Showcase Webinar: Swagelok

Anatomy of a Hydrogen Fitting

Going Live March 2nd | 16:00 (GMT)

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Hydrogen must be stored at high pressures to achieve the energy density required for use in fuel cell vehicles and infrastructure.

As a small-molecule gas, hydrogen can migrate through tiny crevices and diffuse into the materials designed to contain them. Challenges for the processing of H2 as a fuel source include high storage and dispensing pressures, along with rapid thermal and pressure changes. Specification of high-performing fluid system fittings designed for these challenging applications will help ensure the long-term, leak-tight operation of the system.

This Showcase Webinar brought to you by Swagelok and hosted by Chuck Hayes, Principal Application Engineer for Transportation will demonstrate the performance attributes required of fittings used in these systems and further explore the Anatomy of Hydrogen Fittings.

Chuck Hayes

Principal Applications Engineer for Transportation


Chuck Hayes is a 30-year veteran of Swagelok Company, a world leader in the development of fluid system products, assemblies, and services. He has spent the last 25 years developing a wide range of fluid system products and the past 20 years focused exclusively on fitting technology for alternative fuel applications. Chuck currently holds 7 patents in the US and numerous patents internationally.

He is an active member of CSA (Canadian Standards Association Group) committees for both CNG and Hydrogen and has recently been the chair of HGV (Hydrogen Gas Vehicles) 4.10 for fittings. Chuck also sits on ISO-TC97 (Technical Committee) and participates in international working groups. During his time as Principal Applications Engineer for the transportation market, Chuck has supported numerous on-vehicle platform development projects globally.

Today, he concentrates most of his time on the development of hydrogen mobility solutions for both infrastructure and on-vehicle applications. Outside of work, Chuck has been an active leader in the Boy Scouts of America movement and serves as Scoutmaster for a troop that has recently welcomed 2 of the first female Eagle Scouts in the nation. He also runs an Explorer Scouts post focused on engineering with local high school students at Swagelok.

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