable Weighs less than 16kg A one person lift
Work in a built up area
Near silent – small fan turns on at high output Night working possible.
No silencers required
Need to work in unventilated environment Zero emissions No fume extraction equipment needed
BOC is a member of The Linde Group. An industrial, medical and special gases provider, the company supplies compressed and bulk gases, chemicals and equipment and is pioneering clean energy technologies including carbon capture and storage. For more than a century the company’s gases and expertise have contributed to advances in many areas of everyday life, and industries including steelmaking, refining, chemical processing, environmental protection, wastewater treatment, welding and cutting, food processing and distribution, glass production, electronics and health care. For more information visit: www.BOConline.co.uk
The Linde Group
The Linde Group is a world-leading gases and engineering company with around 62,000 employees in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the 2011 financial year, Linde generated revenue of EUR 13.787 billion. The strategy of the Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The Group is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
Under the ‘CLEAN TECHNOLOGY BY LINDE’ label, the company offers a wide range of products and processes that help to render renewable energy sources financially viable, and significantly slow down depletion of natural resources. This ranges from natural gas liquefaction, specialty gases for solar module manufacturing and CO2 separation technologies, to alternative fuels such as hydrogen. For more information, see The Linde Group online at www.linde.com.