Fuel cells and energy storage technology

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Innovative ideas for clean energy

Fuel cell technology plays a vital role in helping to build a cleaner and more sustainable world for future generations. Conax Technologies’ high-performance solutions are used both within the fuel cell stack and in the balance of the plant, including energy storage systems, to improve efficiency and profitability. And fuel cell developers rely on Conax solutions to help get their products to market faster.

Wind and solar power sources are being installed around the world at a rapid pace with the objective of reducing the use of CO2-creating power generation methods like coal and fuel oil and the combustion of natural gas. Because renewable power sources can’t always generate energy on demand, improving green energy storage or Power-to-X (P2X) technologies—such as hydrogen generation and battery charging—will play an important role in transitioning to a cleaner energy future.

Temperature measurement devices for critical applications

As a key component supplier to the power industry, we understand the need for accurate temperature measurement in energy production and storage. Conax offers standard and customized products designed to meet your precise needs and withstand challenging environments, including thermocouple assemblies, RTD assemblies, weld pad assemblies and more.

Fittings and feedthroughs for vacuum and pressure sealing

Conax manufactures a complete line of pressure/vacuum sealing devices featuring the “soft sealant” technology that was pioneered by our own engineers. Using this soft seal ensures probes can be adjusted, removed and replaced, yet they’re not deformed during installation.

Conax feedthroughs are used whenever probes, electrodes, wires or sensors pass through a pressure or environmental boundary. They serve as mounting devices and/or environmental seals. The compression of the soft sealant creates a tight seal on the element that restrains it from moving under pressure or vacuum and prevents gas or liquids from moving along the element.

In most cases, the sealants are replaceable; and the seal fitting can be loosened and retorqued, enabling you to adjust the immersion length of the sensor. Compression seal fitting assemblies can be customized with special mountings, threads, and materials of construction to meet your unique needs.

Fiber optic sensors, seals and cables

Conax Technologies has adapted our proven soft sealant capability to include the ability to compress a soft sealant material around the outside diameter of a fiber optic cable with the fiber optic feedthrough (FSA). The fiber optic cable is encased within a rugged stainless steel sheath that protects the cable from damage during the sealing process. The sheath is then placed through a seal fitting (also known as a sealing gland), allowing the fiber optic cable to be sealed without the use of epoxies and with minimal out-gassing.

Conax also manufactures rugged, high-performance fiber cable assemblies (FCA) for extreme applications. These cable assemblies feature high quality, reliable factory terminations and are available in a variety of lengths, fiber types and connection styles.

The highest standards of quality

Conax is committed to providing the highest quality products. Here are a few reasons why industry leaders rely on Conax products:

  • ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited and AMS 2750 compliant calibration lab
  • AS9100 with ISO 9001:2015 certified
  • Metrology laboratory to NIST standards
  • Pressure test capabilities to 100,000 psi
  • Leak test by helium mass spectrometer
  • Vibration test – Unholtz Dickie

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Learn more about Conax Technologies’ innovative solutions for fuel cell technology and energy storage by visiting our website. Or download our brochure.