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Development of Hydrogen Safety Codes and Standards in the United States

ByChad Blake, Carl Rivkin

This chapter provides an overview of hydrogen codes and standards with an emphasis on the national effort supported and managed by the US Department of Energy (DOE). With the help and cooperation of standards and model code development organizations, industry, and other interested parties, DOE has established a coordinated national agenda for hydrogen and fuel cell codes and standards. With the adoption of the research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) roadmap and with its implementation through the Codes and Standards Technical Team (CSTT), DOE helps strengthen the scientic basis for requirements incorporated in codes and standards that, in turn, will facilitate international market receptivity for hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. This work was supported by the US DOE under contract no. DE-AC36-08-GO28308 with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.