Two new certification marks for fuel cell systems and hydrogen system components are now available, according to a TUV SUD announcement.
This certification mark may be used by manufacturers to boost their trust in the performance and safety of their systems and components.
An electrochemical reaction powers fuel cells, which utilize hydrogen-carrying parts including valves, fuel delivery nozzles, detachable couplings, and hoses in hydrogen filling stations and hydrogen-powered automobiles.
TUV Sud certifies fuel cell and hydrogen systems, inspects manufacturing facilities, performs follow-up audits as needed, and determines if systems or products meet national and international technical safety requirements.
There is no existing legal need for certification of fuel cell and hydrogen system components. The “Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Rule (AFIR)” will be adopted by the European Union (EU) as an obligatory regulation, setting the minimum distance and minimum capacity between electric and hydrogen charging stations for zero-emission cars. There will be a change.
By acquiring certification for TUV Sud’s fuel cell system and hydrogen system components, customers will be able to secure a competitive edge in the market and become a driving force for sustainability, according to a TUV Sud official.