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- Supply Modes
Distribution and storage are two essential steps in the supply chain of hydrogen. Drawing on our long-standing experience, we work closely with local partners to find the production, distribution and storage methods best suited to local logistical and economic needs.
We have the technologies and application know-how to serve any requirement, regardless of distance between hydrogen production, storage and dispensing sites; number of hydrogen deliveries needed; and daily consumption of hydrogen.
We also specialize in both compressed gaseous hydrogen (CGH2) and cryogenic liquid hydrogen (LH2), which has a temperature of -253°C. Our storage and transport facilities range from specially insulated tanks for LH2 to pressure-tight containers (cylinders, cylinder bundles, tanks and pipes) for CGH2 at various operating sites.
For road transport, we have dedicated CGH2 trailers for compressed hydrogen and LH2 trailers for cryogenic hydrogen.
We transport large volumes of hydrogen over long distances via several pipeline networks. Linde has over 1000km of H2 pipeline.
We also construct and integrate on-site facilities to produce hydrogen (through reforming or electrolysis), thus eliminating the cost of hydrogen transport/pipelining.
Hydrogen can be compressed into large tanks without liquefying it. This is generally the preferred option if gaseous supply is more economical.
Hydrogen can also be stored as a liquid at very low temperatures (-253°C). High-grade insulated tanks are required for this option. Due to the high energy density of liquid hydrogen, less space is required on site.