Ensure Your Fuel Cells Comply with All Safety
If your company produces fuel cells for consumer use, your product must
comply with the ANSI Z21.83 “Fuel Cell Power Plants” standard.
TÜV Rheinland provides testing services for the United States and Canada,
conducted in accordance with ANSI Z21.83 and other standards and guidelines,
such as the National Electric Code-Article 692, based on their
As a partner for developing and testing this technology – including
regulatory consulting of all safety aspects and assessment of conformity to
regulations and standards – we are highly knowledgeable in fuel cell
technology and can assure you top-quality service.
Benefits at a Glance
With fuel cells services from TÜV Rheinland, you can be sure of:
- Safety and quality
- Conformity to standards set by ANSI (American National Standards
- CE marking and other requirements
- Greater market access
- Meeting set standards and regulations
- TÜV Rheinland’s exclusive, one-stop service
- A lead against the competition with a neutral audit seal
- Reduced risk of company liability with documented safety standards
- Fast audit times and long-standing experience from a company with a
global presence and reputation
- Compliance with local government and legal requirement
Testing for the U.S. and Canada is conducted in accordance with the ANSI
Z21.83 “Fuel Cell Power Plants" standard.
CE marking testing for fuel cells typically includes an evaluation to the
draft standard IEC/EN 62282 “Fuel Cell Technologies,” 2006/95/EC “Low
Voltage Directive,” 98/37/EC “Industrial Machinery Directive,” 2004/108/EC
“EMC Directive,” and their harmonized standards as applicable.
Other directives and standards might be relevant, depending on the size and
design of the fuel system – for example, 94/9/EC “ATEX Directive,” 97/23/EC
“Pressure Equipment Directive,” and other possible requirements of the
country of designated installation.
The typical process is as follows:
- Document/application submission
- Preliminary investigation