Haskel on the move


September was a busy month for Haskel Europe, with the commissioning, relocation and recommissioning of two Hydrogen Refueling Stations. Haskel (Ingersoll Rand NYSE:IR) has been providing hydrogen refueling solutions for several years and, with shifts in ownership and the ever-fluid landscape within the emerging automotive sector, was challenged to decommission, relocate, and recommission one of its earlier installations. The station, initially supporting the French postal service (La Poste), was located in Luxeuil but has recently been relocated and safely recommissioned in Grand Dole to become the first hydrogen fuel distribution station in the region. This station has  operated successfully for over 5 years and, following a change of ownership, it will now be owned by Grand Dole, with the station being operated by Colruyt via its DATS 24 fuel distribution subsidiary. Haskel is committed to supporting our products in service and we were more than happy to support the relocation of the equipment in line with the new owner's needs and objectives. Stewart Anderson, Engineering Manager, commented, “This was a great opportunity to give one of our original Hydrogen Refueling Stations a new lease on life and, as Haskel is the OEM of the majority of the components within the system it meant we were perfectly positioned to be able to complete this project safely, on schedule and within budget.” Haskel has the benefit over other HRS suppliers of being the major component manufacturer for its HRS installations.

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Topics: News & Events, Hydrogen Technology, Hydrogen market

Meet the Team: Haskel’s New Hydrogen Systems European Sales Manager, Guy Verkoeyen


We sat down with Haskel’s newest employee, Guy Verkoeyen, to learn more about his prior work experience and discover what is in store for him at Haskel.

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Topics: Hydrogen market, Meet the Team

An Expanding Hydrogen Fuel Cell Market: Putting the Pressure on Fossil Fuels

As the world continues to shift its resources and focus toward producing clean energy, hydrogen fuel cell technologies have grown exponentially and have started making their way toward commercialization. Companies and governments around the world are taking action to promote green energy in a growing effort to minimize their carbon footprint. Major car companies like Toyota, Hyundai, and Audi have emerged as leaders in bringing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to the consumer market. Manufacturers are making significant investments in fuel cell refueling stations in order to provide infrastructure for these vehicles, encouraging market adoption.

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Topics: Gas Boosters, Hydrogen Technology, Hydrogen market

Giving Cancer Research a Boost: Haskel Employees Swim for a Cure

Haskel’s dedicated team of experts continuously shows their commitment to solving critical challenges, both at work and in their personal lives. Exemplifying our organization’s reputation of quality, safety, and reliability, we’ve seen our team members participate in some great events.  For three individuals, they’ve been carrying out these values for the past seven years with their participation in the Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie Swimathon.

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Topics: Meet the Team

All Systems Go: The Space Industry is Gearing Up for Exciting Times

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, we’re once again experiencing an exciting time for space exploration—records are being broken, and many governments and private companies are setting ambitious goals.

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Topics: Industry Events

Hydrogen Technology and Refueling Stations: How One Country is Normalizing the Change to Clean Energy

Hydrogen technologies are slowly becoming part of consumer life in many countries, but in China the hydrogen market is very much a part of daily life. Beginning operation in late 2018, one of the world’s largest refueling stations keeps China’s hydrogen buses – and its people – moving all day long.

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Topics: Hydrogen Technology, Hydrogen market

Establishing Safety and Efficiency in the Essential Oil Extraction Process

The rapid growth of the essential oil industry has increased demand for essential oils. For those looking to leverage growth opportunities in the essentail oil extraction business, it is critical to understand not only the basics of the extraction process, but also the safeguards and equipment needed to create an optimal operational workflow and a quality end product. The following examines the key operational considerations that owners of essential oil extraction businesses should take into account when structuring their operations.

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Topics: Cannabis Extraction, High-Pressure Pumps

Breakthrough Technology Supports a Safer and More Productive BHO Essential Oil Extraction Process

For nearly a decade, Haskel has been the leading innovator in the essential oil extraction industry. Today, the Haskel EXT-420 and EXT-420-2 are the leading pumps in the Butane Hash Oil (BHO), or Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), extraction market—borne of Haskel’s dedication to meeting the industry’s need for faster and safer extraction pumps and our 75-year history of market leading innovation in reliable, high-pressure pumps and valves.

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Topics: Cannabis Extraction, High-Pressure Pumps

Case Study: Calibrating Pressure Gauges in High-Pressure Applications

In another customer case study, former Haskel employee and current Product Specialist at FLW, Ray Schnell shares his expertise in product design modification. Backed by 40 years of experience in the high-pressure equipment market,  Ray troubleshoots and finds solutions for complex customer challenges. Read the case study below to learn how he helped one team improve production room conditions and productivity. 

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Topics: Pneumatic Pumps, High-Pressure Pumps

Integrating Supply Chains in High-Pressure Hydrogen Systems for Market Advancements

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The International Energy Agency estimates that there were 3.1 million electric vehicles (EVs) on the road at the end of 2017 and predicts that there will be 125 million by 2030.

Consumers rank not having enough access to efficient charging stations as the third most serious barrier to EV purchase, behind price and driving range. That’s according to McKinsey’s 2016 EV consumer survey of buyers considering battery-powered EVs in China, Germany, and the United States. With EV prices declining and ranges expanding, charging could soon become the top barrier.

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Topics: Hydrogen Technology, Hydrogen market