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Title: Robot-Powered Reliability Testing at NREL's ESIF

With auto manufacturers expected to roll out fuel cell electric vehicles in the 2015 to 2017 timeframe, the need for a reliable hydrogen fueling infrastructure is greater than ever. That's why the Natmore »ional Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is using a robot in its Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) to assess the durability of hydrogen fueling hoses, a largely untested—and currently costly—component of hydrogen fueling stations. The automated machine mimics the repetitive stress of a human bending and twisting the hose to refuel a vehicle—all under the high pressure and low temperature required to deliver hydrogen to a fuel cell vehicle's onboard storage tank.« less
Title: Robot-Powered Reliability Testing at NREL's ESIF
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Publication Date: 2013-12-05
OSTI Identifier: 1192980
Other Number(s): Other: None
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 42 ENGINEERING ; RELIABILITY ; FUEL CELL ELECTRIC VEHICLES ; FUEL CELL ; FUELING STATION ; ROBOT ; ESIF ; HYDROGEN
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:02:46
System Entry Date: 2018-02-14