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  • What type of testing is necessary for the selection of hydrogen pressure valves?

    Posted by Jerryn Joy on September 22, 2022 at 04:34

    valve is a critical safety component in various hydrogen applications. Therefore,
    selecting the right valve is important. What are the different safety testings which will assist in the selection of hydrogen pressure relief valves?

    Jerryn Joy replied 1 year, 6 months ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Shaik Sadhiq

    September 23, 2022 at 08:13

    High Pressure substance hydrogen need careful test for selecting of values. I think Bonfire test and Penetration tests are better and good results for that is quite good and safety to handel

  • Ganapathy Iyer

    September 23, 2022 at 12:36

    Most of the Hydrogen used in Fuel Cells, HP or LP needs to follow <b style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; color: var(–bb-body-text-color);”>ISO 12619.

    • Jerryn Joy

      September 23, 2022 at 13:48

      Thank you both for your valuable inputs

  • Enric Palau

    November 2, 2022 at 10:24


    Testing required for valves used for hydrogen systems may include some of the below, you may need to cherry pick wich ones are applicable for you depending on the pressure and where it will be installed.

    Valve inspection and testing based on API 598 or API6D

    Fugitive emissions test according to ISO 15848

    Metallic valve testing according to EN 12266-1

    Pressure testing of metallic valves according to ISO 5208

    Inspection and testing of valves for cryogenic service according to BS 6364

    Inspection and testing of valve suitable for gaseous hydrogen fueling stations according to ISO 19880-3

    Many standards are in development like ISO/CD 19880-6 for Fittings, and the ISO 15916 “Safety of Hydrogen Systems” is being revised

    Design Code: Hydrogen Piping and Pipelines ASME B31.12 – 2019

    Design guidelines for hydrogen piping and pipelines ASME STP-PT-006-2007 ASME

    ISO 11114-4: “Transportable gas cylinders. Compatibility of cylinder and valve materials with gas contents. Part 4: Test methods for selecting metallic materials resistant to hydrogen embrittlement

    Best regards,


    • Jerryn Joy

      November 2, 2022 at 21:14

      Thank you Enric for the detailed answer.

      It will be very helpful !

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