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New Standards for Hydrogen Cylinders in the Field of E-Mobility

7. December 2023

On May 2023, the National Standardization Administration Committee (SAC) has announced several new product certification standards, several of which are relevant for the area for E-Mobility. Many E-Mobility products and components often fall under specific product test and registration requirements.

Two of the new standards relevant for e-mobility are covering hydrogen gas cylinders for automotive and land vehicles:

  • GB/T 42626-2023 Periodic inspection and evaluation of fully wrapped fibre reinforced composite gas cylinders of compressed hydrogen gas for automotive vehicles
  • GB/T 42612-2023 Fully-wrapped carbon fiber reinforced cylinders with a plastic liner for the on-board storage of compressed hydrogen as a fuel for land vehicles

The planned implementation date for GB/T 42626-2023 is December 1, 2023. The implementation date of GB/T 42612-2023 is published for the following next year on June 1, 2024. The Chinese implementation rules set the framework of valid product standards, forming the cornerstone for compliance on the Chinese markets.

Manufacturers need to be prepared for regulation updates to ensure that their product uphold the compliance requirements in order to be approved for import, use, sales and distribution in China.

This kind of approval can be carried out by China Certification Corporation via the CSEI authority. It is also relevant for the CCC complete vehicle certification. You can find an overview of the most important consulting services on our consulting page.

For more information on how CCC certification, the CCC Self-Declaration and voluntary CCAP or CQC certification may affect your company, or for more information about CCC certification in general, please visit our News Section where you will find current updates twice a week.

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MPR Author

About the author: Julian Busch is founder and Managing Director of MPR China Certification GmbH
Publisher: MPR China Certification GmbH

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