"Thanks to the new (LW-TS414) lightweight pressure regulator, we have managed to reduce the total weight of (our) hydrogen system by 0.5kg!" Green Team Twente from the University of Twente and Saxion University of Applied Sciences.
The Pressure Tech lightweight and two-stage LW-TS414 was originally created in 2020 specifically for university teams entering the Shell Eco-Marathon competition.
It became apparent that a two-stage regulator, offering even greater precision on the outlet would offer robust protection of the hydrogen fuel cell.
Its lightweight aluminium body was also a ‘must have’ feature. In an application where every gram added to the vehicle would result in slower track times and reduced efficiency, ensuring the LW-TS414’s weight was kept to a minimum was essential.