EIHP Project Goals


EIHP2 will also develop a refuelling station layout requirement, analyse and quantify health, environment and safety risks associated with onsite hydrogen equipment and assess the requirements for maintenance and periodic inspection of all related components and sys-tems. Finally EIHP2 will identify the requirements necessary to harmonise standards, codes of practice and filling procedures applicable to refuelling station sub-systems and compo-nents on a European and global level. For the first time this will also include the refuelling interface (nozzle-receptacle) between the filling station and the vehicle also taking into ac-count the necessary refuelling procedures for fast filling. The outcome shall be approved re-fuelling connectors.

EIHP2 will undertake comparative risk and safety analyses with respect to the release of hy-drogen in confined and semi-confined environments, such as tunnels, inner-city streets and garages. These experimental data shall provide sufficient input to enable the partnership to define the required inputs for hydrogen related standards and regulations.

EIHP2 in its attempt for global harmonisation will try to coordinate such activities between the EU and the USA. Also first contacts to Japan will be established. Interested experts and tar-get groups shall be informed in workshops on the results achieved in EIHP2.