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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Tsinghua University in Beijing co-hosted the International Hydrogen Fuel and Pressure Vessel Forum on September 27–29, 2010 in Beijing, China. High pressure vessel experts gathered to share lessons learned from compressed natural gas (CNG) and hydrogen vehicle deployments, and to identify R&D needs to aid the global harmonization of regulations, codes and standards to enable the successful deployment of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.
The forum also included additional discussion resulting from the DOE and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) co-sponsored International Workshop on Compressed Natural Gas and Hydrogen Fuels held on December 10–11, 2009 in Washington, D.C.
Address and share data and information on specific technical topics discussed at the workshop in Washington, D.C. including testing and certification of Type 3 and Type 4 tanks, pressure relief device testing and validation, tank inspection, and end-of-life monitoring
Review test protocols and requirements under specific national and international regulations, codes and standards for on-board hydrogen tanks, including the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J2579 and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Global Technical Regulation for hydrogen fueled vehicles
Establish a conduit to share R&D and operational data on hydrogen, CNG, and blend fuels, and to identify and discuss key global issues in R&D and testing protocols needed to ensure safe use of tanks for hydrogen, CNG, and blend fuel storage tanks
Enhance domestic and international harmonization of regulations, codes and standards for onboard hydrogen, CNG, and blend fuel storage tanks.
The forum Agenda provides an overview of the speakers and schedule.
Presentation slides from the forum are available.
Proceedings from the forum are available.
Technical Forum Participants. Download the full-size photo.