Haskel International Inc., a high-pressure technology manufacturer, is launching its new hydraulically-driven gas booster system at the hydrogen, fuel cells and battery group exhibit as part of Hannover Messe.
The improved system features an easily-configurable modular design, which has been developed for more efficient engineering and purchasing solutions, to be used in refuelling systems for hydrogen (H2)-powered vehicles.
The booster forms an integral part of H2 refuelling stations and seeks to support the rapidly growing market for fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) and other H2-powered vehicles.
Stephen Learney, Director of Product Management at the California-based corporation, explained, “Haskel has been supplying gas boosters suitable for use in H2 gas applications for over 30 years. H2 fuelled vehicles are a developing market, especially in an industrial setting where they have already gained traction in Europe.”
“There are even bigger markets in the US and Asia which are still developing. H2 is creating huge interest at the moment, and our current model is already being used in H2 refueling stations around the world. The new gas booster is an important improvement to our current product with major benefits to customers.”
H2 fuelled vehicles are a developing market, especially in an industrial setting where they have already gained traction in Europe
The new instrument will be manufactured in the US but will mainly be sold as a ‘plug-and-play’ functional skid. It is understood that Haskel’s site in Sunderland, UK, will be the assembly location for the new devices for Europe.
Under its BuTech brand, Haskel is also unveiling a new, high-pressure relief valve at Hannover Messe, which has been designed to automatically reset after each pressure release so as to minimise the need for maintenance.
Haskel was founded in 1946, and is a manufacturer of highly engineered fluid and gas handling equipment designed to generate, store and control high pressure gases and liquids, and has over 65 years of hydraulic and pneumatic engineering experience.
Hannover Messe in Germany is the world’s leading industrial trade fair and is taking place from 25th-29th April this year.