IGEM takes on hydrogen standards project

The Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers (IGEM) is to develop hydrogen standards for the government’s £25 million research and innovation programme.
The Hy4Heat programme is a feasibility study into the use of hydrogen for heat in UK homes and businesses.
As part of this, IGEM will review existing standards and bring together a group of technical specialists to identify knowledge gaps. This work will help the government to determine whether to proceed to a future community trial. A separate project will look at purity, odorisation and colourisation.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has appointed Arup as the programme management contractor for the Hy4Heat programme.
Three IGEM working groups will look at the following areas: DSEAR, materials, leakage rate and ventilation; appliance location, fluing, installation and air supply; and installation.
IGEM will deliver the project with industry partners DNV GL, Global Energy Associates, Health & Safety Laboratory, Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) and ICOM Energy Association.