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Permitting Hydrogen Fueling Station Stations video

NREL supported the production of "Permitting Hydrogen Fueling Stations"  a video done by  the Orange County  (California ) Fire Authority.    This video will give AHJs, Project Developers, and other interested parties a quick orientation in permitting hydrogen fueling stations.The video provides basic background information on hydrogen technologies followed by a description of the permitting process including an overview of key codes and standards.  The video is hosted by Carl Baust P.E., a fire protection engineer with  the Orange County Fire Authority experienced in permitting hydrogen fueling stations.  The video contains interviews with code officials, emergency responders, and technical experts as well as footage of hydrogen stations.  

The video is available at the following link https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmIn8Hncs7bE9xYhaYKj9kDnE-hNy5eTe.  

Contact carl.rivkin@nrel.gov for more information. 

Code Official Training Course

Online interactive format. This online training is divided into the following modules:

  • Module 1 Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Basics
  • Module 2  Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Applications
  • Module 3 Hydrogen Fueling Stations
  • Module 4 Fuel Cell Facilities

The course includes questions at the end of each module to confirm the student has learned the basic points of the module.  Currently available online at http://www.hydrogen.energy.gov/code_official_training.html (Update 2016.)

National Permit Guide for Hydrogen Fueling Stations

PDF Format. Complete update of the 2004 document including updated references to the 2016 edition of NFPA 2 Hydrogen Technologies Code . Now available at motor-fueling-station-permit-guide-final-march2

Short overview of NFPA 2 Hydrogen Technologies Code

This presentation covers the basic requirements and structure of NFPA 2 Hydrogen Technologies 2016 edition.  NFPA 2 is referenced in both the IFC and NFPA 1 making it effectively the national code for hydrogen safety.

 

https://h2tools.org/sites/default/files/NFPA%202%20Training%20May2018%20_1_0.pdf

Hydrogen Technologies Safety Guide

This guide provides basic information on hydrogen technologies and safety.  The primary objective of this guide is give users who are unfamiliar with hydrogen technologies basic background information on the technologies, safety issues of concern, and safety requirements intended to address these safety issues. Accessible at Hydrogen Technologies Safety Guide

The information in the guide includes:

  • History of hydrogen technologies
  • Basic  properties of hydrogen

  • Regulations, codes and standards that apply to hydrogen technologies

Telecommunication Industry Association Guide to Siting Stationary Fuel Cells

http://www.tiaonline.org/resources/tia-fuel-cell-reference-guide

Make Informed Decisions Using the TIA Fuel Cell Reference Guide

As an alternative to competing power solutions, there are more than 1,000 stationary fuel cells for backup power currently deployed across the U.S., and that number is rapidly growing. Fuel cells provide the ICT industry clean and reliable power. Unlike other backup power options, fuel cells have almost no moving parts and require minimal maintenance.

To help entities tap into ways to use fuel cells for backup power, a critical resource titled the "TIA Fuel Cell Reference Guide: Compliance with Regulations, Codes, and Standards for the Deployment of Stationary Fuel Cells" was developed by the TIA Focus Group on Fuel Cell Standards for ICT Infrastructure to address power issues related to cell towers. The group produces documents and technical leadership on fuel cell issues to advance and inform the ICT industry on clean, sustainable, and reliable power.

The Guide is presented in a succinct, clear and accessible format and enables companies to:

Make informed decisions when deploying stationary fuel cells as backup power units at cell tower sites

Move more quickly through the permitting and approval process when deploying fuel cell power systems

Understand the regulations, codes and standards that must be met for safe and compliant installations - typically one of the largest barriers to further deployment of stationary fuel cell technologies

 

Permitting Resources Including Modeling Tools

The file contains information on air dispersion models and risk assessment software that may be used to develop permit applications for hydrogen technology projects.

Software tools