Worthington Industries Inc announced the release of ThermaGuard hydrogen cylinders, a new product optimized to meet the unique needs of hydrogen fuel. Meticulously developed using Worthington’s aerospace grade standards, ThermaGuard hydrogen cylinders are proven to be a more efficient means of transporting and storing high-pressure hydrogen gas. ThermaGuard hydrogen cylinders are developed with advanced composite materials and are warranted for their service life at 250 degrees Fahrenheit (121 C) operating temperature. This eliminates the need for hydrogen pre-chilling, and cylinder replacement is not necessary when chilling equipment malfunctions or otherwise goes out of calibration. Older composite cylinder designs are limited to operating temperatures of 185 degrees Fahrenheit (85 C), requiring hydrogen to be pre-chilled to protect cylinders from overheating. Chilling hydrogen is expensive and slows the filling process.
ThermaGuard cylinders will help fuel cell and hydrogen powertrain developers and hydrogen refueling stations with faster filling, reduced fuel costs, reduced capital expenditure, reduced range anxiety & extended life cylinders
ThermaGuard hydrogen cylinders are designed to capture, contain and use hydrogen with service pressures ranging from 248–700 bar (3,600–10,150 psi) for usage as motor vehicle fuel containers and in mobile pipeline applications for zero-emission and sustainable mobility solutions.