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Hydrogen System Component Validation

NREL's hydrogen system component validation studies focus on improving the reliability of compressors and other hydrogen system components.

Reliable components are needed to ensure the success of hydrogen fueling stations and support the commercial deployment of fuel cell electric vehicles and material handling equipment. NREL's technology validation team is collaborating with industry to test and validate the commercial readiness of hydrogen system components in real-world operating conditions.

NREL is working with industry partners to perform accelerated testing of compressor systems and related components using the Hydrogen Infrastructure Testing and Research Facility. NREL engineers capture performance data, investigate the cause of failures, correlate findings with real-world data, and work with manufacturers to improve component design and reduce downtime.

Publications

The following publications provide more information about NREL's hydrogen system component validation activities and capabilities.

Hydrogen Component Validation: 2017 Annual Merit Review, Danny Terlip, Presented at the 2017 DOE Annual Merit Review Meeting (June 2017)

Overview of an Integrated Research Facility for Advancing Hydrogen Infrastructure: 2017 Annual Merit Review, Kevin Harrison, Josh Martin, Mike Peters, Owen Smith, Danny Terlip, and Kevin Hartmann, Presented at the 2017 DOE Annual Merit Review Meeting (June 2017)

Hydrogen Component Validation: 2016 Annual Progress Report, Danny Terlip, Excerpt from the 2016 DOE Annual Progress Report (February 2017)

Hydrogen Component Validation: 2016 Annual Merit Review, Danny Terlip, Presented at the 2016 DOE Annual Merit Review Meeting (June 2016)

Overview of an Integrated Research Facility for Advancing Hydrogen Infrastructure: 2016 Annual Merit Review, Kevin Harrison, Josh Martin, Mike Peters, Owen Smith, and Danny Terlip, Presented at the 2016 DOE Annual Merit Review Meeting (June 2016)

Transportation Big Data: Unbiased Analysis and Tools to Inform Sustainable Transportation Decisions, NREL Fact Sheet (June 2016)

Hydrogen Component Validation: 2015 Annual Progress Report, Danny Terlip, Mike Peters, and Kevin Harrison, Excerpt from the 2015 DOE Annual Progress Report (December 2015)

Hydrogen Component Validation: 2015 Annual Merit Review, Danny Terlip, Kevin Harrison, and Michael Peters, Presented at the 2015 DOE Annual Merit Review Meeting (June 2015)

Hydrogen Component Validation: 2014 Annual Progress Report, Danny Terlip, Kevin Harrison, Michael Peters, and Misho Penev, Excerpt from the 2014 DOE Annual Progress Report (November 2014)

Hydrogen Component Validation: 2014 Annual Merit Review, Danny Terlip, Kevin Harrison, Michael Peters, and Misho Penev, Presented at the 2014 DOE Annual Merit Review Meeting (June 2014)

Hydrogen Component Validation: 2013 Annual Progress Report, Kevin Harrison, Michael Peters, and Chris Ainscough, Excerpt from the 2013 DOE Annual Progress Report (December 2013)

National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center, NREL Fact Sheet (September 2013)

Hydrogen Component Validation: 2013 Annual Merit Review, Kevin Harrison, Michael Peters, and Chris Ainscough, Presented at the 2013 DOE Annual Merit Review Meeting (May 2013)

Contacts

If you are interested in working with NREL's National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center, contact NREL's Technology Validation Team at techval@nrel.gov.

For more information about NREL's fuel cell electric vehicle evaluations, contact Danny Terlip.