Industry Trends & Engineered Solutions Library

New Technology Increases Safety of Hydrogen Filling Stations in Warehouse Operations

Hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered material handling equipment is becoming increasingly popular in warehouse operations.  Warehouse managers are benefiting from increased productivity when their fleets make the switch from battery-powered to fuel-cell-powered material handling equipment. 

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Hydrogen Forklift Conversion Using Seamless Stainless Steel Tubing


If you are considering converting your battery powered forklift fleet to hydrogen fuel cell technology, this post will help you understand the benefits in using stainless steel seamless tubing in your operation.  In addition, we will discuss the benefits of converting material handling equipment from traditional methods to an eco-friendly option, fuel cells using stainless steel seamless tubing. 

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Major Operators Are Converting Forklift Fleets to Fuel Cell Technology

Fuel cell technology is much more than a passing fad for commercial operations. It’s a technology that has proven that material-handling vehicles can be greener, more productive and more cost-efficient. In fact, over the next few years, the demand for fuel cell technology is expected to grow by double digits, with the greatest demand being driven by industries in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Proton exchange membrane type fuel cells made up about 46.3 percent of the demand for fuel cells in 2011. PEMFCs operate at a low temperature (80 to 200 degrees Fahrenheit) relative to other fuel cell types and are capable of handling sudden shifts in power output, making them ideal for powering the acceleration in cars and specialty vehicles, like forklifts, according to the Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Association (Washington, D.C., fchea.org).

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