PDC Machines to better serve the hydrogen economy with new facility
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PDC Machines to better serve the hydrogen economy with new facility

PDC Machines is rapidly increasing production of its diaphragm gas compressors, having signed the lease on a new 148,000 square foot facility in Lower Salford, Pennsylvania to help better serve the global hydrogen economy.

The manufacturer on Thursday (Sep 23) said the new building will enable a scale up in production of both its diaphragm compressors and other products, ramping its capacity to thousands of units per year.

Arguably the heart of a hydrogen refuelling station, the compressor is key, and makes the infrastructure come to life. Station developers simply could not dispense a product without compressors and technologies. It’s the compression technologies that essentially enable refuelling at speeds of three-to-five minutes.

With PDC, the focus is on diaphragm compression. This means no lubricants involved in the compressor and, therefore, no or less potential for impurities to get through the compression stage and into the final hydrogen fuel, resulting in a cleaner and green refill.

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