Sealing com­pe­tence for hydrogen production, storage and transportation

At EagleBurgmann we recognize the need for a transition to renewable energy sources to achieve net zero CO2 emissions by 2050. For this, hydrogen will play a large role, a gas that EagleBurgmann is very familiar with and can offer sealing solutions for production, distribution and storage purposes.

Hydrogen is often referred to as the “Swiss Army Knife” of fuels due to its role as a fuel/energy storer for renewable electricity and its widespread use in various industrial applications. As a molecule, hydrogen contains the highest energy content per kilogram of any molecule in the universe and is the backbone of many fuels, chemicals and building materials used globally. For this reason, hydrogen can be used to help to decarbonize the major CO2 producing sectors, i.e. transport, heating and industry. Hydrogen is useful in hard to abate industrial sectors, especially those that cannot be electrified, such as steel and cement production, as well as long haul and heavy-duty transportation where batteries are not feasible due to weight and range restrictions.

With over 130 years of sealing experience and 230 delivered projects in the field of hydrogen, EagleBurgmann offers the know-how and products to support this rapidly growing industry.


  1. Depending on the water source, desalination via RO (reverse osmosis)  is necessary to remove salt and other contaminants
  2. Electrolyzers split H2O molecules into hydrogen and oxygen using electrical current
    3 main types of electrolyzers are currently used: Alkaline Electrolyzers, PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) and SOEC (Solid Oxide Electrolyzers)
  3. Green hydrogen is described as being produced electrolytically from renewable energy
    *Yellow is hydrogen produced specifically using solar energy
    *Pink is hydrogen produced using nuclear energy
  4. Gray hydrogen is produced using CH4 via SMR (steam methane reforming) or ATR (autothermal reforming) and emits CO2
    Blue hydrogen is produced via the same processes as gray but the CO2 is captured via CCUS (Carbon  Capture Utilization and Storage) technology
  5. Turquoise hydrogen is produced using CH4 in a process called methane pyrolysis and produces solid carbon rather than CO2
  6. NH3 is produced via the well-established Haber-Bosch process
    NH3 can be used as a transport vector for hydrogen and has the advantage of being somewhat easier to handle than LH2 and is currently transported at scale



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Hydrogen Production

  • Production of H2 will likely come from several pathways in the future (e.g. electrolysis, SMR, ATR & pyrolysis)
  • We have solutions to seal pumps and compressors for H2 production now
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Hydrogen Transformation

  • H2 can be converted to  NH3 for various end uses but also as a transport vector
  • Our sealing technologies are also available for handling NH3 and other alternatives
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Hydrogen Storage

  • H2 storage is a key part of the value chain
  • H2 will play a large role as a storage vessel for renewable energy 
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Hydrogen Transport

  • Whether via ship, truck or pipeline our products can help support the transportation of H2 from its production to end use
  • CobaSeal successfully tested for H2/CH4 blending purposes
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Sealing competence for the refining industry

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