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Innovative solutions for a clean future with hydrogen

Hydrogen is of great significance as an energy source on the way to climate change: it is carbon-free and can therefore support the urgent need for decarbonisation - especially if it is manufactured from renewable energies. However, for economical generation and usage of green hydrogen, safe, low-maintenance and, above all, efficient plants and systems are needed in order to obtain as high a degree of efficiency as possible.

Hydrogen Keyvisual

We make ideas flow: Qualified hydrogen experts and applied project teams at Bürkert will support you in developing your plant and will accompany you as partners until large-scale production. We will supply you everything from a single source for this, from energy-saving single components to tested partial systems, thereby enabling rapid time-to-market for your application.

We possess great production depth. We can therefore meet the requirements in the individual development stages of your project, and scale our production with the market success of your solutions.

Your guarantee: durability of our products, a stable performance and design with regards to the best possible suitability and resource preservation during later application. Many of our products are resistant to materials that are used in both hydrogen generation and usage, or even distribution.

Everything from a single source

We will support you as a partner, from development to large-scale production. With our many years of experience in the hydrogen industry and a great production depth, we can professionally and flexibly meet your needs.

Energy efficiency in focus

Our products represent minimum loss and therefore, the best possible overall degree of efficiency for your plant in hydrogen production and usage. Robust designs and high-quality materials ensure that they are as low-maintenance and as available as possible.

Maximum safety

Our components meet the necessary approvals for your application and guarantee reliable use for long usage periods, compliant with specifications.

The right solutions for the generation and usage of hydrogen, and test bench technology

Hydrogen generation

Matching products
Type 3361 electromotive process control valve for controlling outlet pressure (on anode and cathode side)
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Type 6240 electromagnetic and normally closing shut-off valve, suitable for oxygen and hydrogen, for higher pressures and temperatures
Matching products
Type 8325 stainless steel pressure transmitter up to 25 bar
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Type 8030 stainless steel paddle wheel sensor for flow measurement of DI fresh water or cold water
Matching products
Type 6240 electromagnetic and normally closing shut-off valve, suitable for oxygen and hydrogen, for higher pressures and temperatures
Matching products
Type 8325 stainless steel pressure transmitter up to 25 bar

The requirement

Precise pressure control in anode and cathode path. Monitoring and safeguarding of an optimal electrolyte and fresh water supply.

The Bürkert solution

Exact and reliable control of all key parameters such as flow, temperature, conductivity and pressure with low-loss valves and sensors.

 

Stationary hydrogen usage

Matching products
Type 6440 electromagnetic and normally closed safety shut-off valve for low pressures on the process gas side, up to DN12, up to 40 bar, IP65 or IP6K9K
Matching products
Type 3280 compact, electromotive proportional valve for controlling the flow of process gas
Matching products
Types 8741 & 8745 mass flow controller for fuel gases as well as hydrogen

The requirement

Safe control of the fuel gas to the reformer and precise control of the cathode air supply to the fuel cells.

The Bürkert solution

Approved proportional and shut-off valves with the lowest possible power consumption to optimise the degree of efficiency.

 

 

Mobile hydrogen usage

Matching products
Type 6440 safety shut-off valve for higher pressures at the medium pressure level of the anode inlet side, IP65 or IP6K9K
Matching products
Type 6020 compact proportional valve for indirect or direct stack pressure control on the anode inlet side, IP65 or IP6K9K
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Type 7011 very compact shut-off valve up to DN2, 4 for use on the anode outlet side, IP65, with plastic armature on request

The requirement

Safe and reliable electrical and mechanical function of valve technology of a fuel cell system (PEMFC), under harsh operating conditions and for a long service life.

The Bürkert solution

Robust and durable control pressure and shut-off valves with proven suitability for hydrogen and DI water, application-appropriate electrical contact and degree of protection.

