Eberspaecher at Hannover Messe: Making hydrogen efficiently usable
Esslingen, 21 March 2022 – From 30 May to 2 June 2022, the Eberspaecher Group will be at Hannover Messe to present its activities related to the trendy topic of hydrogen technology to a broad audience for the first time. Purem by Eberspaecher is the specialist for Exhaust Technology in automotive applications, while Eberspaecher Vairex can confidently draw on decades of experience in fuel cell technology.
Hydrogen & Fuel Cells is the expert meeting place for fuel cell technology at Hannover Messe. Through its participation, the Eberspaecher Group is underscoring the importance of hydrogen as a climate-friendly energy carrier of the future. It is an essential building block for decarbonization in transport and industry. In Hall 13, Stand D71, the experts will be showcasing solutions for air supply and exhaust-gas routing in stationary and mobile applications.
Experience-based advantage through Exhaust Technology
Purem by Eberspaecher relies on its experience in developing and manufacturing exhaust gas aftertreatment systems for conventional combustion engines and hybrid drives. In Hannover, the specialists will show four examples of how expertise from Exhaust Technology can be used in fuel cell systems and hydrogen combustion engines:
The concept of an exhaust system specially developed for fuel cell systems diverts the water vapor and is capable of separating larger water droplets. The solution also enables virtually silent operation of the systems, which are already very quiet to begin with. A gas control valve is used to control mass flows and to bypass other components. An innovative cathode blocking valve positively influences the durability of the fuel cell stacks. Here, Purem by Eberspaecher applies its expertise in the widely used exhaust flap technology.
As a CO2-neutral drive type, hydrogen combustion engines will play a significant role in the future – especially in heavy-duty transport. The combustion process produces nitrogen oxides. To clean up these emissions, Purem by Eberspaecher relies on its expertise in catalysis and materials science to present an exhaust system developed specifically for this purpose.
Air compressors for fuel cells
Eberspaecher Vairex’s air compressors for cathode gas supply are a key component for the performance of the entire fuel cell system. They control airflow and pressure, thus influencing efficiency, output, and durability. The broad portfolio covers the requirement of fuel cell systems in stationary applications up to 50 kW. The single and multi-stage compressors are designed for volumetric flows of up to 75 grams per second and pressures of up to 1.5 bar. As a complete package, the air compressors are supplied with appropriate control and monitoring units. In addition to its established product range, Eberspaecher Vairex will be showing its new VRC product line in Hannover. These compressors are designed for fuel cells up to 150 kW; think truck and bus applications, for example. Here, the reliable Vairex technology has been adapted to larger, more powerful air compressors with higher pressure. The first prototypes are already being tested by customers.
By adding fuel cell solutions to its product portfolio, the Eberspaecher Group is pursuing its goal of shaping the clean and quiet mobility of the future. By incorporating Eberspaecher Vairex into the group of companies, the automotive supplier is also opening up new fields of application beyond mobility through a wide range of synergies.
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With approximately 10,000 employees at 80 locations worldwide, the Eberspaecher Group is one of the automotive industry’s leading system developers and suppliers. The family business, headquartered in Esslingen am Neckar, stands for innovative solutions in exhaust technology, automotive electronics and thermal management for a broad range of vehicle types. In combustion or hybrid engines and in e-mobility, the components and systems from Eberspaecher ensure greater comfort, higher safety and a clean environment. Eberspaecher is paving the way for future technologies such as mobile and stationary fuel cell applications, synthetic fuels as well as the use of hydrogen as an energy carrier. In 2020, the Group generated revenue of more than 4.9 billion euros.