Mikrosam at CompositesWorld Webinar presented the proven automated winding solutions for developing and producing CNG and hydrogen high-pressure storage tanks.
Composite pressure vessels (CPVs) for high-pressure storage and transport of clean natural gas (CNG) and hydrogen are one of the fastest-growing markets for advanced composites. The growing demand—especially for high-volume production of tanks for hydrogen—is forcing Tier-One and equipment suppliers to think beyond traditional filament winding and demand equipment with higher quality control, lower cycle times, reduced downtime, improved material handling, and increased integration with all the steps in the production process.
Mikrosam, at the forefront of automating the filament winding process, is currently delivering several automated line projects for CPVs, serving the transportation and storage markets globally. A fully integrated solution may include several single- or multi-spindle winders for wet and towpreg winding. Along with units to support the operation prior to and after winding, Tier-One suppliers and OEMs can achieve scalable world-class operations for CPVs.
In this webinar, attendees will learn about the proven solutions for developing and producing high-pressure storage tanks, automating such production with multiple supporting units, integrating the turn-key solution, and considerations in scaling the production.
- Mikrosam’s experience in filament winding (FW) CPVs
- Automating and scaling the FW operation
- Key consideration for moving from R&D to high-volume serial production
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At Mikrosam, Vele Samak is helping automate the manufacturing of advanced composites. Before joining, Samak served in various roles with extensive international experience, including creating foreign investment jobs in Macedonia, marketing business intelligence and server software at Microsoft and developing quantitative investment strategies for pension funds at Citigroup. Samak holds degrees from The Wharton School and the University of Chicago. He is a U.S. citizen and native of Macedonia.
Dimitar Bogdanoski has 18 years of experience in delivering successful solutions in automated filament winding operations to companies across the globe. From some of the earliest turnkey solutions for composite-based LPG tanks to some of the most advanced and largest lines for CNG and CHG tanks in the world, customers have relied on Dimitar and the engineering team for their know-how, expertise and dedication to meet the global demands of CPV tanks. Dimitar has a bachelor’s degree in marketing management from Fontys University in the Netherlands.