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Hydrogen is Hard on Valves

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In the burgeoning hydrogen industry, ensuring the reliability and safety of valves and equipment is critical due to hydrogen’s unique properties, which can weaken steel and compromise its integrity.

Valves are especially vital in hydrogen pipelines, where a large portion of the costs are allocated to valves and related equipment. Custom-made valves are essential for heavy industrial use in the hydrogen sector. Valmet, drawing on its expertise from Neles, offers a diverse range of valves for hydrogen applications, including electrolysis and carbon recovery. These valves require rapid response times and precise control to adapt swiftly to renewable energy supply fluctuations.

Valmet aims to integrate its automation systems into zero-emission hydrogen production plants to ensure safety and efficiency, particularly when dealing with oxygen, which demands exceptional cleanliness to prevent potential explosions. In summary, Valmet’s experience and valve solutions play a pivotal role in guaranteeing safe and efficient hydrogen processing as the industry continues to expand.

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The ball valve is an excellent shut-off valve. As a very tight valve, it is suitable for use with gases and liquids. Photo: Valmet

Take a look at the full write-up from Valmet, as published in BotH2nia.

Cross Company is proud to be a Valmet Channel Partner in Tennessee. Reach out to one of our process control experts to discuss flow control in your operation.

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