Hydrogen

Hydrogen H2

Hydrogen is a light, colorless and highly flammable gas which was officially discovered as a unique substance by Henry Cavendish. Its name is derived from the Greek ‘hydro’ and ‘genes’ meaning water forming. Hydrogen is the most abundant element by far and makes up 75% of the detectable content of the universe.

Hydrogen is often called the clean fuel of the future. It is generated from water and, due to its vigorous reaction with oxygen, can be returned to water when it is oxidized. In the chemical industry hydrogen is used to react with nitrogen to create ammonia. Hydrogen has many other uses, such as removing sulfur from fuels during the oil-refining process.

In many high pressure testing applications gaseous hydrogen is utilized as a medium due to its low density.  

 

Resato's experience with Hydrogen Testing in the Automotive Industry

With the technology rise of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) in the automotive industry, pressure tests are performed on hydrogen tanks and components to ensure safe operation. Our systems perform tests according to these standards: ISO 15869, FMVSS 304, GTR No.13, SAE J2579, and more.

Hydraulic durability test with water:  

  • Hydro cycle test on a tank (<200 L) with a pressure range of >1050 bar (conditions: -40 - 85°C, RH>95%)
  • Hydro cycle test on components (<150 cc) with a pressure range of >1050 bar (conditions: -40 - 85°C, RH>95%)

Expected on-road performance test with hydrogen:

  • H2 Cycle test on a tank (<200 L) with a pressure range of >1050 bar (conditions: -40 - 55°C, RH>95%)
  • H2 Cycle test on components (<150 cc) with a pressure range of >1050 bar (conditions: -40 - 55°C, RH>95%)

Hydraulic burst test with water:

  • Hydro burst test on a tank (<200 L) with a pressure range of >3000  bar (conditions: ambient)
  • Hydro burst test on components (<150 cc) with a pressure range of >3000 bar (conditions: ambient)

 

Technical specification

Feature

 
Atomic number 1
State at 20 °C Gas
Melting point -259.16 °C, -434.49 °F, 13.99 K
Boiling point -252.88 °C, -423.18 °F, 20.27 K
Density STP 0.0899
Relative atomic mass 2.016

 

 

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