H2 Fuel Stations

Compressor Solutions for Hydrogen Fuel Stations

Hydrogen is increasingly used as a fuel in transportation because of its high energy density and environmental sustainability. Hydrogen delivery to fuel stations and vehicle fueling require a variety of different compression solutions.

Burckhardt Compression is one of the global market leaders in the field of reciprocating compressors. Its compressor systems are used in the upstream oil & gas, gas transport and storage, refinery, chemical, petrochemical and industrial gas sectors. We offer oil-free high-pressure compressor systems maintaining hydrogen quality according to SAE J-2719.

Customer Benefits

Diaphragm Compressors

  • Cost-efficient compressor solution
  • Oil-free high-pressure compression to meet highest hydrogen purity
  • Leakage-free hydrogen compression
  • Bare compressors, skidded and container-installed compression solutions
  • Full range of after-sales services
  • Global network of local service centers

Piston Compressors

  • Highest gas compression efficiency
  • Oil-free high-pressure compression to meet highest hydrogen purity
  • Longest mean time between overhauls (MTBO 8’000 – 12’000 hours)
  • Small footprint
  • Lowest TCO (Total Cost of Ownership)
  • Bare compressors and skidded compression solutions
  • Full range of after-sales services
  • Global network of local service centers

 

Process Layout

Technical Data

Piston Compressors

Type Mass Flow
kg/h / lbs/h
Rated Power
kW / hp
Width
mm / in
Height
mm / in
Length
mm/in
2C3S 190 / 420 270 / 200 4’100 / 160 4’250 / 170 6’100 / 240
4C3S 380 / 840 540 / 400 4’100 / 160 4’250 / 170 8’050 / 315
3LP250 550 / 1213 698 / 936 6’000 / 236 5’000 / 197 11’000 / 433

Numbers based on calculation example compressor skid for bus/train/truck fuel station. Gas suction pressure: 15 bar a / 215 psi a, discharge pressure: 450 bar a / 6’500 psi a, temperature: 20 °C (68 °F)

Redura® Rings & Packings

The unique Redura Rings & Packings is an important part of our compressor systems. Redura® stands for unique, heterogeneous sealing systems based on our comprehensive portfolio of standard rings and specifically in-house developed and patented products. Optimized combinations of different ring designs provide superior sealing efficiency and longer lifetime for every application.

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