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Clean Energy

Clean Energy

Clean Energy

A future with Zero Emission

The future envisages a reduction or elimination of fossil fuels. To achieve this goal, more and more alternatives for energy resources are needed in industry, transportation and private use. Exciting pilot projects for CO2 capture and storage are also underway. Whatever critical fluid application, we are the trusted partner.
 
Transportation as a pioneer. The greatest potential for decarbonization in the short term is probably in the transportation sector. Several initiatives for fuelcell cars and trucks have already been implemented and aviation and marine are following with h2 or synfuel projects.
 
Vehicles contain a wide variety of lines for liquid or gaseous media. In addition to water, pneumatic and brake lines, there are also lubrication, metering and process lines. Depending on the application, the requirements differ greatly: the products must be vibration and temperature resistant and must not ignore the issue of lightweight. Swagelok will be happy to assist you in your project with expert advice and years of experience, with certified products such as fittings, valves and ball valves, tubes (with CNC tube bending service) and hoses (including in-house assembly).

 

  H2 Storage

Hydrogren Storage with Swagelok fittings

 

Megatrend hydrogen - More sustainable, greener, less emissions...

The requirements can be achieved with hydrogen mobility. Therefore, around the world, government and industry investment in this increasingly attractive and promising technology.

Swagelok's R&D has been working for almost a decade to provide appropriate services and components for hydrogen technology and allocated infrastructure. When selecting and specifying hydorgen components for reliable operation, some important points should be kept in mind:

Material selection matters. Corrosion control is important in any application where tube fittings are concerned, but hydrogen containment poses a specific, unique challenge. Hydrogen embrittlement can impact 316 stainless steel, a widespread alloy type used for fittings, valves and tubing, including those commonly used in hydrogen vehicle architecture.

Continuous pressure and vibration. Resistance against leaks is critical in any fluid system. But within hydrogen vehicles and infrastructure, there are some special considerations to be made in selecting and specifying types of componentry when making connections.

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Vibration resistance is critical too. While important in industrial applications, fittings and connections in hydrogen applications must be able to reliably withstand the repeated and constant vibrations associated with a moving vehicle. Cone and thread fittings, for example, are made manually. The quality of tube preparation can vary depending on the installer—and hydrogen is very unforgiving of imperfections. The tiny-molecule gas can escape through even the most miniscule spaces, and even the smallest leaks can become a major issue.

Application-specific components. 

Robust support. In seeking the potential that hydrogen represents, designers and manufacturers should look to work with suppliers with considerable, wide-ranging expertise from gaseous tube trailer, electrolyzer systems, compressors, storage tanks, dispensers to fuel cell vehicles.

 

Swagelok offers a range of fittings and adapters for medium pressure up to 22 500 psi (1551 bar):

Swagelok's FK series, can provide the right performance

Find out what compatible products for hydrogen production, storage, transport or on-vehicle application Swagelok can offer.

SWAGELOK h2 compatible products

Interested in learning more? Contact Swagelok Switzerland today to find out how we can help you  info@arborag.ch