Intertek’s Quality Assurance testing, inspection, and certification solutions provide risk management from hydrogen production, delivery, infrastructure, storage, fuel cells, and multiple end-uses of the hydrogen economy.
Hydrogen is a versatile, clean and safe energy carrier that can be used as a fuel for power or within industry as a feedstock. The rapidly expanding demand for hydrogen is being driven by environmental policies, commercialization of fuel cells, falling cost of renewables, energy independence and the increase in public and private investment.
As demand grows, the hydrogen sector will face challenges as well as opportunities. From the need for lower-cost, more-efficient and more-durable electrolyzers; to delivery and storage concerns; end use system integration; advanced manufacturing processes; and codes and standards alignment, the existing and emerging demands for hydrogen will significantly expand into the transportation, chemical, industrial applications and power generation sectors.
Transitioning from today’s Grey Hydrogen production to Blue and then Green production will also see advancements in not only production processes, but also the addition of complementary solutions such as carbon capture and storage (CCS), significant growth in renewable power generation, and expansion of current assets and infrastructure such as converting existing pipelines from natural gas to hydrogen.
As companies navigate the rapid energy evolution and keep pace with global energy demands, while fulfilling sustainability goals and ensuring profitability, hydrogen sector stakeholders need a trusted partner to help ensure quality and safety from production through to end use applications.
Today Intertek is pioneering hydrogen services and solutions for the entire hydrogen value-chain:
- Safety – assurance services to cover the safe production, handling and use of hydrogen
- Materials and Failure Analysis – expertise to provide assurance that your equipment and infrastructure will perform to the end of its design life with minimal maintenance, failure mitigation and with material strength prioritised and planned for.
- Testing and Certification – comprehensive testing and certification of hydrogen re-fueling stations, hydrogen fuel components and systems, including Dispensing systems, Compression systems, Storage systems, Electrolyzers, Chiller, Reformers, and Stationary Fuel Cell systems. Our bundled ETL, ATEX, and IECEx certifications allow for fast and efficient access to North America, Europe, Asia & 30 other potential markets.
- Advisory Services – engineering, materials, regulatory and safety expertise to achieve success by preventing product failures and increasing your speed to market. Intertek supports our clients with product design guidance, document preparation, remaining life assessments, risk assessment, supply chain assurance and training.
From functional safety and performance testing to material and fuel cell testing, regulatory support, integrity management software, engineering consulting, technical inspection services, hydrogen purity testing and quality monitoring, Intertek’s broad-based Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification services are delivered globally by our extensive network of industry experts.
It is estimated that the global hydrogen & fuel cell market will reach US$200bn by 2027. Sectors such as hydrogen production, transport, storage and application as well as stationary and portable fuel cells will contribute the most to this significant growth. Regardless of whether your needs are short-term or long-term, we understand and will help you anticipate not only the challenges and risks, but also the opportunities and benefits.
Whether you need samples tested, equipment certified, assets inspected or overall systems analyzed for quality assurance, Intertek is the partner you want with you in your energy evolution journey.
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