The company has said the valve is designed for 100% hydrogen blending within gas networks, which exceeds the UK Government’s target for the nation’s gas network to be ready to deliver 20% hydrogen blend by 2030.

Read more:  Britain’s gas grid ready to deliver hydrogen from 2023

It is hoped the new product will future-proof operators in gas distribution, power generation, industrial gas and oil, and gas sectors, as the world strives towards decarbonisation

Faris Churcher, Principal Applications Engineer at Oxford Flow said, “The IM-S is the next generation gas pressure regulator that enhances the benefits of the IM valve predecessor.

“Engineered with industrial recommendations and feedback at the forefront of its adaptation, this latest development improves maintenance and versatility, while ensuring resiliency against future grid challenges.”

In a 2020 H2 View exclusive, Matt Hindle, Head of Gas at the Energy Networks Association, said, “We think network infrastructure converted to carry hydrogen is a really central part of the future energy system.”

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Wales & West Utilities in 2021, announced intentions to work towards blending up to 20% hydrogen into local gas grids in the UK by 2023, as well as converting villages to run on 100% hydrogen by 2025.

Read more:  Hydrogen to be injected in Swindon’s gas grid

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