 

Test bench technology for low-temperature fuel cells

Matching products
Type 3361 electromotive actuator for primary pressure control on anode and cathode side with IP65/67, ATEX II Cat. 3G/D
Matching products
Type 2875 compact proportional valve fo stack pressure control on the anode inlet side
Matching products
Types 8742 & 8746 mass flow controller & mass flow meter for fuel gases as well as hydrogen
Matching products
Type 6027 electromagnetic shut-off valve, normally closed or open, for the control of process media.

The requirement

Quality assurance, for example, of stacks, diaphragm electrode assembly (MEA), bipolar plates (BPP), gas diffusion systems (GDL), etc. and guarantee that functionality of test bench technology will remain the same over a long period.

The Bürkert solution

Precise adjustment of valves with flexible parameters, with a high level of repeatability, with minimum flow loss and required material resistance.

Bürkert Systemhaus - the right partner for your hydrogen applications

The development of application-related solutions for hydrogen generation, usage and distribution is expensive and takes time. Use the expertise of our experienced specialists to operate more efficiently. We listen, analyse and develop future-oriented products and systems until they are ready for series production. You and your projects are always welcome in the Systemhaus - on site, by telephone or virtually.

  • Manufacturing ideas

    Experienced consultants, qualified industry specialists and dedicated engineers work directly with you to develop a solution for your project-specific requirements. Thanks to our network of five Systemhaus locations in Germany, China and the US, you can rely on flexible and efficient project management – from the initial idea to the implementation of solutions for your hydrogen application.

    Directly to the Systemhaus

 

Measurable efficiency

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One-off installation of a Bürkert solenoid valve for the service life of your fuel cells

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Over 200 successful hydrogen projects

50 Mio.

Switching cycles of our solenoid valves guarantee smooth flushing processes

Our highlights for the hydrogen industry

Type 6440

Servo-assisted 2/2-way piston valve

Type 6440
  • Safety shut-off valve in fuel cell systems and other hydrogen applications
  • Very compact solenoid valve with reliably high tightness and service life
  • Available for up to orifice 12 mm and pressure range 40 bar
  • Available as flange or cartridge variant for quick system integration
  • Degree of protection IP65 or IP6K9K with automotive plug

Type 6020

Direct-acting 2-way proportional valve

Type 6020
  • Proportional valve for use in flow or pressure control loops
  • Integrated shut-off function with reliably high tightness
  • Excellent sensitivity and turn-down ratio
  • Available as subbase or cartridge variant for simple system integration
  • Protection class IP65 or IP6K9K with automotive connector

Type 6030

Direct-acting 2/2-way plunger valve

Type 6030
  • Drain and purge valve in fuel cell systems and other hydrogen applications
  • Very compact solenoid valve with reliably high tightness and service life
  • Available up to nominal size 6 mm
  • Available as manifold or push-in flange version for fast system integration
  • Protection class IP65 or IP6K9K with automotive connector

Type 8742

Mass flow controller (MFC)/ mass flow meter (MFM) for gases

Type 8742
  • Nominal flow ranges from 0.010 l/min to 160 l/min
  • Highest measuring accuracy and repeatability with very fast response times
  • Long-term stability of the flow calibration
  • Easy device exchange due to configuration memory
  • Optional: ATEX II Cat. 3G/D or USP Class VI, FDA, EC 1935 conformity

Type 8746

Mass flow controller (MFC)/mass flow meter (MFM) for gases

Type 8746
  • Nominal flow ranges from 20 l/min up to 2500 l/min
  • High measuring accuracy and repeatability with very fast response times
  • Long-term stability of the flow calibration
  • Simpler device exchange due to configuration memory
  • Optional: ATEX II Cat. 3G/D or USP Class VI, FDA, EC 1935 conformity

Type 3361

Electromotive 2 way globe control valve

Type 3361
  • Hydrogen version available
  • Highly precise, dynamic closed-loop control
  • Weather, impact and vibration resistant design
  • Several Kv values per port size due to removable valve seats
  • Position controller and process controller available