International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol.42, No.11, 7275-7289, 2017
IPHE regulations codes and standards working group - Type IV COPV round robin testing
This manuscript presents the results of a multi-lateral international activity intended to understand how to execute a cycle stress test as specified in a chosen standard (GTR, SAE, ISO, EIHP...). The purpose of this work was to establish a harmonized test method protocol to ensure that the same results would be achieved regardless of the testing facility. It was found that accurate temperature measurement of the working fluid is necessary to ensure the test conditions remain within the tolerances specified. Continuous operation is possible with adequate cooling of the working fluid but this becomes more demanding if the cycle frequency increases. Recommendations for future test system design and operation are presented. (C) 2016 Hydrogen Energy Publications LLC. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.