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Fuelling a green future

The fight against global warming and climate change is a challenge that affects everyone – in all countries and industries. Numerous nations have already committed to reducing energy consumption and have agreed to ambitious goals to minimise carbon emission-related effects. However, the transition from conventional to renewable energy, such as wind and solar power, is just a first step in achieving these goals.


Hydrogen as an energy carrier offers the extensive potential to support decarbonisation efforts. Hydrogen can be used as a storage medium to further advance the integration and use of energy from renewable sources and as a sector coupling technology to decarbonise all energy sectors. This has been recognised by the UK where legislation has been passed to reduce emissions to net zero by 2050.

In principle, all industry-driven countries have not only understood the role of hydrogen to reach climate goals but have started to support the introduction of hydrogen in projects reaching from the generation of green hydrogen over transportation to hydrogen usage in widespread applications.

The roles of Hydrogen


At TÜV SÜD, we support our customers with services to make sure that hydrogen projects are safe, efficient and economical. Services include:


  • Calibration & Testing
    TÜV SÜD offers flow meter testing with hydrogen as live fluid for both the transport and heat / industrial sectors.
    • We have developed a world-first facility for testing and calibration of domestic gas meters for hydrogen service, both pure hydrogen and blends with natural gas, in accordance with OIML R-137.
    • Construction is now in progress and by mid-2021 we will have a portable primary standard for testing hydrogen refuelling stations for dispensed quantity at the nozzle in accordance with OIML R-139.

  • Testing components for hydrogen infrastructure:
  • Certification – CertifHy
    TÜV SÜD is part of the consortium delivering the CertifHy project- an EU-wide Guarantee of Origin scheme for green and low carbon hydrogen. For more information on CertifHy click here.
  • Research & Development
    Improving measurement of the amount of hydrogen dispensed for vehicle refuelling and the flow rate of natural gas-hydrogen mixtures in pipelines. TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory is developing standards for accurate flow metering and pricing at hydrogen refuelling stations. For more information click here.
  • Test plans – preparation and development of test plans

  • Risk assessments – Hazard and risk assessment and/or review of hazard and risks assessments (e.g. FMEA, FTA, HAZOP, RAMS) to identify safety gaps

  • Safety case management & strategy – TÜV SÜD is  experienced in building safety cases for industrial environments and can help create right first time safety cases for hydrogen infrastructure systems.


At TÜV SÜD, we are committed to applying our vast expertise and experience with hydrogen and related technologies to support the development of safe, secure and reliable hydrogen energy solutions.

TÜV SÜD has experience over the whole value chain of hydrogen and life cycle of hydrogen technologies. We use our experience across safety-critical sectors (oil & gas, nuclear, aerospace & defence, medical, etc) that can be applied to the clean energy sector.

TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory is the UK’s Designated Institute for flow and density measurement standards, funded by BEIS.  It provides the UK’s measurement traceability that underpins all flow and density measurements, and transactions based upon these. It has a crucial role in providing testing infrastructure and measurement expertise to support the transition to clean fuels.



The role of measurement in enabling net zero emissions

17 June 2020 | 14:00 – 15:00 BST


Hydrogen - Measure-to-Manage Stakeholder Workshop: A Report of Findings

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Increase safety and reliability with risk assessment practices.


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