National Standards
Federal Regulations

Identification CAN/BNQ 1784-000

    National Standards of Canada

    Canadian Hydrogen Installation Code


Scope The purpose of this code is to establish the installation requirements for hydrogen generating equipment, hydrogen utilizing equipment, hydrogen dispensing equipment, hydrogen storage containers, hydrogen piping systems and their related accessories.

As an example, the CHIC defines the installation requirements of hydrogen filling stations that dispense gaseous hydrogen, whether the hydrogen is produced by water electrolysis or natural gas reforming or delivered by truck in a liquid or gaseous form. It also provides guidelines for the installation of fuel cell and internal combustion engines that provide emergency or back-up power to commercial buildings and residential homes.



Published 2007
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Identification CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 62282-2:07 (R2013)
    Fuel Cell Technologies - Part 2
    Fuel Cell Modules




This part of IEC 62282 provides the minimum requirements for safety and performance of fuel cell modules. This standard applies to fuel cell modules with the following electrolyte chemistry: - alkaline; - proton exchange membrane (including direct methanol fuel cells); - phosphoric acid; - molten carbonate; - solid oxide fuel cell modules.

Fuel cell modules might be provided either with or without an enclosure and might be operated at significant pressurization levels or close to ambient pressure.

This standard deals with conditions that can yield hazards to persons and damage outside the fuel cell modules only. Protection against damage to the fuel cell modules internals is not addressed in this standard, provided it does not lead to hazards outside the module.

These requirements may be superseded by other standards for equipment containing fuel cell modules as required for particular applications. This part of IEC 62282 is not applicable for road vehicle applications.

This standard is not intended to limit or inhibit technological advancement. An appliance employing materials or having forms of construction differing from those detailed in the requirements of this standard may be examined and tested according to the intent of these requirements and, if found to be substantially equivalent, may be considered to comply with the standard.

The fuel cell modules are components of final products. These products require evaluation to appropriate end-product safety requirements.


Published 2007. Reaffirmed 2013.

Identification CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 62282-3-100:15

    Fuel Cell Technologies Part 3:

    Fuel Cell Power Systems Safety



Scope The adoption of the international standard, IEC 62282-3-100 (2012)
with Canadian modifications.
Status Published 2015

Identification CAN/CSA IEC 62282-5
    Fuel Cell Technologies Part 5:
    Portable Fuel Cell Appliances

      Under Development

The adoption of the international standard, IEC 62282-5-1

with Canadian modifications.


Status Under Development.

Classification 2.1
Hydrogen in a Metal Hydride Storage System
(classification for packaging)