FORT WAYNE, Ind.—As the world transitions toward carbon neutrality, hydrogen sealing materials will play a major role.
To make this sustainable technology possible, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has launched a new line of hydrogen sealing systems for a range of environments.
Using EPDM and a unique thermoplastic polyurethane, the H2Pro range of hydrogen sealing materials is intended to perform at every point on the hydrogen value chain, according to Trelleborg.
"Hydrogen has a major role to play in the transition to a carbon neutral world, both as a fuel source and as a storage medium for surplus energy from renewable sources," said James Simpson, global segment director for energy. "Due to its inherent characteristics, hydrogen is difficult to seal."
According to Simpson, the H2Pro range is appropriate for pumps, valves, connectors and numerous other devices in the hydrogen supply chain.
The EPDM rubber, known as H2Pro EBT25, is suitable for high-pressure environments across a wide range of temperatures. The TPU, known as Zurcon H2Pro ZLT, is suitable for very low temperature sealing systems.