Hydrogen has very special properties and requires innovative, tailor made sealing solutions. Seal materials must demonstrate:
Sealing technology plays a crucial role in three main subsystems of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs):
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is developing and testing new materials and solutions for these subsystems to ensure efficient driving and passenger safety.
Hydrogen fuel cell trucks convert chemical energy into electric energy with high efficiency and can be used in a broad range of applications.
Many OEMs are betting on hydrogen-powered fuel cells because they can support:
The expectation is to have an operational range comparable to many diesel trucks (up to 1000 km) and less of 15 minutes refueling time.
When running with green hydrogen*, the only byproduct emitted is water vapor. Therefore, it is a sustainable way to transport goods and will play a major role in the future energy mix.
* Produced by using renewable energy sources.
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions offers a range of products, which meet the challenges of FCEVs: