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Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: Focusing on Facility Safety Requirements continued criteria for approval when listed equipment is not available. This will provide common criteria for code officials and third parties to use in approving unlisted equipment. It will also level the playing field to ensure vendors are considering the same criteria across a variety of projects. A draft of the certification guide is expected to be available in the fall of 2015. CONCLUSION To learn more about hydrogen safety, please join the authors for an educational session at ICC’s Annual Conference in Long Beach, California, in September 2015. The educational session is expected to include a tour of a fuel cell vehicle fueling station. Nick Barilo is a licensed fire protection engineer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He manages the laboratory’s Hydrogen Safety Program, including the Hydrogen Safety Panel, Safety Knowledge Tools and First Responder Training Resources. He is also a member of the NFPA 2 Technical Committee (Hydrogen Technologies Code). Carl Rivkin is the Manager of the Codes and Standards Project Team in the Transportation and Hydrogen Systems Center (THSC) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo. The Codes and Standards Project Team at NREL has responsibility for addressing key safety issues and supporting the promulgation of Regulations, Codes and Standards required for the deployment alternative fuels with special focus on hydrogen. He is also a member of the NFPA 55 Technical Committee (Compressed Gases and Cryogenic Fluids Code). 1 NFPA 55, 2013 Edition. 2 NFPA 70® , National Electrical Code and NEC® are registered trademarks of the National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA. Figure 1. Label on hydrogen fuel dispenser is for electrical control panel in a hazardous location, not for the dispenser APRIL 2015 | 48


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