IEC/PAS 62282-6-150
Micro Fuel Cell Power Systems Safety Water reactive (UN Division 4.3) compounds in indirect PEM fuel cells



International Electrochemical Commission


IEC/PAS 62282-6-150
Micro Fuel Cell Power Systems Safety Water reactive (UN Division 4.3) compounds in indirect PEM fuel cells

Explanatory note

































History: This PAS covers the integration of IEC 62282-6-100 main body section with Annex F
from the same document, but with an expansion of fuels compared to those originally covered by Annex F.

Purpose of Document:
This document is intended to serve as an early published document that may be referred to by international transportation regulators.

Urgency of Project: Representatives of micro fuel cell developers are working with international transportation regulators to permit the use of micro fuel cell power systems by commercial aircraft cabin passengers and by commercial shipping means.  IEC 62282-6-100 does not include the use of these new fuels.  Proponents want to satisfy transportation regulators that a published safety document exists in order to move forward with the new technology. The delay required to wait for the second edition of the standard will cause hardship for the proponents of the new fuels.

Consensus: WG 8 already discussed earlier versions of the present draft at its meetings in Geneva and in Seattle (June and October 2010); the draft attached has therefore reached acertain level of consensus

Publication: The draft is intended to be published as a stand-alone IEC/PAS (possible reference would be IEC/PAS 62282-6-150). The relationship between the proposed PAS and IEC 62282-6-100 is described in the scope (clause 1, last paragraph).  In the frame of the planned splitting of IEC 62282-6-100 edition 1 the PAS will be transformed at a later date into an IS and integrated into the IEC 62282-6-1xx series.


IEC/PAS 62282-6-150:2011(E) covers micro fuel cell power systems using hydrogen produced from the reaction of an aqueous solution with solid UN Division 4.3 (water-reactive) compounds in indirect PEM fuel cell systems that are wearable or easily carried by hand, providing d.c. outputs that do not exceed 60 V d.c. and power outputs that do not exceed 240 VA. 



The PAS (Publicly Available Specification) was approved in January 2011.

IEC PAS 62282-6-150 on micro fuel cell technologies using water reactive fuels and IEC 62282-6-100 on general micro fuel cell safety have been proposed to the International Civil Aviation Organization to allow the transport and passenger carry-on of fuel cell cartridges.