There are a number of technical and measurement challenges that arise from the production, distribution, storage and end uses of hydrogen. The necessary instruments, protocols, technologies and standards to ensure efficacy and safety need to be developed. Some examples of areas where measurement can play a key role in supporting the successful deployment of hydrogen include:
- Developing standard test methods to assess the performance and durability of fuel cells and electrolysers, including materials development and quality control
- Accurately investigating and understanding the warming potential of hydrogen should large quantities leak from storage or distribution networks
- Performing flow measurement, pressure measurement and gas quality measurements to identify and quantify contaminants throughout the system
- Assessing the susceptibility to hydrogen embrittlement of repurposed gas network pipeline materials.