TPS – H2 testing technology

Precise tests on components carrying hydrogen make a valuable contribution to environmentally-friendly innovations in vehicle construction. Tested components that fulfil the legal specifications are important elements in the development of future technologies for automobile manufacturers and their suppliers.

Effect of the technology

Hydrogen counts as the energy carrier for the future, which is already being used today as a fuel for fuel cell-operated vehicles. The hydrogen is either stored cryogenically in liquid form (LH2, liquid H2) or compressed under high pressure at 350 bar or 700 bar (CGH2, Compressed Gaseous Hydrogen) respectively. Due to its extremely good diffusion and reaction capacity, hydrogen places significant demands on this technology’s pressure components. The high pressure reservoirs, tank valves, filling nozzles, connection elements and safety and pressure control valves used must be pressure resistant and leak-proof. In order to verify these properties in the development phase and also in subsequent series production, reliable testing and handling technology plays a key role. Maximator faces this challenge with innovative high pressure testing technology.

Our testing solutions for components carrying hydrogen

MAXIMATOR testing systems fulfil all prerequisites to serve all legal test requirements for innovative fuel cell vehicles. We offer test-related solutions for all components carrying hydrogen in the automobile industry. This includes the strength test, leak test, verification of endurance and the burst test. Hydrogen-related applications generally require exact dosing. We offer automobile manufacturers and supplying companies reliable gas control technology for this application area.

Maximator systems enable

  • All tests of high pressure carrying components in hydrogen mobility such as pressure reservoirs, tank valves, filling nozzles, pressure control valves, safety valves and pipelines etc.
  • Compression and «handling» of hydrogen with high pressure carrying components that fulfil the criterion «hydrogen resistant» with respect to the material suitability

Performance features

  • Strength tests
  • Leak tests
  • Verification of endurance
  • Burst tests