Through our extensive work on hydrogen testing, we regularly come across five crucial factors regarding the testing of hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) prototypes and products. Factors that often go unnoticed by many companies during their decision-making process whether to move forward with a hydrogen ICE project.
Safety is the top priority in product design, testing, and manufacturing when using alternative fuels. Testing equipment with moving parts, high-pressure fluids, and flammable materials carries inherent risks, particularly in research and development. The shift to new alternative fuel technologies presents unique safety challenges, such as transitioning from diesel to battery power or natural gas to hydrogen. To address these risks, companies should proactively implement strong safety measures in their research and development processes instead of reacting to emergencies.
The landscape of hydrogen fuel technology is expanding rapidly. Several automakers and aerospace companies are actively exploring opportunities within hydrogen fuel testing. To help you navigate this terrain, specifically the hydrogen safety precautions necessary, a dependable partner with a solid history of creating secure, adaptable, and compliant test cells for alternative energy is essential.
As the push for alternative energy in testing moves forward, hydrogen is increasingly being seen as an attractive alternative fuel option. As companies are exploring hydrogen fuel cell or hydrogen combustible engine production, it is important to ask yourself this key question: “Can I retrofit a current test facility for hydrogen testing?”