New codes and standards are being developed to facilitate the safe deployment of emerging hydrogen technologies. Hydrogen markets will benefit from standards that address the specific properties of hydrogen, hydrogen effects on strength of materials and hydrogen compressed gas storage at pressures up to 70 MPa. The need for validation of new hydrogen requirements has been identified by codes and standards technical committees. The US Department of Energy (DOE) office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has tasked the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) with the role of supporting hydrogen codes and standards research and development needs. NREL has provided validation test support to several new standards development efforts including pressure testing of 70 MPa on board vehicle storage systems, flaw testing of stationary hydrogen tanks, fill protocols for hydrogen fuel dispensing and hydrogen compatibility testing for hydrogen pressure relief devices (HPRD?s). Validation test results are presented for these four specific standards development needs.
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