HyGear announced today that it managed to secure another long-term supply contract for industrial hydrogen to a leading global metallurgy company. The company will use the hydrogen in its large-scale sintering process.
Pure hydrogen gas is often seen as the most effective atmosphere for high-temperature sintering of metal powders during compaction into a solid form. The temperature is usually near melting point of many powder metallurgy parts. Hydrogen helps to maximise corrosion resistance and the key properties of density. The reason for high temperature sintering with hydrogen is to reduce surface oxides and remove impurities from the alloy.
HyGear will install it’s widely-applied Hy.GEN technology to deliver the base-line supply by generating hydrogen at the customer’s site. In addition, it’s growing trailer fleet will be deployed to guarantee supply flexibility in cases of temporary demand increase. This set up offers the most cost-effective and reliable hydrogen supply for this critical application.
“The signing of this contract helps us strengthen our presence in the metal industry, which is our third growing market after the flat glass and food industries. Although our technologies are not limited to certain industrial applications, we feel that our industry-focused roll out strategy leads to better understanding of our customers’ needs. It also allows us to tailor our solutions in such a way that we will always offer the most cost-effective and reliable overall solution”, said Niels Lanser, HyGear’s Director of Sales and Marketing.
“We are also performing research and development works to further reduce costs by recycling the gases used in the process. We are currently implementing this technology in the glass industry and our next step is to develop products dedicated to the metal industry as well”
Providing an alternative solution for end-users of industrial hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen gases, HyGear developed cutting-edge technologies of on-site gas generation. With the combination of these systems and conventional gas distribution methods, we offer the most cost-effective and reliable supply method with a guarantee of 100% up-time.
Our technical services and customer support is guaranteed by many of our partners worldwide. And to be able to serve our customers more effectively, we have offices in Europe and Asia.