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Fuel Cells

Fuel Cells

Ensure Your Fuel Cells Comply with All Safety Regulations

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 applicability.

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 Institute)
  • 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 requirements


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,” 2014/30/EU “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,” 2014/68/EU “Pressure Equipment Directive,” and other possible requirements of the country of designated installation.

The typical process is as follows:

  • Quote
  • Document/application submission
  • Preliminary investigation
  • Testing
  • Certification


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