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RR715 - Installation permitting guidance for hydrogen and fuel cell stationary applications: UK version

The HYPER project, a specific targeted research project (STREP) funded by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme, developed an Installation Permitting Guide (IPG) for hydrogen and fuel cell stationary applications. The IPG was developed in response to the growing need for guidance to foster the use and facilitate installation of these systems in Europe. This document presents a modified version of the IPG specifically intended for the UK market. For example reference is made to UK national regulations, standards and practices when appropriate, as opposed to European ones.

The IPG applies to stationary systems fuelled by hydrogen, incorporating fuel cell devices with net electrical output of up to 10 kWel and with total power outputs of the order of 50 kW (combined heat + electrical) suitable for small back up power supplies, residential heating, combined heat-power (CHP) and small storage systems. Many of the guidelines appropriate for these small systems will also apply to systems up to 100 kWel, which will serve small communities or groups of households. The document is not a standard, but is a compendium of useful information for a variety of users with a role in installing these systems, including design engineers, manufacturers, architects, installers, operators/maintenance workers and regulators.

This report and the work it describes were funded by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Its contents, including any opinions and/or conclusions expressed, are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy.

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Updated 2010-03-19