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Chart Industries receives Korean Gas Safety certification for liquid hydrogen trailers

Chart Industries has received Korean Gas Safety (KGS) certification and approval for its liquid hydrogen bulk transport trailers built in Theodore, Alabama.

News of the approval crowns the US cryogenic equipment manufacturer as the first and only supplier with a liquid hydrogen trailer that has been approved to serve the Korean market.

The trailer has been specifically tailored to meet the country’s regulations and offers over 3,100kg of payload. Chart worked closely with KGS to ensure that its stringent safety requirements were met with the design.

Jill Evanko, President and CEO of Chart Industries, said, “We’re proud to be the first liquid hydrogen trailer supplier who is fit to serve the Korean market’s safety requirements.”

She added that she’s looking forward to helping deliver the liquid hydrogen vital to meet the increasing demand for clean energy in Korea.

Last year (Nov 2022), the South Korean government announced new policies and goals to boost its domestic hydrogen industry. As part of its plans, the government a target to produce 30,000 hydrogen-powered commercial vehicles by 2030, build 70 liquid hydrogen fuelling stations, and ensure clean hydrogen meets 7.1% of the nation’s energy mix by 2036.

Chart will now play a key role in these efforts as it looks to support the country’s ambitions.

In July 2023, the cryogenic equipment specialist said it will fabricate the largest shop-built cryogenic tanks ever manufactured globally at its second facility in Theodore, Alabama.

Set to begin production in the first quarter (Q1) 2024, the location will manufacture tanks for the aerospace industry, hydrogen and LNG storage for the marine industry, and other processes and technologies in the sciences and decarbonisation industries.

Read more: Chart to fabricate ‘world’s largest’ shop-built cryogenic tanks at new Alabama site

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