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

Abstract

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 National 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.

Authors:
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Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1192980
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; RELIABILITY; FUEL CELL ELECTRIC VEHICLES; FUEL CELL; FUELING STATION; ROBOT; ESIF; HYDROGEN

Citation Formats

Harrison, Kevin. Robot-Powered Reliability Testing at NREL's ESIF. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Harrison, Kevin. Robot-Powered Reliability Testing at NREL's ESIF. United States.
Harrison, Kevin. Thu . "Robot-Powered Reliability Testing at NREL's ESIF". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1192980.
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abstractNote = {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 National 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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {12}
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