Hydrogen Fuel Systems

Bespoke solutions for high pressure hydrogen handling systems.


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Why you should choose Orbital Fabrications as your hydrogen fuel system manufacturing partner

As the global demand for alternative energies grows  and hydrogen becomes a driving force in this market, Orbital Fabrications’ expertise in manufacturing custom gas handling systems is perfectly suited to address the technical demands of managing high pressure hydrogen, safely and securely, to be used as a fuel source.

With working pressures of 700 bar and above, it’s vital that your hydrogen handling solution is manufactured, tested and certified to ensure trouble free deployment in the field.

Orbital welding delivers safe handling

The high pressures associated with hydrogen as a fuel source demand thick walled tubing to ensure safe handling.  Orbital welding, an autogenous TIG process, ensures controlled and repeatable full penetration welding of this heavy duty stainless steel tubing, providing a clean secure joint that’s immune to vibration and ambient thermal changes.

NDT weld validation such as dye penetrant testing and X-ray are also available.

System leak testing is provided

Once your system is manufactured, the validation process includes full system leak test.  Helium mass spectrometers provide extremely sensitive leak detection rates, down to ppm levels.

Orbital Fabrications also validates your entire system way above the normal operating pressure; pressure testing to well over 1000 bar when the application requires, ensuring the entire system is certified and safe for use in the field.

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Full certification for hydrogen systems

Once complete, your hydrogen system is shipped to you with full certification, covering weld NDT such as radiography, dye penetrant testing, leak & pressure testing certificates, full 3.1 material certification, weld maps and weld logs.

With over 35 years’ experience in manufacturing and installing hydrogen systems, we fully understand the documentation requirements to support and validate your high-pressure hydrogen handling projects.

Our integrated approach delivers high performance manufacturing and
installation solutions for our clients

Our Services


Our engineering know-how and advanced manufacturing capabilities allows us to meet the ever changing demands of the sectors we supply. Whether it’s a full turnkey project solution or a one-off fabrication Orbital can assist.


We are experts in the installation of gas and fluid handling systems. Orbital offers a comprehensive service from specification to design, manufacture and build, complete with test certificates and full documentation.

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