Instrumentation Products Division

Parker Instrumentation Products Division first company of its kind to receive KGS ISO-19880-3 Hydrogen fueling station approval

Erie, Pennsylvania, 3rd June 2020Parker Instrumentation Products Division - Autoclave Engineers (AE) of Parker Hannifin Corp., the global leader in motion and control technologies, announces that its specially modified needle and check valves have qualified for use in Hydrogen fuelling stations per ISO 19880-3 specifications. In addition, these valves are approved by the Korea Gas Safety Corporation (KGS) for use in upcoming projects in South Korea.


Each type valve is available with two different styles of connections suitable for pressures up to 15,000 or 20,000 psi (100 MPa or 138 MPa) and incorporates special features that seal this small molecular gas efficiently.


The need for more sustainable, energy efficient vehicles that release zero pollution, i.e. water vapor instead of CO2 into the atmosphere, is steadily on the rise. As a result, demand for more high-pressure (70 MPa) Hydrogen filling stations to fuel these next-generation vehicles, which are currently being developed by several manufacturers around the world, is increasing.


The Hydrogen variation to these needle valves incorporates a unique STEM/SEAT and PACKING design that can withstand temperatures ranging between -73°C and 316°C and pressures of up to 20,000 psi (138 MPa) while increasing cycle life by as much as 40%. Both the needle and check valves are available with any Parker Instrumentation connection options including cone & thread fittings and MPITMmedium pressure fittings.


Suitable for all Hydrogen-powered vehicles – cars, buses, trucks – 35 and 70 MPa Hydrogen fuel stations consist of a dispenser that enables vehicles to be filled up with H2 fuel, which  has been compressed up to 100 MPa, delivered quickly, and stored safely away from the individual pumps.


Other Parker Autoclave Engineers’ products that are suitable for this application include fittings, tubing, check valves, and filters. These utilise a medium-pressure coned & threaded connection or MPITMmedium pressure fittings for leak-tight reliable performance.


About Parker Autoclave Engineers
Parker Autoclave Engineers, part of Instrumentation Group of Parker Hannifin are worldwide experts in the design and production of high-pressure valves, fittings, and tubing. With pressures up to 150,000 psi (over 1000 MPa), our products are the first choice for the petrochemical, chemical, water blast, water jet, and oil and gas industries. For more information visit: or


About Parker Hannifin
Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For more than a century, the company has been enabling engineering breakthroughs that lead to a better tomorrow. Learn more at or @parkerhannifin.

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Michael Barrett
Product Manager, Parker Autoclave Engineers – USA
Phone: 814 860-5700