The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Sandia National Laboratories co-hosted the Onboard Storage Tank Workshop on April 29th, 2010. Onboard storage tank experts gathered to share lessons learned about research and development (R&D) needs; regulations, codes and standards (RCS); and a path forward to enable the successful deployment of hydrogen storage tanks in early market fuel cell applications. The workshop also included initial follow up to the DOE and Department of Transportation (DOT) International Workshop on Compressed Natural Gas and Hydrogen Fuels held on December 10-11, 2009.

Here you will find information about Workshop proceedings including all presentations.

Agenda and Notes

The following agenda and notes provide summary information about the workshop.


The following presentations were delivered at the workshop.

Overview of DOE – DOT December 2009 CNG and Hydrogen Fuels Workshop
Mr. Antonio Ruiz, Technology Development Manager for Safety, Codes and Standards, U.S. Department of Energy Fuel Cell Technologies Office

Hydrogen Tank Testing R&D
Mr. Joe Wong, Manager for Clean Transportation Engineering, Powertech

Open Issues in the Development of Safety Standards for Compressed Hydrogen Storage at SAE-International
Dr. Chris Sloane, President, Sloane Solutions

Defect Analysis of Vehicle Compressed Natural Gas Composite Cylinder
Dr. J.P. Hsu, President, Smart Chemistry Corporation

High Pressure Fuel Storage Cylinders Periodic Inspection and End of Life Issues
Mr. Douglas Horne, Clean Vehicle Education Foundation

Pressure Relief Devices for Compressed Hydrogen Vehicle Fuel Containers
Ms. Julie Cairns, Program Manager for Alternative Energy Vehicles, CSA Standards

Fueling Components Testing and Certification
Ms. Julie Cairns, Program Manager for Alternative Energy Vehicles, CSA Standards

Fuel Quality and Metering: Current Status and Future Needs
Mr. John Mough, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Division of Measurement Standards

70 MPa Fast-Fill Modeling and Validation Experiments
Dr. Bill Winters, Thermal / Fluid Science and Engineering Department, Sandia National Laboratories

Nondestructive Evaluation and Monitoring Projects NASA White Sands Test Facility (WSTF)
Mr. Regor Saulsberry, NASA White Sands Test Facility