Codes & Standards – USA (ICC)
 

Hydrogen Issues Addressed in

  International Code Council’s

Fire Code &

Fuel Gas Code

Related to Hydrogen Infrastructure or Fuel Cells

 
 

·          2.0 Transportation Fuel Cell Applications

q       2.2 Fuels, Fuel Tanks & Dispensing

1.      International Fire Code

·          Section 2209.4.1 (vehicle overpressure protection)

·          Section 2209.5.1.1 (electrostatic discharge for fueling pads)

 

 

·          4.0 Hydrogen Infrastructure

q       4.2 H2 Transportation, Storage & Distribution

1.      International Fire Code

·          Sections 2209.3.2 & 2209.3.3 (gaseous canopy top storage)

·          Sections 2209.3.2 & 3204.4 (underground tanks)

·          Sections 3501.1, 3502.1, 3506, 3201.1, 3204.3.1.1, 2209.3.2.5 (liquid hydrogen tanks)

·          Sections 3502 & 3503 (metal hydride storage)

·          Section 3506 (metal hydride storage)

·          Table 2209.3.1 (separation distances & barrier walls)

·          Section 2209  (general)

 

2.      International Fuel Gas Code

·          Section  704.1.2.3.5 (H2 piping- concealed locations)

·          Sections 705.2 – 705.5.4 (testing, inspection & purging of H2 piping)

  

3.      International Building Code

·          Numerous Sections – ( fire barriers definition)

 

q       4.3 Hydrogen Safety & Sensors

1.      International Fire Code

·          Section 2211.7.2 (listing of lighter-than-air gas detection systems)

 

q       4.4 H2 Dispensing & Service Stations

1.      International Fire Code

·          Section 2209.4.1 (vehicle overpressure protection)

·          Section 2209.5.1.1 (electrostatic discharge for fueling pads)

·          Sections 2209.3.2 & 2209.3.3 (gaseous canopy top storage)

·          Sections 2209.3.2 & 3204.4 (underground tanks)

·          Table 2209.3.1 (separation distances & barrier walls)

·          Section 2209  (general)

·          Section 2209.3.2.3 (Indoor fueling requirements)