Haskel Engineer to Unveil New Hydrogen Technology at 2018 Summit
Haskel Engineer to Unveil New Hydrogen Technology at 2018 Summit
author Added by FuelCellsWorks, January 11, 2018
  • During the 2018 Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit Pooya Mahmoudian, a Product Engineer at Haskel International, will introduce Haskel's newest hydrogen technology.

BURBANK, CALIF. -- At the 2018 Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit Pooya Mahmoudian, a Product Engineer with Haskel International, will be a featured event speaker. During his presentation of "Design approaches to prevent H2 induced crack growth in pressure vessels and the related changes in the ASME PVC Sec VIII, Div 3,” Mahmoudian will unveil a new technology developed to address specific industry challenges.

Haskel, a longstanding player in the hydrogen market, is highly invested in compression technology research, as well as research on the hydrogen refueling process, arguably the most challenging aspect of fuel cell technology. The company's engineers, including Mahmoudian, developed a new innovative technology in conjunction with the U.S. Army as part of a Collaborative Technology and Research Agreement.

Because it solves a major issue for many manufacturers, this project has the potential to dramatically impact costs for those developing and operating hydrogen refueling stations.

Under current regulations, hydrogen refueling station manufacturers must run tests to ensure and certify that equipment and the corresponding refueling process do not result in hydrogen embrittlement. Haskel engineers dedicated over six months of development to solving this challenge and were able to design a new pressure vessel to mitigate H2 embrittlement without costly exotic and hard to source metal alloys, which are preferred and often specified in this type of application.

At the 2018 Summit, Mahmoudian will share details of the vessel design as well as explain the changes that the ASME, the U.S. regulatory body for the pressure vessel market, has made to its testing and audit protocols as a result of the new technology. By eliminating the need for repeated testing and required alloys for the metallurgical prevention method of H2 embrittlement, Haskel's new vessel design could greatly reduce manufacturers' costs across the U.S. – with hope of seeing similar regulatory changes across Europe and Asia over the next year.

Haskel is excited to have a member of its engineering team speaking at the 2018 summit, which takes place in Brussels, Belgium January 24-25, 2018. To learn more about the Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit, visit http://www.wplgroup.com/aci/event/hydrogen-and-fuel-cells-energy-summit/. Learn more about Haskel's high-pressure solutions and equipment by visiting http://www.haskel.com

About Haskel 
With over 70 years of unrivaled expertise in high-pressure, liquid and gas transfer and pressurization technology, Haskel (http://www.haskel.com) is the solution provider for applications in aviation, defense and aerospace, oil and gas and other critical industries. Haskel meets complex and critical challenges with innovative solutions that ensure safety, reliability and the highest quality. As the clear market leader in high-pressure pumps, Haskel products are made to fit customer needs and market demands. Whether working in oil and gas, automotive and defense or extraction, every Haskel product provides the performance that is expected from a global leader.