Vehicles that run by hydrogen as fuel are called fuel cell vehicles (FCVs).
The Hydrogen Refueling Station (HRS) supplies hydrogen to the fuel cell vehicle (FCV).
Our company have developed O-rings for high pressure hydrogen. Nowadays, it is used in many hydrogen stations in Japan and its usage is spreading.
This time, let us explain about the hydrogen station.
○ Hydrogen station's configuration
The hydrogen station mainly consists of devices such as hydrogen production equipment, hydrogen compressor, accumulator, and dispenser.
It is divided into "on-site type" and "off-site type" in terms of how to provide hydrogen.
The "on-site type" reforms city gas and LPG to hydrogen (at the hydrogen station).
The “off-site type” provides hydrogen produced outside the hydrogen station to be carried by a trailer.
There is also a “mobile hydrogen station,” which is equipped all the devices in one container.
(Drawings are quoted from the JHyM website)