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Hydrogen compressors

: interdisciplinary teams to surprise the market


The power of quality: this is the path of excellence pursued by Fornovo Gas in designing and producing compressors that are considered a technological benchmark worldwide.

From the original idea to the production process, we create a group of internationally renowned suppliers together with our design, production and testing engineers.
A team committed to ensuring that quality exceeds market standards and fulfils our promise of Design & Engineering Excellence in our compressors.

Fornovo Gas hydrogen compressors guarantee high performance with maximum hydrogen purity by adopting a double Distance Piece cylinder architecture. This solution requires no lubrication and eliminates any possible contamination of the process gas.

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Passion for detail in hydrogen compressors

Other specific features of our hydrogen compressors include negligible gas leakage by using innovative materials developed specifically for the application. All components in contact with the process gas are specifically treated to prevent H2 embrittlement of steel.

Furthermore, the compression systems are pre-assembled and skid-mounted for easy installation and start-up. They are low-maintenance and simple to service with an intelligent, user-oriented design.

Valves and piston seals are specifically designed for H2. Flanges, gaskets and fittings are specifically designed for high pressures (up to 450 bar) to ensure the absence of significant H2 leakage.

At Fornovo Gas, we strongly believe in the importance of protecting the future and preserving our planet, and we strive to protect it in every aspect of life and company production.
This is because we have understood that our Earth is a common asset and that caring for it is everyone’s responsibility.

The decision to develop compressors for hydrogen was the natural evolution of a company that grew making compressors for methane, an energy source that was an improvement on the past and still is an important solution for transitioning towards a more sustainable future.

We understand that our Earth is a common asset and that caring for it is everyone’s responsibility.

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Horizontal reciprocating compressor for hydrogen

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Vertical reciprocating compressor for hydrogen

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An amazing compressor that will be the solution expected by the most demanding customers is on its way. Stay tuned on this web page!

Hydrogen compressors: FAQ

1. What are the lead times?

Lead times vary according to the project type and the required service.

The usual estimated maximum lead times for standard projects are as follows:

  • CNG projects: up to 4 months (excluding August and public holidays)
  • Biomethane projects: up to 6 months (excluding August and public holidays)
  • Oil & Gas projects: up to 12 months (excluding August and public holidays)
  • Hydrogen projects: up to 12 months (excluding August and public holidays)
2. Do you sell standard machines or can your compressors be customised?

We believe that a compressor must adapt perfectly to the application and not vice versa.

Fornovo Gas compressors are custom-designed and custom-built for each individual offer accordingly to process requirements and the structural conditions of the plant.

Our team of specialised technicians and engineers will evaluate every aspect of the project before submitting you the best solution: they will examine gas composition, process parameters, environmental conditions and certifications, among other factors.

We can also ensure a complete customisation of the enclosure, by allowing the choice of interior room distribution, of the colour and sound insulation (even certified at client request) down to a noise level of 50dB@1meter.

Ask for your consultancy. We are at your disposal!

3. How long is the warranty on your compressors/equipment?

We offer a 1-year (12-month) warranty, extendable up to 2 years (24 months).

Our service department is always available to solve any problems that may arise, even after the warranty period.

We offer tailored maintenance agreements with immediate and guaranteed response times and strategic spare parts always in stock for any eventuality.

For more information, please refer to the SERVICES AND SPARE PARTS page in the MAINTENANCE AGREEMENTS section.

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4. How do you guarantee product quality?

All our compressor bare shafts undergo a no-load test to ensure their correct mechanical operation.

The complete system solutions (skid and cab) are tested with a nitrogen-hydrogen mixture (95/5) to guarantee the required performance and detect possible leakages.

We have many international certifications (ISO, PED, ATEX, EAC, etc.), which as a whole ensure that Fornovo Gas products are top-quality and meet the needs of every customer.


Fornovo Gas has obtained many international certifications demonstrating its practical commitment to quality in the design and manufacture of compressors that meet the most stringent requirements.
A strategic choice to achieve long-term customer satisfaction.


Would you like to contact us or do you need more detailed information?


Send a direct request to our team with the performance required forby your project. You will receive the best solution for your needs within the next 72 hours!

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Campo di applicazione
Analisi gas
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Field of application
Gas analysis
Technical data