WTC’S products have been in service for CNG and compressed air storage since 2011 without any failures in the field and are certified under ANSI NGV2 standard and ASME Section VIII- Division 3 Pressure Vessel and Piping Design Code. Their products are listed in the table below. WireTough has developed a design methodology that can be used to quickly custom design and obtain certifications from DOT and ASME for its Type IIs pressure vessels. WireTough’s new products that will soon be ready for commercialization are:
- A large cylinder (750 liters) for storing hydrogen at a maximum operating pressure of 700 bar capable of sustaining 200 full pressurization and depressurization cycles per year for 20 years.
- An even larger cylinder (1700 liters) for storing hydrogen at a maximum operating pressure of 500 bar capable of sustaining 200 full pressurization/depressurization cycles for 20 years.
WireTough is now at crossroads where it has in its possession valuable IP including patents and knowhow that can be the makings of a very profitable and stable manufacturing company in a growing market. Therefore, it is therefore looking to partner with large manufactures to bring the technology to market. Given the national and international emphasis on the hydrogen economy requiring a low-cost, reliable, and safe solution for storing hydrogen at very high pressures of 7,000 to 10,000 psi, this is an exciting time for capitalizing on this IP, in addition to being a continuing supplier of its current products.