Turning hydrogen into kilometres

Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) powered by hydrogen are climate-friendly along with powerful. The growing demand for these zero-emission drives happens to be focused first of all on commercial vehicles. In Switzerland for example, the ?H2 Mobility Initiative?, in collaboration with a major automobile manufacturer, aims to introduce 1,600 hydrogen-powered trucks to its roads by 2025. By 2040, 30,000 trucks, 40,000 buses and 80,000 taxis in South Korea will have H2 within their fuel tanks.
Compared to the now widespread electric motors with batteries, the a lot more expensive hydrogen fuel cells facilitate a much greater range, with a similar power rating to a petrol or a diesel engine. Also, H2 vehicles could be refuelled in almost no time at all, in comparison with the charging times needed for batteries.
No Questions Asked of a hydrogen tank is governed by its physical size but additionally by its storage pressure: The bigger this figure (commonly 700 bar for cars and 350 bar for trucks and buses), the more fuel could be stored in the tank.
Forever MH-3-HY
To monitor this pressure, but also for other pressure measurement tasks within an H2 drive system, WIKA has designed the sensor model MH-3-HY. The safety requirements for sensors of the kind are very stringent. They must be certified as hydrogen-compatible and must have been created for used in vehicles. The latter primarily affects the mechanical construction according of shock and vibration resistance, and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).
To ramp up the sales of hydrogen-fuelled commercial vehicles and cars, the appropriate network of filling stations must be expanded. With the model IS-3, for example, the WIKA portfolio also includes the right sensor for filling stations, made with explosion protection.
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Further information on Hydrogen, the model MH-3-HY and model IS-3 pressure sensors can be found on the WIKA website. Would you like to buy pressure sensors? In Revisited -shop you will discover some of our standard designs. In case you have any questions, your contact will gladly help you.

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