Haskel International, high-pressure solutions and an Accudyne Industries brand, will share the official launch of its H-Drive gas booster in Germany at the Hannover Messe exhibition for hydrogen (H2), fuel cells and batteries, from the 24th-28th April.

Following a rigorous development programme to guarantee the highest degree of quality and reliability, the company is excited to offer the hydraulic-driven gas booster, H-Drive, to the market. The equipment is designed for a variety of gas applications, mainly related to the clean energy market. These applications include charging large volume, high-pressure H2 storage vessels needed for H2 vehicle refuelling and constant energy supply systems.

The H-Drive design and technology takes into account future developments in the H2 market and maintains a keen focus on user safety. The product reduces maintenance requirements with its unique self-lubricating seal design that delivers gas-tight, non-contaminating compression. The product features help drive down the life cost of the product, an important issue in the drive for a low-cost, sustainable energy future.

Haskel Global Product Manager Paul Harrison, said, “When we revealed the H-Drive to the Hannover audience last year, they were very pleased that the equipment could accommodate the foreseeable changes in the H2 market. These include higher flow and pressure capacity, the use of materials that resist H2 embrittlement and our approach to help maintain a cost-effective product.”

“We have a long proven track record in high pressure H2 gas applications. Our sealing and high pressure containment for the H-Drive was based on this track record. We are entering exciting times; we have the best-in-class compression and control equipment for high pressure gases,” Harrison added.