Hydrogen Storage and Piping Systems

This section applies to commercial bulk hydrogen storage facilities, including stationary facilities, tube trailers, laboratories, and fueling stations.

Storage and handling of compressed hydrogen gas and cryogenic liquid hydrogen present potential health and safety hazards. Use of proper storage and handling techniques is essential to maintaining a safe work environment.

  • The storage system should not be located beneath electric power lines, close to other flammable gases or liquids, or close to public areas.
  • It should be readily accessible to authorized personnel and delivery equipment, but protected from physical damage or tampering.
  • Only trained and qualified personnel should be allowed to handle compressed hydrogen gas or cryogenic liquid hydrogen. Refer to training requirements listed in Safety Culture and Incident Procedures.