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With the ascension of hydrogen as a focus area in future energy planning so does the need for developing testing protocols to assure its safe use in a multitude of products. However due to hydrogen’s tiny molecular size and chemical properties this presents obvious challenges.

I recently came across an interesting article in Valve Magazine about leak testing process valves to be used in hydrogen applications.

 

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As written in the article "Since we are still near the embryonic stage of the venture, it is important that the end users, manufacturers and regulating agencies work together and get the details right. While testing procedures are not the center of the discussion, agreement on testing protocols could go a long way in ensuring the budding industry’s long and especially safe future".

I would appreciate connecting to and hearing from those working on testing protocols within their own functional products within the hydrogen economy. 

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Matt Chester on Dec 8, 2021

I recently came across an interesting article in Valve Magazine about leak testing process valves to be used in hydrogen applications.

I'd love to read this-- can you share a link to the article? 

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Norbert Palenstijn on Dec 8, 2021

Absolutely Matt. I tried to imbed it in the original post, but had some issues.

 

https://www.valvemagazine.com/articles/testing-of-hydrogen-valves

 

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Norbert Palenstijn on Dec 8, 2021

I also just added it in the original post. 

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Michael Keller on Dec 13, 2021

Hydrogen safety is more of a problem than using natural gas. 
At a facility I managed, all of the hydrogen equipment was basically in a more-or-less open shed. If the stuff got loose, it went up into the atmosphere. Any explosion was not contained in a closed building.

Industrial facilities are specifically designed for hydrogen using various industry codes and standards. Completely unrealistic to think residential facilities can be back-fit to include these safety measures.

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Michael Keller on Dec 13, 2021

Might want to check National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) which has extensive codes/standards for using hydrogen. The American Petroleum Institute also has extensive codes/standards for using hydrogen.

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Norbert Palenstijn on Dec 17, 2021

Thanks for your feedback Michael. 

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