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Unravelling the hydrogen regulatory framework: approval process for type IV onboard vehicle hydrogen fuel containers

Pemberton, R; Giannis, S (2021) Unravelling the hydrogen regulatory framework: approval process for type IV onboard vehicle hydrogen fuel containers. NPL Report. ENG 70

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Abstract

The report presents a comprehensive and easy to follow map of the existing regulatory framework for type-approval of Type IV hydrogen storage containers. The key regulations, (design) codes and standards relevant for onboard storage of hydrogen fuel in vehicles have been identified, and process maps detailing the stages within the approval process provided, demonstrating clear links between regulations and standards. Moreover, a gap analysis of the regulatory framework as well as a series of interviews with several UK stakeholders were conducted and opportunities for improvements in the approval process identified and explicitly described here. The key recommended activities are broadly classified into four groups: (A) Material and Component Testing, (B) Manufacturing, (C) Non-destructive Evaluation and (D) Structural Health Monitoring.

Item Type: Report/Guide (NPL Report)
NPL Report No.: ENG 70
Subjects: Advanced Materials > Composites
Divisions: Engineering
Identification number/DOI: 10.47120/npl.ENG70
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2021 10:41
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/9215

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