SAE J2579

Standard for Fuel Systems in Fuel Cell and Other Hydrogen Vehicles

Published
United States & Other Locales


Organization

 

 

Identification

Society of Automotive Engineers

Fuel Cell Standards Committee - Safety Working Group

 

SAE J2579
Standard for Fuel Systems in Fuel Cell and Other Hydrogen Vehicles

 

 

 

Scope

The purpose of this document is to define design, construction, operational, and maintenance requirements for hydrogen fuel storage and handling systems in on-road vehicles. Performance-based requirements for verification of design prototype and production hydrogen storage and handling systems are also defined in this document. Complementary test protocols (for use in type approval or self-certification) to qualify designs (and/or production) as meeting the specified performance requirements are described. Crashworthiness of hydrogen storage and handling systems is beyond the scope of this document. SAE J2578 includes requirements relating to crashworthiness and vehicle integration for fuel cell vehicles. It defines recommended practices related to the integration of hydrogen storage and handling systems, fuel cell system, and electrical systems into the overall Fuel Cell Vehicle.

 

NOTE: Ultimate design qualification for crash impact resistance is achieved by demonstrated compliance of the vehicle with applicable regulations.

 

                                

Status

Originally published December 2002. Updated and re-published in 2009, 2013 and 2018.  Available at www.sae.org

Revision to Appendices B3 and D (marked for guidance only, not requirements) included in 2018 edition.

 

Revision in progress.

 

Committee
Information

Chairman

Glenn Scheffler

Secretariat

SAE

Secretary