15 Dec 2010 09:12:07
Ametek field trial agreement
ITM Power (AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, is pleased to announce its first HFlame®, field trial with Ametek Airtechnology Group Ltd. The HFlame® unit will be used for brazing components within aircraft refrigeration systems.
HFlame® is an alkaline electrolyser technology producing a premixed oxy-hydrogen flame. The innovative product provides a safer and more convenient solution than traditional technologies which rely on bottled gases. HFlame® has been designed to replace standard gas and oxy-acetylene systems for a variety of laboratory, small industrial and workshop applications including brazing, soldering, cutting and polishing of metal, plastic, glass and quartz.
The HFlame® unit will be delivered in January 2011 and will be on trial at Ametek's Penge facility.
Commenting for ITM Power, Dr Graham Cooley said: "HFlame® is a key early revenue product for ITM and the Ametek group is an ideal trial partner for us. This product has significant advantages over the current widely used alternatives and we see great potential in several well developed markets."
Commenting for Ametek, programme manager Steve Scaife said: "We are always seeking ways to improve our processes and work methods and are delighted to be working with ITM to make this assessment of their HFlame® unit. The unit gives us the opportunity to make our production methods both safer and more efficient."
The datasheet for HFlame® is available for download. For more information, please contact ITM Power.