ASTM D7651 - 17

    Standard Test Method for Gravimetric Measurement of Particulate Concentration of Hydrogen Fuel

    Active Standard ASTM D7651 | Developed by Subcommittee: D03.14

    Book of Standards Volume: 05.06


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 Low operating temperature fuel cells such as proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) require high purity hydrogen for maximum material performance and lifetime. Measurement of particulates in hydrogen is necessary for assuring a feed gas of sufficient purity to satisfy fuel cell and internal combustion system needs as defined in SAE J2719. The particulates in hydrogen fuel for fuel cell vehicles (FCV) and gaseous hydrogen powered internal combustion engine vehicles may adversely affect pneumatic control components, such as valves, or other critical system components. Therefore, the concentration of particulates in the hydrogen fuel should be limited as specified by ISO 14687-2, SAE J2719, or other hydrogen fuel quality specifications.

    5.2 Although not intended for application to gases other than hydrogen fuel, techniques within this test method can be applied to gas samples requiring determination of particulate concentration.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method is primarily intended for gravimetric determination of particulate concentration in hydrogen intended as a fuel for fuel cell or internal combustion engine powered vehicles. This test method describes operating and quality control procedures required to obtain data of known quality satisfying the requirements of SAE J2719. This test method can be applied to other gaseous samples requiring determination of particulates provided the user’s data quality objectives are satisfied.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    SAE Standards

    SAE J2600 Compressed Hydrogen Surface Vehicle Refueling Connection Devices

    SAE J2719 Hydrogen Quality Guideline for Fuel Cell Vehicles

    ASTM Standards

    D4150 Terminology Relating to Gaseous Fuels

    D7650 Test Method for Sampling of Particulate Matter in High Pressure Hydrogen used as a Gaseous Fuel with an In-Stream Filter

    E617 Specification for Laboratory Weights and Precision Mass Standards


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 27.075 (Hydrogen technologies)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15111500(Gaseous fuels)


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    DOI: 10.1520/D7651-17

    Citation Format

    ASTM D7651-17, Standard Test Method for Gravimetric Measurement of Particulate Concentration of Hydrogen Fuel, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.org

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