Industrial Gases - Hydrogen
Hydrogen’s role in the energy transition
Hydrogen technology has significant potential to enable the transition from polluting fuel sources to clean, low-carbon energy. In the transition from a hydrocarbon to a low-carbon and a hydrogen-led future, this is an evolution not a revolution. Rotork is part of the journey of enabling a sustainable future.
Hydrogen is a clean and safe energy carrier that can be used as fuel for power or transportation, or as a feedstock in industry and manufacturing.
Our role in the energy transition - enabling a sustainable future
Hydrogen has been used in industry for many years (for example in refining and ammonia production) and our customers have long relied upon Rotork’s certified products.
Appropriate flow control technology provides safe and reliable operation, operational efficiency, and precise and repeatable control.
- Safe and reliable operation
- Operational efficiency
- Precise and repeatable control
- Emergency Shutdown (ESD) capability
Hydrogen can be dangerous, so explosionproof products (with approvals such as ATEX, CSA, IECEx) must be used in its production, distribution, delivery and usage.
Our latest hydrogen project
Rotork CVL linear process control actuators were provided to a French equipment manufacturer where they now play a critical role within a hydrogen generator. Electrolysis of water is the process of applying an electrical current to water to create hydrogen and oxygen. Hydrogen production through electrolysis requires extremely precise control; any actuator installed would need to provide accurate control, a fail-safe action and a high-duty cycle. CVL-500 actuators were chosen for their high movement frequency and their quick reactivity, as well as their ATEX IIC certification.
Our hydrogen solutions
Rotork manufactures a range of intelligent flow control solutions that are ideally suited to hydrogen applications. A selection of our most suitable products is shown below.