• We are specialized in industrial investments in the State of Kuwait and the Middle East since 1993, aiming at offering first-class products and services, as well as providing professional technical support and outstanding manufacturing practices. Our devotion to excellence is paralleled by our keen sense of responsibility for health, safety and the environment.

  • 2 We are specialized in industrial investments in the State of Kuwait and the Middle East since 1993, aiming at offering first-class products and services

  • 3 We are specialized in industrial investments in the State of Kuwait and the Middle East since 1993, aiming at offering first-class products and services, as well as providing professional technical support and outstanding manufacturing practices.

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COMPRESSED HYDROGEN GAS

Hydrogen gas is a byproduct of the electrolytic production of chlorine. Before it is available for distribution, Al-Kout separates and further treats its hydrogen gas in order to produce a product that is of the highest quality.

 

Hydrogen serves a wide range of applications in the industrial sector and can be delivered quickly and efficiently throughout the MENA region. At Al-Kout, we produce one of the highest grades of hydrogen gas on the market.

 

Compressed hydrogen gas has a wide range of pressure (from 130-200 kg/cm2) with various grades from 3 to 5 (99.999% purity). The gas is filled in cylinders with various capacities (5 to 7 Nm3) or large tube trailers.

 

Hydrogen is used for the hydrogenation of edible oils and non-edible oils. It is also used in the manufacturing process of soaps and petro-products, hard lubricants and sintering in the manufacturing process of tungsten carbide tool bits. It is also essential for powder metallurgy, underwater gas cutting and plasma cutting, the manufacturing of hydrogen peroxide, rocket propulsion, and more.

 

Please refer to the attached Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for more detailed information regarding the use, storage and safe handling of this product.

PRODUCT USES

 

  • Fuel: Some see hydrogen gas as the clean fuel of the future – generated from water and returning to water when it is oxidized. Hydrogen-powered fuel cells are increasingly being seen as ‘pollution-free’ sources of energy and are now being used in some buses and cars.
  • In the chemical industry it is used to make ammonia for agricultural fertilizer (the Haber process) and cyclohexane and methanol, which are intermediates in the production of plastics and pharmaceuticals.
  • It is also used to remove sulfur from fuels during the oil-refining process.
  • Large quantities of hydrogen are used to hydrogenate oils to form fats, for example to make margarine.
  • In the glass industry, hydrogen is used as a protective atmosphere for making flat glass sheets.
  • In the electronics industry it is used as a flushing gas during the manufacture of silicon chips.
  • The low density of hydrogen made it a natural choice for one of its first practical uses – filling balloons and airships. However, it reacts violently with oxygen (to form water) and its future in filling airships ended when the Hindenburg airship caught fire.

Product Specification

 

Hydrogen Grade 4

 

Parameters Specification
Hydrogen as H2 vol. % ≥ 99.99
Oxygen as O2 vol. % ≤ 0.007
Water as H2O vol. % ≤0.003

Hydrogen Grade 5

 

Parameters Specification
Hydrogen as H2 vol. % 99.999
Oxygen as O2 ppm ≤ 2.0
Water as H2O ppm ≤ 3.0
Nitrogen ppm ≤ 3.0
CO + CO2 ppm ≤ 1.0
THC ppm ≤ 0.5

Physical and Chemical Properties

 

Parameters Specification
Appearance / colour Colorless glass
Odor Odorless
Molecular weight 2
Melting point -259°C
Boiling point -253ºC
Critical temperature -240°C
Relative Density (Gas) (air = 1) -0.07
Vapor pressure@ 20°C Not applicable
Solubility (water) 1.6 mg/l)
Vapor pressure @ 21.1°C 673.1 kPa (6.64 atm) (97.6 psig) at (20°C)
Solubility (water)C 0.73 g/100 g water at 20°C
Auto Ignition Temperature 570°C
Flammability Range 4 – 75 vol. % in air

HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

 

HEALTH: 0

FLAMMABILITY: 4

INSTABILITY: 0

Fire Hazard
  • Highly flammable and explosive.
  • Small spark can create fire or/and explosion
  • Lower explosive limit (LEL)= 4.1%
  • Upper explosive limit(UEL)=74.2%