SAE J2579 Validation Testing Program: Powertech Final Report

NREL, Robert Burgess (NREL Technical Monitor)

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


The Safety Working Group at the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has developed a new 'systems-level' document for hydrogen vehicles. This document, SAE TIR J2579, is a new approach to certification standards for components. The document eliminates the need for dozens of test samples, tested in isolation from each other. SAE TIR J2579 describes the components which create the 'high-pressureenvelope', the components whose primary function is the containment of the high-pressure hydrogen on-board the vehicle, and has created a sequential test based on those specific components.
Original languageAmerican English
PublisherNational Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Number of pages32
StatePublished - 2010

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5600-49867


  • hydrogen fuel handling system
  • tank-level test standards
  • vehicle fuel system tests


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