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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Fuel Economy Testing at the U.S. EPA National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory (SAE Paper 2004-01-2900)
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Fuel Economy Testing at the U.S. EPA National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory (SAE Paper 2004-01-2900). SAE - SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERS. SAE International, Warrendale, PA, (2004).
The paper is intended for engineers and techical personnel involved in the development of fuel economy testing of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
The introduction of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and their new technology has created the need for development of new fuel economy test procedures and safety procedures during testing. The United States Environmental Protection Agency-National Vehicle Fuels and Emissions Laboratory (U.S. EPA-NVFEL) performed the first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle fuel economy tests in November 2002 and then again in September 2003. It took approximately eight months to comply with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes related to safe handling of gaseous hydrogen and to design and implement the equipment changes necessary to measure hydrogen fuel economy. The paper will addresses the facility modifications, data acquisition instrumentation, test procedures and analytical equipment to accommodate chassis-dynamometer fuel economy testing of a hydrogen-fueled light-duty vehicle. The paper presents a brief comparison of the 3-different methods currently under consideration in the SAE J2572 draft standard for determining the hydrogen fuel economy from chassis dynamometer vehicle testing for the first vehicle configuration to undergo testing at EPA-NVFEL.
Record Details:Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF AIR AND RADIATION
OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION AND AIR QUALITY
LABORATORY OPERATIONS DIVISION