Pressure Vessels

With our technology know-how, simulation methods and production capabilities, we analyse the opportunities for your materials and products.

Trends and Design Factors for Hydrogen Pressure Vessels*

AZL Joint Partner Project

Kick-Off: 14th November, 2023

Next Meeting: 26th June, 2024

Key objectives:

  • Provide market & industry insights
  • Identification of hidden business potentials
  • Share regulatory, standards & IP landscape info
  • Present latest design, materials & manufacturing state of the art
  • Create reference designs for evaluating KPIs

What you‘ll get:

  • Discover trends in markets & technologies
  • Understand value chain: materials, equipment, components, testing & development services
  • Gain insights on design parameter impacts on KPIs using FEA analysis
  • Evaluate reference designs to assess material, liner design, manufacturing methods, boss design & integration influence on vessel performance, cost & CO2 footprint
  • Network with potential partners & customers at events

*bitte beachten Sie, dass alle Projektinformationen aufgrund der Internationalität der Projekte nur auf Englisch zur Verfügung stehen.

Philipp Fröhlig

Leiter industrielle Dienstleistungen

Pressure Vessel Design and Prototyping

AZL Engineering Service

  • Design, prototype-production and testing of thermoset carbon fibre type IV pressure vessels including the boss design
  • Projects on efficient winding of towpregs and testing of NOL rings
  • Cost analysis on different production routes for composite pressure vessels
  • Market & Technology analysis

How it works – Hydrogen pressure vessel design:

  • Selection of a liner
  • Selection of towpreg
  • Boss design
  • Design of a winding pattern for a nominal operating pressure of 350 or 700 bar
  • CAE analysis for burst pressure with regulatory safty margins
  • Material data will be used as provided or estimated from micro-mechanics and experience
  • Benchmarking of different manufacturing routes

Optional Services:

  • Production and testing of NOL rings
  • Procurement of liner, towpreg and boss parts
  • Automated winding and curing of prototype parts
  • Burst pressure testing
  • Comparative cost and CO2-impact analysis

Expertise/ background in:

Production and development of composite parts
Materials: thermoset and thermoplastic resins, continuous fiber composites, metals and plastic-metal hybrids
Process: prepreg, autoclave, resin infusion, RTM, milling, tooling, joining, quality assurance
Design: CAD design and design to process
Networking: Matchmaking with academic and industrial partners

I will support you in:

  • Process selection, evaluation and implementation
  • Evaluation and benchmarking of solutions
  • Identification of applications
  • Benchmarking with market companions state of the art solutions
  • Identification and elimination of pain points
  • Connect with the right partners for industrial implementation