Technology specialists, TÜV SÜD Product Service, has issued its first voluntary certificate for a hydrogen valve for industrial use.

It was awarded to Oliver Hydcovalves, a member of the Oliver Valves group of companies, who produce valves for the oil, gas and petrochemical industries.

The product which has been certified by TÜV SÜD is a ball valve, due to its suitability for hydrogen service

The voluntary certification scheme is aimed at supporting the energy industry and the manufacturing sector in their objective of replacing fossil fuels with hydrogen.

Martin Sekura, Business Development Manager Hydrogen, at TÜV SÜD, said, “By providing this certificate, TÜV SÜD not only offers a practicable and realistic solution for qualifying valves for stationary hydrogen applications. Our expertise also supports the transformation of companies and decarbonisation of the economy.”

For future certification, the Munich based technology specialists will assess the H2 compatibility of components’ metallic and non-metallic materials as well as their functionality and gas-tightness.

The certificate will be issued in accordance with a new TÜV SÜD test specification based on various standards, including ISO 15848-1 on the fugitive emissions of industrial valves, as well as parts of ISO 19880-3 with respect to the tightness of valves.

Martin Sekura, Business Development Manager Hydrogen, at TÜV SÜD (Left) presenting the certification to Nick Howard, Engineering Director, at Oliver Hydcovalves (Right)

Source: TÜV SÜD