Are you thinking about automating your hydrogen production?

In the chemical industry centralised automation concepts are state of the art. But does this also apply to hydrogen plants? Or is a new automation architecture needed because that's what is demanded by rapidly changing market requirements? We are convinced that there are good reasons for automating your hydrogen production. Find out here how to get off to a good start.

Hydrogen will play a key role in the future energy landscape and in the decarbonisation of energy-intensive industries. This poses a number of challenges for production and usage. The focus for you as a producer is on cost efficiency and increased production at the same time. That is the only way to ensure a continuous supply of hydrogen. However, when setting up production and an infrastructure, you also have to take many safety requirements into account. Depending on the type and nature of your production, you could consider centralised and/or decentralised automation concepts. That's why we would like to work out a solution together with you, so that we can show you how to optimise the production and use of hydrogen. A hybrid strategic approach that combines both concepts in line with the principle of maximum effectiveness can often be helpful.

We support you along the entire value chain

Our specialists have considerable expertise in the automation of different industrial segments such as the chemical, steel and cement industries and of course in the area of gas processing too.

Make the most of this expertise! With our automation solutions for producing, using and creating an infrastructure for hydrogen, we can support you along your entire value chain. Whether you need individual components, control cabinet solutions or services.

Hydrogen production using electrolysis

We will support you with designing a safe hydrogen production system.

Whether you are looking for centralised control as in large-scale chemical plants or decentralised automation in modular systems, you can rest assured that we know the requirements of EX zones and take functional safety aspects into account in our solutions.

We offer both individual components and control cabinet solutions to meet your individual requirements for safety-related applications and an assessment in accordance with IEC 61508 (SIL).

Reiner Laun

About the author

Reiner Laun
Hydrogen Global Industry Segment Manager
Festo SE & Co. KG

January 2024