Hexagon Composites has received an order from Air Liquide Advanced Technologies U.S. LLC, global provider of gases, technologies and services for industry and health, for a transportable tank system. The high-pressure tank system will be used in a mobile hydrogen refuelling trailer supporting the rapidly growing fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) market in the US.
Hexagon recently received a United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) special permit for its ultra-high pressure transportable tank systems. Air Liquide has ordered a 950 bar (13,775 psi) tank system which allows for maximum volume of hydrogen per module.
“Air Liquide is a pioneer in the build-out of the hydrogen refuelling network and we are honoured to be part of this mobile refuelling project,” says Hartmut Fehrenbach, Vice President Hydrogen Distribution of Hexagon. “Mobile refuelling units can play an important role in the expansion of the hydrogen refuelling network before permanent stations can be established.”
The mobile hydrogen refuelling trailer will start operation in the second half of 2019.