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NFPA 2 Hydrogen Technologies Code

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Background The purpose of this code shall be to provide fundamental safeguards for the generation, installation, storage, piping, use, and handling of hydrogen in compressed gas (GH2) form or cryogenic liquid (LH2) form. Scope The scope of the new Hydrogen Technologies Technical Committee is intended to directly address the primary and most common applications of hydrogen; therefore, this committee shall have the primary responsibility for documents on the storage, transfer and use if hydrogen. The use of hydrogen would include stationary, portable and vehicular applications. NFPA has voted to remove the responsibility for hydrogen requirements from the Vehicular Alternative Fuel Systems Committee. The responsibility for all hydrogen requirements will now be addressed by the scope of the Technical Committee on Hydrogen Technologies.

Status Explanation

Starting with its inaugural meeting in November 2006, this standard has addressed the full range of hydrogen technology applications by extracting text from the following NFPA documents: NFPA 1 NFPA 497 NFPA 30 NFPA 70, Article 629 NFPA 52 NFPA 853 NFPA 55 NFPA 5000 NFPA 86 Publish in 2011 with an errata sheet (5/27/2011). Revised and published in 2015 (to align revision cycle with NFPA 55). Revised and published in 2019 (dated 2020). Available at… This document is on a 4-year revision schedule.

Next edition 2023. 1st draft 2/23/21. 2nd draft meeting 3/4/22. 

The 2023 edition of NFPA 2 is available. It is open for public input until January 4, 2024.

Committee Information

Chairman: Martin Gresho, Sandia Nat’l Labs Secretariat: Paul May ( Secretary: Carl Rivkin, NFPA

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