Upcoming domains for the MTP and an evaluation of its usability for electrolysis

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Modularization and the Module Type Package (MTP) technology are proven concepts to ensure flexible plants and shorter time-to-market. Since the concepts are generic, they can potentially be applied to other domains. While the MTP approach has so far been used mainly in the specialty chemicals and pharmaceuticals industries, other sectors such as shipbuilding, logistics and hydrogen production show potential for adoption of this approach. In this article, such domains will be briefly examined, and the characteristics of the specific application are assigned to the requirements from modularization. The resulting analysis is transferred to the electrolyzer domain in hydrogen production in order to explain how the MTP technology can be applied there and how the hydrogen industry can benefit from the MTP approach. Furthermore, it motivates to transfer this approach to other industrial sectors that might not be considered in this contribution.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 IEEE 27th International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA)
PublisherIEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS)
Number of pages4
ISBN (electronic)9781665499965
ISBN (print)978-1-6654-9997-2
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sept 2022


Title2022 27th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation
Abbreviated titleETFA 2022
Conference number27
Duration6 - 9 September 2022
Degree of recognitionInternational event
LocationUniversität Stuttgart

External IDs

Scopus 85141429411
Mendeley f1cecb1a-cfcb-3ac6-b6cc-1c5e5a72542a
ORCID /0000-0003-3954-7786/work/142243149
ORCID /0000-0001-5165-4459/work/142248264
ORCID /0000-0001-7956-7955/work/142252977



  • Industries, Electric potential, Hydrogen, Production, Electrochemical processes, Usability, Manufacturing automation, H2Giga, MTP, electrolyzer, modular automation