Fuel Cells

Hydrogen as a fuel and energy carrier is coming into focus more and more. However, to create a worldwide hydrogen economy with fuel cells providing clean and safe electrical energy and users will have to embrace hydrogen. Kiwa is one of the leading parties in this area in Europe.

We assist you, as a manufacturer in the fuel cell business, to get safe and certified products both for hydrogen feeded power back-up systems and natural gas or LPG feeded CHP (combined heat and power) systems. We can assist as early as the product development stage, to minimise cost and optimise the development process. Utilisation of fuel cells in stationary, portable and mobile applications is the key to secure a successful future hydrogen economy. Kiwa is able to test your fuel cells according to the regulations IEC 62282 and EN 50465.

Kiwa can provide you the following services:

  • Safety and certification consultancy;
  • CE certification of stationary fuel cell systems and hydrogen generators;
  • Certification for the Gas Appliance Regulation and Press nearly markets);
  • Product certification of portable fuel cell systems;
  • Test and certify according to IEC 62282;
  • Test and certify according to EN 50465.

In addition we are actively involved in standardization work regarding fuel cell systems. Naturally, you will directly profit this activity by being informed on the latest developments.

Mini-and micro-Combined Heat & Power (mCHP) and new Distributed Generation (DG) technologies at small scales are of increasing political and public interest and we are involved at many levels including testing and certification of individual technologies. Many new products are emerging based on a variety of prime movers, including low-and high temperature fuel cells, gas engines, micro-turbines, and Stirling engines. Each system must show compliance to the relevant European Directives before you can sell it on the European market of even put into service.

If you are interested in our activities and would like to have more information, please contact us, whatever stage your development is at.