The future of hydrogen is now, and Mikrosam can deliver it. The company plays a significant role as a well-known manufacturer of filament winding machinery for CNG and Hydrogen tanks. Mikrosam partners with customers on development projects for improving the filament winding process and the development of a new generation of high-capacity carbon fiber tanks for hydrogen.
With more than 30 years of experience, Mikrosam is one of the most sought-after suppliers of automated lines for filament winding. The complete production process can be optimized using fast fiber splicing and spool replacement, automatic resin mixing and refiling, patented fiber cut and restart system, robot or gantry manipulators, continuous curing ovens, auxiliary stations, and single automation control and quality control software. The customers can reap several benefits from this, including superior efficiency, high-speed production, increased capacity and profitability, lower material waste, and minimum human intervention. Mikrosam is currently commissioning its latest and largest automated filament winding line for H2 tanks for an Asian customer in the automotive industry.
Demand for Type IV hydrogen pressure vessels in the transportation and automotive industry
The increasing demand for renewable and alternative energy sources including storage and transportation requirements is driving the demand for the hydrogen economy. According to Stratview Research, the demand for automotive pressure vessels for hydrogen is expected to grow at a CAGR of 16.6% over the next five years to reach a value of US$ 6.6 billion in 2026.
Mikrosam is at the forefront of hydrogen development projects with customers. Mikrosam’s new generation of filament winding equipment in development has achieved winding speeds exceeding 5m/s with very high fiber tension to produce high-quality tanks in the future. Additionally, one development project was recently realized in collaboration with the fast-growing company H2Storage from the Netherlands.
Using well-known towpreg supplier material and both teams’ expertise, they increased production productivity and improved part performance and consistency for their 300L+ tanks.
“Whether it is wet or towpreg winding, when it comes to production of tanks for hydrogen, it is essential that filament winding machines provide maximum flexibility for development, and ability to scale the process to reach highest capacity and still not break the bank.” – says Dimitar Bogdanoski, Sales Manager at Mikrosam.
“Your goal is to save energy: either due to changing regulations, cost reductions or simply because you care about the environment for future generations. We offer sustainable solutions to companies in the field of hydrogen. All the way from hydrogen storage up to (re)filling of your hydrogen stock and fleet. Hydrogen will get you further up the road!”- says Michel Tamarzians, Chief Engineer at H2Storage.
With this know-how, Mikrosam’s equipment covers many applications in the hydrogen value chain for buffering, storage, transportation, distribution, and end-use. Whether the customer wants to use hydrogen as a zero-emissions source of fuel, a feedstock gas for industry, or a source of heat and energy for buildings, Mikrosam can provide the composite manufacturing technologies and expertise to support their project.
We have many exciting projects and developments and you are always welcome to visit us at the following upcoming events:
- Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Congress in Shanghai, China – 15-17 September 2022 – Booth B89
- CAMX in Anaheim, USA, 17-20 October 2022 – Booth V51
- Hydrogen Technology Expo Europe in Bremen, Germany – 19-20 October 2022 – Booth 3273
- Advanced Engineering Expo in the UK – 2-3 November 2022 – Booth T152
- JEC DACH in Augsburg, Germany – 29-30 November 2022
- China Composites Expo in Nanjing, China – 30 November to 2 December 2022