In Torrance, California, Air Products has built their newest SmartFuel® hydrogen fueling station for cars at Honda’s R&D headquarters. The 10,000 psi station is being promoted as one of the most quickly built stations ever.
According to Air Products, “The new SmartFuel branded station provides hydrogen fueling at 700 bar (10,000 psi) and includes Air Products’ patented technology to practice the SAE J2601 fueling protocol.
“The station is modeled after Air Products’ ‘compressionless hydrogen fueling station.’ Air Products has available several SmartFuel fueling station concepts incorporating modular and expandable technology and holds an entire portfolio of global patents, with additional patents pending, related to the compressionless advancement …
“…Cars, trucks, vans, buses, scooters, forklifts, locomotives, planes, cell towers, material handling equipment, and even submarines have been fueled with trend-setting Air Products’ technologies.”
The company says it has benefitted from working within the forklift and materials handling marketplace with hydrogen fueling infrastructures for those facilities being built in as little as six weeks.