SERC is nearing the completion of the installation phase of our hydrogen station upgrade project. As a reminder, when it’s complete, the upgrade will allow us to completely fill our Toyota fuel cell car with 6 kg of hydrogen. That will give us a 400-mile range, enough to travel to the Bay Area or Sacramento and back.
The new 700 bar compressor is mounted and electrical power and the nitrogen and hydrogen gas supply lines have been connected. We are now in the process of installing the last few components of the high-pressure hydrogen dispensing system (the compressor discharge side). Once assembly is complete, SERC engineers will begin the testing phase of the commissioning plan. Tests will include field inspections, instrumentation verification tests, gas analysis, and pressure testing of the hydrogen plumbing. The initial start-up and operational testing of the new system will follow sometime in late July. This is an exciting period in the project; we’ll keep you posted on our progress.