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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology and Applications: Safety


Hydrogen Systems are Safe report coverHydrogen Systems are Safe, Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association, 2016.

Hydrogen’s unique safety qualities are highlighted in this fact sheet, including low radiant heat; carbon-fiber storage tanks; multiple safety systems in hydrogen storage tanks and vehicle systems; and a fast, safe hydrogen fueling protocol.

Guide to Permitting Hydrogen Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, March 2016.

Permitting officials, code enforcement officials, project developers and others will find guidance for developing permit applications and approving the implementation of hydrogen motor fuel dispensing facilities.

Hydrogen Technologies Safety Guide, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, January 2015.

This guide describes basic safety concerns and safety requirements of hydrogen technologies for code officials and project developers.

Tools and References

►  Hydrogen Tools Portal, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office

►  Safety, Codes and Standards, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

►  National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Emergency Response Training Resource, Center for Hydrogen Safety