Faber Cylinders has been granted KHK Global Approvals for its Type 1 and Type 2 cylinders for hydrogen stations in Japan.
Faber’s Type 1 (56MPa) and Type 2 (100MPa) cylidners were granted approval in 2018 and April 2019 respectively.
Global Approvals are comprehensive approvals with duration of five years for cylinders with market experiences in Japan and cover different capacity ranges.
Present in Japan for more than 20 years with supplies of gas cylinders for automotive, industrial, medical and breathing apparatus fields, the Italian cylinder manufacturer is delighted its endeavour in the Japanese hydrogen sector has reached this milestone.
“The new achievement allows shorter lead-time for the approval process practiced by the High Pressure Gas Safety Institution of Japan, especially for Type 2 hoop- wrapped composite cylinders,” Faber explained.
“In the current existing standards in Japan, Type 2 cylinder as Designated Equipment under High Pressure Gas Act is excluded and in general requires more complex Special Ministerial Approval procedures.”
Faber’s presence in Japan for hydrogen station/FCV sectors has been further strengthened through collaborations with OEMs and station owners.
Its supplies of Type 1 and Type 2 for stationary application and Type 3 for OEM forklifts have been in place for years thanks to the growing market trends towards the leading hydrogen society and expectations for governmental incentives.