Stein hydrogen seals play a critical role in many industrial applications where the containment and control of hydrogen gas is necessary. Power generation, Oil and gas, chemical processing, power transfer, aerospace, semiconductor manufacturing, and hydrogen fuel cell production are just the beginning of the long list of industries where hydrogen seals come into play.
Hydrogen seals are designed to prevent the leakage or escape of hydrogen from a system or device, ensuring safety, efficiency, and proper functioning. Stein engineers its hydrogen seals to be effective in multiple ways:
The primary purpose of hydrogen seals is to contain hydrogen gas within a mechanical system. Pressure differentials between the inside and outside of the seal keep the gas in place between the stationary housing and the rotating shaft. This contains the hydrogen within the system.
Hydrogen seals are designed to prevent leakage of hydrogen gas from one area to another. This is particularly important in systems or devices where the presence of hydrogen in certain locations could be hazardous, such as in fuel cells, hydrogen storage tanks, or pipelines.
In some applications, hydrogen seals are utilized to regulate and maintain the desired pressure within a system. By effectively sealing the hydrogen, they help maintain the internal pressure at the desired level, ensuring optimal performance and safety.
To meet the high demands of the power industry, Stein has designed seals that virtually eliminate leakage and shaft rub damage. This has resulted in significant increases in operating efficiency while reducing expensive and time-consuming maintenance requirements.
Explanation of Benefits
In certain applications, the benefits to using a hydrogen seal are undeniable. Correctly engineered and installed, Stein hydrogen seals can positively impact operations in many areas:
By maintaining proper containment, hydrogen seals ensure the efficient utilization of hydrogen, preventing wastage and maximizing performance.
Hydrogen is a clean, sustainable energy source. Properly sealed systems help prevent hydrogen leaks into the atmosphere, minimizing environmental impact.
Contact with hydrogen gas can cause certain metals, including steel, iron, and nickel, to become brittle. Hydrogen seals help protect equipment from exposure to hydrogen.
Hydrogen seals contribute to the overall stability of hydrogen-based systems. They ensure that the desired operating conditions are maintained, preventing any disruptions that could affect performance.
Stein Seal hydrogen seals are widely used in industries such as oil and gas, petrochemical production, aerospace, and power generation. All of these industries rely on Stein Seal to help them maintain optimal efficiency while safeguarding employees, the environment, and the general public against hazards associated with hydrogen-dependent operations.