The SAE International Fuel Cell Taskforce has come out with two technical standards (SAE J2602 and SAE J2799) that will help to standardize hydrogen fueling stations across the globe. The new standards will affect stations that dispense compressed hydrogen gas at 5,000 psi and 10,000 psi.
According to the SAE press release, “SAE J2601 defines parameters for a hydrogen fueling experience similar to conventional fueling and is considered one of the key Standards required for the commercialization of fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen stations.
“The SAE J2601 Standard enables safe, full hydrogen fast-fueling, 3-5 minutes, for all light duty FCEVs, including models with a range of 300 or more miles (500km+). Obtaining extended driving ranges with hydrogen fueling is accomplished by compressing hydrogen to 70MPa (or H70).”
As useful as the SAE J2601 standard is, the SAE J2799 is a bit more cutting edge as it uses Smart technology to achieve greater accuracy of fueling. SAE J2799 creates a wireless standard of communication between hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and fueling stations which will result in increased driving range.