Continuous Codes and Standards Improvement (CCSI)

Carl Rivkin, William Buttner, Robert Burgess

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As of 2014, the majority of the codes and standards required to initially deploy hydrogen technologies infrastructure in the United States have been promulgated. These codes and standards will be field tested through their application to actual hydrogen technologies projects. Continuous codes and standards improvement (CCSI) is a process of identifying code issues that arise during project deployment and then developing codes solutions to these issues. These solutions would typically be proposed amendments to codes and standards. The process is continuous because as technology and the state of safety knowledge develops there will be a need to monitor the application of codes and standards and improve them based on information gathered during their application. This paper will discuss code issues that have surfaced through hydrogen technologies infrastructure project deployment and potential code changes that would address these issues. The issues that this paper will address include (1) setback distances for bulk hydrogen storage, (2) code mandated hazard analyses, (3) sensor placement and communication, (4) the use of approved equipment, and (5) system monitoring and maintenance requirements.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2015
Event2015 International Conference on Hydrogen Safety - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 19 Oct 201521 Oct 2015


Conference2015 International Conference on Hydrogen Safety
CityYokohama, Japan

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5400-65989


  • CCSI
  • codes and standards
  • hydrogen
  • hydrogen safety
  • hydrogen storage
  • infrastructure
  • sensors


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