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Component validation testing

Hydrogen component validation testing is a critical procedure in ensuring the reliability, safety, and performance of various components used in hydrogen systems, such as valves, fittings, seals, and connectors, by subjecting them to rigorous evaluations and simulations to confirm their compliance with industry standards and regulations.

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Component validation testing

The testing includes assessments for pressure resistance, leak prevention, durability, compatibility, and performance under various operating conditions, providing assurance that the components can withstand the unique challenges associated with hydrogen applications. Ultimately, hydrogen component validation testing plays a vital role in establishing the integrity and quality of hydrogen systems, fostering their widespread adoption and enabling the transition to a hydrogen-based economy.

Within the hydrogen market, components are used that require extensive testing procedures to achieve product validation and are therefore subject to a large variety of test under extreme conditions. Resato can deliver systems for hydro testing, hydro burst testing, hydro cyclic testing, hydrogen testing, and more. This is for example according to EC79 or R134, for small series or fully automated testing as part of customer robotized handling systems.

  • Life-time cycle test
  • Proof test
  • Leak test

Life-time cycle test

Hydrogen cyclic tests are preformed to simulate the typical life of an object. During the preformed test on a hydrogen storage tank, the tank Is fast filled like at the Hydrogen refuelling station, for example following the SAE2601 protocol, followed by an emptying phase representing gas consumption. This cycle is repeated several thousand times to simulate the life of the tank. Hydrogen recycling can be part of the configuration, to maintain focus on OPEX & green footprint. During these cycles, various parameters can be monitored, such as temperature and deformation of the tanks as well the possible leakage of hydrogen, to evaluate their long-term performance.