Council of Experts has published standardisation roadmap for hydrogen technologies
The new "Hydrogen Technologies Standardisation Roadmap" is a thematically sorted overview of technical rules that are to actively promote the H2 ramp-up. The roadmap was developed by several hundred experts from a total of 39 working groups and is intended to map the entire value chain of the future hydrogen economy.
Seven project partners have compiled the list. These include the German Institute for Standardisation (DIN), the German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water (DVGW), the German Commission for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (DKE), the Association for Standardisation and Railway Development (NWB), the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), the Association of German Engineers (VDI) and the German Engineering Federation (VDMA). The directory is now to be reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis.
In April of this year, the participants started working on the list of standards. In August, the project set up a steering committee, chaired by Dr Kirsten Westphal from BDEW.
Evaluation of national and international H2 standards
For the directory, the project group had searched and evaluated the entire national and international body of technical regulations for relevant standards and documents.
The total of 919 regulations includes 626 national, European and international standards, 12 technical rules, 30 technical specifications, 31 technical reports, 19 VDI guidelines and 99 DVGW regulation documents. The directory can be used free of charge on the project website.
In addition to the existing and listed documents, the working groups of the Hydrogen Technologies Standardisation Roadmap are currently identifying which technical rules are still missing. The first implementation projects are to be initiated this year in order to fill the gaps as quickly as possible. The finished roadmap should be published in summer 2024.