Hydrogen Safety Panel Provides Training to Northeast

Hydrogen Safety Panel Provides Training to Northeast

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Hydrogen Safety Panel serves as a resource for local code officials and stakeholders in the Northeast US.

The Hydrogen Safety Panel (HSP) teamed up with the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT) and a number of local organizations to provide code officials and other interested stakeholders with information about safety considerations and applicable codes and standards to facilitate the deployment of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

The HSP held training sessions on September 12 at the New Haven Fire Training Division headquarters, on September 13 at the New England Association of Fire Marshals Annual Conference in Westerly, RI, and on September 14 at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.

“I thought the technical presentation in New Haven was very informative,” said Lee Grannis. Coordinator – Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition. “There has been a lot of progress in the deployment of hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles for mobility applications.”

“One of the best ways to advance the use of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies is to educate people involved in the design, construction, operations, and safety considerations for applications that involve the use of hydrogen” said Nick Barilo, Hydrogen Safety Program Manager at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

CCAT and the HSP are part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s H2@Scale initiative, bringing stakeholders together to advance affordable wide-scale hydrogen production, transport, storage, and utilization to enable U.S. energy security, resiliency and economic prosperity across sectors. The HSP is assisting with the safe and timely deployment of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, including applications that use hydrogen as a fuel such as fuel cell powered vehicles, forklifts, stationary power units, and backup power systems. The HSP helps companies with businesses by reviewing existing and planned operations that use or produce hydrogen in the operation/facility. The HSP will conduct a limited number of safety reviews for free or at a reduced cost.

For more information on the HSP, click here.

Contact Paul Aresta at 860-282-4206 for more information on these other regional events.