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Air Products selected for technology upgrade at Shell hydrogen fueling station

Air Products was selected by Equilon Enterprises, LLC, a subsidiary of Shell Oil Products U.S., to upgrade Shell’s hydrogen refueling station in Torrance, Calif., to a 200-kilogram-per-day retail station. The project requires installation of new hydrogen compression, purification, cooling and dispenser technology. The upgrade will convert the station from non-retail to retail status and help improve vehicle filling performance and consumer interaction.

The upgraded station will have the fueling capacity of 200 gallons of gasoline per day. The newly designed dispensers will allow retail fuelings, which means the accuracy of the quantity of fuel delivered will be in compliance with the latest California Division of Measurement and Standards, and the consumer will be able to pay for the hydrogen at the station. Additionally, the station will be designed to provide 5,000 psi and 10,000 psi vehicle fuelings, allow two cars to be fueled simultaneously, and enable three back-to-back vehicle fills per dispenser.

“The need to upgrade this station is a reflection that the use of hydrogen as a clean and sustainable transportation fuel is here today and really taking hold,” said Nick Mittica, commercial business manager, Hydrogen Energy Systems, at Air Products.

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