Hydrogen Instrumentation Valves
Our range of Hydrogen instrumentation valves are designed for many hydrogen uses and play a critical role. They include ball valves, needle valves and DBBs.
The unique properties of hydrogen gas, including its high reactivity, flammability, and low density, require specialised valve technology to ensure safe and reliable operation of hydrogen systems.
Oliver Hydcovalves range of ball valves are known for their durability, ease of use, and ability to handle high-pressure and high-temperature applications and offer a simple and reliable solution for hydrogen storage and controlling the flow of hydrogen gas.
Our ball valve was the first valve that TUV SUD successfully qualified with 99.9% hydrogen – another industry first for Oliver!
In 1979, our Chairman Dr Michael Oliver re-engineered the conventional needle valves fixed tip isolate and introduced a floating tip. This change in design allowed for improved sealing and reduced galling/wear which Is essential in application. Our unique and innovative approach to providing world-class solutions remain at the very heart of our company.
Needle valves are another important type of valve used within hydrogen applications and the Oliver Hydcovalves range allows for precise isolation of high pressure hydrogen gas. They feature Hydcovalves proven low emission stem sealing technology that has been tested for hydrogen applications.
Choosing a valve for hydrogen application is critical.
With hydrogen, the choice of valve is critical to ensuring the safe and efficient operation of the system. Oliver Hydcovalves instrumentation valves are ideal for isolating different sections of the hydrogen system or for simple on/off shut off of the hydrogen. However, they may not be suitable for applications where precise flow rate or pressure control is required. In these cases, instrumentation valves are a better choice, as they provide precise control over the flow rate and pressure of hydrogen gas. Please contact our hydrogen specialists.
Why Selecting High-quality Components is Critical
Lewis Porter, Business Development Manager at Oliver Hydcovalves, emphasises the significance of selecting high-quality components for use in this rapidly growing hydrogen transportation and fueling industry.
UK Research & Development Centre
Our UK Research & Development centre includes a metallurgy department. This enables us to subject valves to the most rigorous qualification testing and material analysis to meet international standards.
We work closely with customers and end-users to develop customised solutions that meet their specific requirements.
Designed for Many Hydrogen Applications
Our valves are designed for use on many critical applications, such as; hydrogen storage tanks, pressure regulation systems, dispensing units, safety systems, pipe connections and manifolds.
Explore Our Unique Valve Solutions
Contact Us. Our dedicated projects team and technical sales engineers can help answer your questions about transporting hydrogen and fueling applications.
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Oliver Gold Standard
We’re trailblazers in setting new high standards for valve quality, safety, and performance. The testing, certification, and qualification of our Hydrogen valves adhere to API & ISO. Hydrogen valves are also tested to our own ‘Gold Standard’ which far exceed industry standards. Nick Howard, Engineering Director