China issues standards for hydrogen industry construction

China has released standard guidelines covering the whole industrial chain of hydrogen energy production, following a month of heightened activity in the industry.

The standards were issued jointly by The National Standards Commission and six departments including the National Energy Administration.

Alongside hydrogen energy production, storage, transmission and use, standards encompass five subsystems of foundation and safety, refuelling, application and technology, as well as 20 secondary subsystems and 69 third-level subsystems.

In terms of foundation and safety, it mainly includes basic common standards such as terms, graphic symbols, comprehensive evaluation of hydrogen energy, hydrogen quality, and general parts, as well as general standards for hydrogen safety, covering materials, sealing, safety risk assessment, safety protection, monitoring, early warning, and emergency disposal.

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