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Standard for Fuel Systems in Fuel Cell and Other Hydrogen Vehicles
- Ground Vehicle Standard
Published June 15, 2018 by SAE International in United States
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The purpose of this document is to define design, construction, operational, and maintenance requirements for hydrogen fuel storage and handling systems in on-road vehicles.
Performance-based requirements for verification of design prototype and production hydrogen storage and handling systems are also defined in this document. Complementary test protocols (for use in type approval or self-certification) to qualify designs (and/or production) as meeting the specified performance requirements are described.
Crashworthiness of hydrogen storage and handling systems is beyond the scope of this document. SAE J2578 includes requirements relating to crashworthiness and vehicle integration for fuel cell vehicles. It defines recommended practices related to the integration of hydrogen storage and handling systems, fuel cell system, and electrical systems into the overall Fuel Cell Vehicle.
Gaps in requirements for heavy duty hydrogen vehicles have been addressed. See 4.4.2 for hydrogen storage system mounting and installation requirements and 22.214.171.124.1 for guidance in conducting the localized fire test.
The table for pre-approved materials for high pressure hydrogen compatibility in Appendix B.2 was re-formatted to improve understanding. Materials on the table were reviewed and adjusted.
Editorial and format errors were corrected in Appendix B.3 including the re-numbering of sections. Procedures were updated and streamlined throughout Appendix B.3 to improve the quality of test results and expedite verification of materials. Appendix B.3.3 was deleted as a normative requirement as recent test data indicate that Appendix B3.2 is adequate for assessment of fatigue crack growth. References were also added in Appendix B.3 to a newly published standard, CSA CHMC 1, for the verification of the compatibility of materials with compressed hydrogen.
The localized fire test in Appendix C.12 was updated to harmonized acceptance criteria with the approved GTR for hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles. Additional requirements for the test configuration have also been added to address variability in test results that have noted in recent testing.
Requirements for burst ratios of the containers in the Compressed Hydrogen Storage System (CHSS) were modified in Appendix H. Both the minimum allowable prescribed burst ratio and the test method to empirically determine the minimum acceptable value were updated.
|Ground Vehicle Standard||Recommended Practice for General Fuel Cell Vehicle Safety|
|Ground Vehicle Standard||Hydrogen Surface Vehicle to Station Communications Hardware and Software|
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|Table 1||Application of general requirements|
|Table 2||Fuel storage requirements reference list|
|Table 3||Application of LHSS requirements|
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|Table 4||Application of compressed hydrogen storage system (CHSS) requirements|
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|Table B1||Listing of material qualification test requirements|
|Table B2||Qualification of hydrogen compatibility based on usage conditions|
|Table B3||Summary of materials definition and testing requirements for high pressure hydrogen material compatibility|
|Table B4||Test temperature|
|Table C1||Listing of performance test guidance|
|Table C2||Localized fire test description|
The Fuel Cell Standards Committee is responsible for establishing standards for hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles. Standards will cover the safety aspects of hydrogen, fuel cell, and electrical systems in the vehicle, test procedures to establish the performance of the vehicle, system/components, and interface requirements.
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