Hydrogen generators using fuel processing technologies — Part 1: Safety (Adopted ISO 16110-1:2007, first edition, 2007-03-15, with U.S. deviations)
This is the first edition of CSA/ANSI FC 5, Hydrogen generators using fuel processing technologies — Part 1: Safety, which is an adoption, with U.S. deviations, of the identically titled ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Standard 16110-1 (first edition, 2007- 03-15).
The U.S. deviations are intended to
a) correct inaccuracies; and
b) replace references to ISO and IEC Standards with references to U.S. and CSA Group Standards, where applicable.
This Standard has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard.
This part of ISO 16110 applies to packaged, self-contained or factory matched hydrogen generation systems with a capacity of less than 400 m3/h at 0 °C and 101,325 kPa, herein referred to as hydrogen generators, that convert an input fuel to a hydrogen-rich stream of composition and conditions suitable for the type of device using the hydrogen (e.g. a fuel cell power system or a hydrogen compression, storage and delivery system).
It applies to hydrogen generators using one or a combination of the following input fuels:
⎯ natural gas and other methane-rich gases derived from renewable (biomass) or fossil fuel sources, e.g. landfill gas, digester gas, coal mine gas;
⎯ fuels derived from oil refining, e.g. diesel, gasoline, kerosene, liquefied petroleum gases such as propane and butane;
⎯ alcohols, esters, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, Fischer-Tropsch liquids and other suitable hydrogen-rich organic compounds derived from renewable (biomass) or fossil fuel sources, e.g. methanol, ethanol, di-methyl ether, biodiesel;
⎯ gaseous mixtures containing hydrogen gas, e.g. synthesis gas, town gas.
This part of ISO 16110 is applicable to stationary hydrogen generators intended for indoor and outdoor commercial, industrial, light industrial and residential use.
It aims to cover all significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to hydrogen generators, with the exception of those associated with environmental compatibility (installation conditions), when they are used as intended and under the conditions foreseen by the manufacturer.
NOTE A list of significant hazards and hazardous situations dealt with in this part of ISO 16110 is found in Annex A.
This part of ISO 16110 is a product safety standard suitable for conformity assessment as stated in IEC Guide 104, ISO/IEC Guide 51 and ISO/IEC Guide 7.