Hydrogen is to become the principal energy carrier in a sustainable society. This odorless and colorless gas has enormous potential as a sustainable fuel, and recent developments indicate that hydrogen will soon be available in large quantities. For such industries as transportation, the marine industry, the industrial sector, and the space industry, this could significantly improve sustainable operations.
The key to energy transition
Hydrogen is a versatile, clean, and safe energy carrier that can be used as a “fuel” in a fuel cell or as a feedstock in the industrial sector. The gas does not occur spontaneously in nature and must be produced from water (electrolysis) or natural gas (steam-reforming).
Hydrogen has a very low density, which makes the gas relatively challenging to store and transport. It takes up much space unless put under enormous pressure or liquefied at a temperature of -253 centigrade. Obviously, at these extreme temperatures, the use of first-class cryogenic infrastructures is essential.
Demaco supplies complete turn-key solutions for cryogenic hydrogen projects worldwide. From the initial idea to the commissioning of the application, we take on full responsibility. In addition to the design, manufacture, and installation of vacuum insulated cryogenic equipment, Demaco also provides the control system. As our experienced team has been supplying cryogenic hydrogen projects to the cutting-edge space industry and industrial sector for a long time already, we are uniquely positioned to put our knowledge and expertise into practice within other industries as well. We provide the following solutions to the hydrogen industry:
- Filling stations or loading docks for trucks
- Vacuum insulated loading arms for ships
- Vacuum insulated transfer lines between a tank or liquefier and the application, both on ships and on land
Vacuum insulated distribution dewars
- Hydrogen purifiers
- Small-scale Hydrogen liquefiers
Hydrogen is a flammable gas, and its use is not without risk. Therefore, in the design, production, and selection of valves and instrumentation, we strictly adhere to equipment standards pertaining to potentially explosive atmospheres (ATEX). These standards apply to all types of electrical and non-electrical equipment as well as to safety equipment.
The services Demaco provides to the hydrogen industry are part of our HHS business unit. Would you like to know more? Click here for more information on our business units.
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Demaco constructs cryogenic infrastructures for gas producers, research institutes, universities, EPC contractors, and end-users of liquefied gas within various industries. Each industry requires specific systems, and we can perfectly meet these requirements.